The following list of opportunities are not directly coordinated by the CSLC. Please be sure to sign up with the listed contact person.
Tuesday, September 6 to Sunday, September 11 (Times Vary)
Get to know your neighbors on Grand Rapids’ Northeast Side! Get involved in your community! Get NE side residents involved in the democratic process! GVSU student volunteers needed to distribute flyers in the Belknap neighborhood, at your convenience, between September 6 and September 11. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Melissa Baker-Boosamra at email@example.com or 331-2349.
Saturday, September 10 from 8:00am-12:00pm
NAMI Walks support the mission-driven work of our NAMI organizations, which host education programs, facilitate support groups, provide mental health training, advocate for access to services, and offer a compassionate place to turn for the millions of Americans living with mental illness. This event is beings sponsored by the Active Minds chapter of Davenport University, and the event will take place on the Davenport University on Kraft Avenue. Volunteer duties may include set up, tear down, running booths, registration, etc. You could also get a group together to walk in the event and be a sponsor! If you are interested in getting involved, contact Kait Theisen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-902-1543. The deadline to contact Kait is September 9.
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.
Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, October 9 from 10:00am-8:00pm
The Grand Rapids Art Museum is a HUGE part of ArtPrize every year! ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet according to The Art Newspaper, and was recently highlighted in The New York Times' 52 Places To Go in 2016. For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues, museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, hotels, public parks, lobbies, buildings, walls, bridges, laundromats, and auto body shops. It's all free and open to the public.
Volunteers help many ways during ArtPrize! We could never hold this event without them. For 2016, the shifts run Sept. 21st through Oct. 9th, in increments of every two hours. The many areas to choose from are:
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kris Shannon at email@example.com or 616-831-2933.
Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, October 9 (Times Vary)
We are seeking amazing volunteers to join the ArtPrize Eight Volunteer Team! You can visit www.artprize.org/volunteer to create your own volunteer account and then schedule yourself for volunteer opportunities - you get to choose your own schedule! This is a great opportunity to learn more about Grand Rapids and gain amazing experience! ArtPrize Eight runs from September 21st-October 9th. ArtPrize® is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet. For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues, museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, hotels, public parks, lobbies, buildings, walls, bridges, laundromats, and auto body shops and its all free and open to the public. There are a wide range of volunteer duties/positions! We need volunteers for education programs, exhibitions, events, bilingual volunteers, and our visitor services programs. You can find more information on available volunteer opportunities at www.artprize.org/volunteer. The deadline to sign-up is September 12 and all volunteers must go through a mandatory training (with information available in your volunteer account).
Saturday, October 1 from 8:00am-12:00pm
The Spartan Stores YMCA is partnering with MDOT to host a fall highway cleanup on Saturday, October 1st! We will be meeting at the Spartan Stores YMCA at 8:00am for a donut and juice breakfast and carpooling to our cleanup location near the facility. Cleanup will last until approximately 12:00pm. If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-885-5525.
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.