Drop-In Days of Service

What are Drop-in Days of Service?

Drop-in Days of Service are on-campus opportunities for students to "drop in" and complete service projects for service hours. They are located on GVSU's Allendale Campus in Kirkhof Center (room numbers vary, please see below for more specific information). At these days of service, students will learn more about different Nonprofit Organizations and how they help the community around Grand Valley. Students will also be able to find good places to volunteer at in the future.

Be on the lookout for more Drop-in Days of Service hosted by various student organizations as well!

Positivity notes for Drop-in Days of Service

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, seniors, and soldiers
  • Making Bravery Bracelets for the Children's Advocacy Center
  • Affirmation bookmarks for SLD Read
  • Teacher appreciation cards
  • Positivity Pebbles for Blandford Nature Center
  • Assembling native prairie seeds

Drop-in Days Schedule

Winter 2024 Semester


Service Activity & Community Partner





Community Partner: Kids' Food Basket

Service Activity: Decorating lunch bags for kids. Come get crafty and add a touch of joy to these bags for the kids. Your artistic flair can make a difference!

2-4 p.m.


Friday 2/16/24

Community Partners: Ottawa County Parks & Samaritas

Service Activity: It's a month of love. Join us and let us make Valentine's Day cards for our senior citizens at Samaritas and sort out seeds for our parks in Ottawa County.

2-4 p.m.


Friday 3/15/24

Community Partner 1: SLD Read

Service Activity 1: Making Bookmarks. We are working on a bunch of books that need to be wrapped “blind date with a book” style for SLD Read’s community events.

Community Partner 2: Heart of West Michigan United Way

Service Activity 2: Join the party and help us create 150 awesome containers filled with detergent as we celebrate feminine hygiene with United Way! No prior detergent-making skills needed – just swing by, pick up a new skill, and be a part of making a positive impact.

2-4 p.m.


Friday 4/12/24

Community Partner: Humane Society of West Michigan

Service Activity: Join us in crafting joy for our furry friends at the Humane Society of West Michigan! Let's unleash our creativity and make pawsome dog toys and other fun animal goodies together!

2-4 p.m.


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Non-Profit Organization Volunteer Organizations



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."

Volunteer at Blandford Nature Center 

Blandford Nature Center

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."

Volunteer at the Kids Food Basket

Additionally, you can stop in the office (KC 1110) for paper bags to decorate for their Sack Suppers.

Kids Food Basket

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."

Volunteer at the Humane Society

Humane Society of West MI

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."

Get Involved at IKUS


Replenish of GVSU

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

Volunteer at Replenish

Replenish at GVSU

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."

Volunteer at the CAC

CAC Ottawa

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