Community Engagement Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Luton Park Native Tree Planting and Native Prairie Seed Harvesting - Kent County Parks

10am - 12pm, Saturday Oct. 23rd

Plant a variety of native tree species at sites where woody invasive species were removed earlier this fall.

Email to register.


Making a Hometown Difference - The Salvation Army

4pm - 7pm, Wednesday, Oct. 27th

Located at the Grand Rapids Kroc Center (2500 S. Division Ave)

Deadline to register is Oct. 22nd. Please use this link to register.


Halloween Treat Stations - John Ball Zoo

6:45pm - 10:30pm, Sunday Oct. 31st

Sign up to volunteer.


Pioneer Trail Native Tree Planting Project - Kent County Parks

10am - 12pm, Saturday Nov. 6th

Support natural habitat sites along the Pioneer Trail by planting native tree seedlings and spreading native plant seeds

Registration required by emailing 


Luton Park Prairie Habitat Support Project - Kent County Parks

10am - 12pm, Saturday Nov. 13th

Support the native prairie site at Luton Park by removing woody invasive species and spreading native prairie forb species

Registration required by emailing 

Off-Campus Opportunities

Zoo Goes BOO! - John Ball Zoo*

Friday Oct. 15th - Sunday, Oct. 24th

Shifts from 8:30am - 5:15pm

Sign up to volunteer.


Volunteer ESL Teacher - Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 18th - March 31st

AM Sessions: 9:15am - 11:15am

PM Sessions: 6:15pm - 8:15pm

People pursuing a teaching degree are preferred. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.

Contact Sujey Garcia at to sign up.


Friendly Visitor - Spectrum Health

Volunteer Orientation program required. Multiple positions open.

Learn more on Spectrum Health's website.


Food Box Packer - Heartside Gleaning Initiative

Help pack boxes of fresh produce for individuals and families participating in nutrition education programs.

Apply to volunteer with Heartside Gleaning Initiative.


Check In and Check Out - Indian Trails Camp

Various dates and shift times available.

Sign up for Indian Trails Camps


Cross-Cultural Partnership Volunteer - Treetops Collective

Sign up for a training session and to volunteer on Treetops Collectives’ website.


Tutor - Literacy Center of West Michigan 

Fill out the interest form and sign up for an orientation.


Kids' Food Basket Farm Volunteer Shifts

8:00am - 10:00am, Monday - Friday

5:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesday

You can learn more about this opportunity on their website.

Sign up to volunteer


*This is a seasonal event only happening through the month of October.

On-Campus and Remote Opportunities

GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project

Check out this great opportunity right on GVSU's campus.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-3pm

Fridays 1pm-4pm

You can find more information on the SAP through their Visit & Volunteer page.


Smithsonian Digital Volunteers - The Transcription Center

Transcribe and review digitized historical collections from around the Smithsonian.

Learn more about the Transcription Center and sign up to begin.


Social Media Coordinator - SLD Read

Help SLD Read manage their social media promotions.

Learn more about SLD Read.


Virtual Volunteer - Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

Volunteer at RMWM with the following opportunities:

Share Favorite Recipes

Spread Encouragement to Families

Decorate Snack Bags

Collect Pop Tabs

Sign up through the RMWM website.


Job Feed

10/20/21 Volunteer/Intern for job 5523886
Legal Assistance Center
Expires: 11/26/21

10/15/21 Spring 2022 Legal Externship for job 5505435
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Expires: 12/1/21

10/13/21 Tax Preparation Volunteer for job 5493688
International Rescue Committee
Expires: 1/1/22

10/11/21 Americorp Volunteer for job 5479154
Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
Expires: 10/31/21

10/5/21 Fair Housing Tester (Stipend Provided) for job 5456463
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
Expires: 10/31/22

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The information on this page is being provided strictly as a courtesy to our students seeking community engagement opportunities. The following list of opportunities is not coordinated by the CSLC. If any of these opportunities interest you please contact the community partner directly through the contact person listed. 

The views and opinions represented by these organizations are not affiliated with Grand Valley State University. If you find that a position posted through this site is not as advertised, please notify the Community Service Learning Center at

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