The following list of opportunities are not directly coordinated by the CSLC. Please be sure to sign up with the listed contact person.
Saturday, July 23 from 8:00am-12:00pm
The Spartan Stores YMCA is participating in the adopt-a-highway program through MDOT and will be hosting a highway cleanup on Saturday, July 23rd. Please come out to help clean our community! We will be meeting at the Spartan Stores YMCA at 8am and carpooling from here to the highway (131-S and 44th St exit) to clean until around 11am-noon. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Scott at 616-885-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out!
Saturday, July 30 from 8:30am-11:00am
Spartan Stores YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with the 2016 Race for Spartan Stores YMCA presented by Chemical Bank. Race day is on Saturday, July 30th, but we will need assistance in many different areas prior to the race and on race day. Duties include setup/take down, race promotion, registration, course safety, etc. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Scott at 616-885-5525 or email@example.com if you are interested in helping out with this event!
Sunday, July 31 from 11:00am-5:00pm
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is turning 19 and celebrating with a big street party! This is a free family event with games, arts and crafts, and FUN! Volunteers are needed to assist children with art activities, games, face painting and play throughout the day. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Juli Atherton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-235-4726 by July 27.
Friday, August 5 - Time is TBD (Also available on August 20, 2016)
Help the West Michigan Whitecaps Community Foundation sell 50/50 raffle tickets at one of their home baseball games. The event could last up to 4 hours, and you will be contacted via email as to the arrival time - each game may be different. Please contact Lauren Brenda at email@example.com or by calling 616-426-3672 to volunteer.
Monday-Friday, August 22-26 (Times Vary)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you lived on campus as a freshman, you may remember how painless the move-in process was with friendly volunteers eager to quickly move all of your boxes, clothing, and school supplies up to your room. You may remember being greeted with a smile from a crowd of faculty, staff, and students. Or you may only remember getting free ice cream! Hopefully this warm welcome helped to put your anxiety to rest as you entered this new realm of college life.
Now is your time to give back to our newest Lakers by participating in this tradition! Sign up below for one (or more) shifts during Move-In Week. The signup deadline is Friday, August 12th. Hours worked can also count towards community service hours requirements that you may have for your groups and organizations! Also, you will be reminded before Move-In Week, but please wear LAKER BLUE and bring your student ID to check-in! Sign Up Here. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Saturday, September 10 from 6:30am-1:00pm
The Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon is a race designed specifically to give runners a shot at qualifying for the Boston Marathon in 2017. The race will be limited to 330 runners, and volunteers will be needed to aid and assist runners by staffing aid stations and race HQ. If interested please contact Ethan Ray at email@example.com or by calling 616-799-2039.
Saturday, September 17 (Times Vary)
Join the thousands of people caring for our Great Lakes during the Alliance for the Great Lakes' September "Adopt-a-Beach" Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. The event is scheduled for September 17, dates and times may vary. Volunteers who participate in the event not only remove debris, they also record their findings. Here are two ways you can participate:
For additional information, please contact Jillian Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-850-0745.
Sunday, October 23rd from 6:00am-4:00pm
The Grand Rapids Marathon will consist of a marathon, a half marathon, and a marathon relay event. Volunteers are needed to assist and aid the runners during the events. For more information about the event, please visit the Grand Rapids Marathon's webpage. To volunteer, please contact Ethan Ray at email@example.com or call 616-799-2039. Posted 3/4/2016.
The Community Service Learning Center encourages students to consider participating in the following community service and volunteer opportunities. Please note that the CSLC does not assume responsibility for the opportunities listed by non-GVSU organizations nor provide transportation to those opportunities. To RSVP as a volunteer, please contact the organization directly.