Drop-In Days of Service

What are Drop-in Days of Service?

Drop-in Days of Service are opportunities that help give students an opportunity to "drop in" and complete service projects for service hours. They are located on the GVSU Allendale campus and are super fun! Students will acquire knowledge about different aspects of how Non-Profits can help the community, as well as finding good places to volunteer at in the future. Be on the lookout for more Drop-in Days of Service hosted by various student organizations!


Drop-in Days of Service Projects

Projects may include:

  • Decorating paper bags for Kids Food Basket
  • Upcycling t-shirts into dog toys for the Humane Society
  • Making cards for children in the hospital, people in retirement homes, and soldiers
  • Making Bravery Bracelets for the Children's Advocacy Center
  • Painting Positivity Pebbles for the Children's Advocacy Center

Dates & Times!

We will be hosting multiple Drop-in Days of Service this semester!

Date

Service Activity & Community Partner

Time

Location

September 23

Painting "positivity pebbles" for the Children's Advocacy Center

2-4 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Room 2266

October 28

Sack Supper bag decorating with Kid's Food Basket

2-4 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Room 2266

November 18

Making Thanksgiving turkeys for children at Helen Devos Children's Hospital

2-4 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Room 2266

December 2

Making holiday cards for seniors

2-4 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Room 2266


MLK Jr. Day of Service
MADM Drop-In Service
MLK Jr. Day of Service

Non-Profit Organization Volunteer Organizations

Organization

Mission

Link to Volunteer Page

Link to Organization Website

Blandford Nature Center

"The mission of Blandford is to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. Our vision is a thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy, natural world."

https://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/experiences/#volunteering

https://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Kids Food Basket

"We nourish children living at or near the poverty level with critical evening meals to level the playing field for their academic achievement. Equipping children and families with greater access to fresh, locally grown food can help us build a more vibrant, healthier West Michigan."

https://kidsfoodbasket.org/volunteer/

 

Additionally, you can stop in the CSLC for paper bags to decorate for their Sack Suppers.

https://kidsfoodbasket.org/

The Humane Society of West MI

"To promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement, and protection."

https://www.hswestmi.org/support.html

https://www.hswestmi.org/

IKUS: Indian Trails Camp

"ITC gives campers the ability to choose which activities they want to engage in no matter what their abilities are. It’s also because of our enthusiastic and energetic staff, who support and encourage campers as they challenge themselves."

https://ikuslife.org/get-involved/#tab-id-8

https://ikuslife.org/

Replenish of GVSU

"Replenish is an on campus, Grand Valley State University food resource, developed to support students."

https://www.gvsu.edu/replenish/get-involved-4.htm

https://www.gvsu.edu/replenish/

The Children's Advocacy Center

"Our mission: To provide child centered prevention, advocacy, and team intervention in investigation, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse inclusive of all children and families."

https://cac-ottawa.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/

https://cac-ottawa.org/



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