HOW TO GIVE BACK DURING COVID-19:
We realize that during challenging times there's a natural impulse to want to help others. Especially during times like these, there can be gaps in the volunteer workforce and a larger need for assistance in the community. To help students, faculty, and staff learn about ways they might volunteer or donate, check out the resources provided by the Office of Student Life's Community Service Learning Center.
Also, the following websites will help identify the most up-to-date list of local organizations accepting community help to aid in the COVID-19 response:
We also encourage you to regularly check the Centers for Disease Control site and the GVSU Coronavirus site for the most relevant information on how to keep yourself and our communities safe and healthy.
Our Statement About Service:
With the changing world around us, our definition of service is also changing. We believe there are always ways to give back to your community while adhering to guidelines set forth by local/state governments. With that being said, we want to give our students as many resources as possible to expand their definition of service. Helping to get your friends registered to vote, organizing a neighborhood clean up, or tutoring neighborhood kids are all ways that you can engage with your community while keeping you and everyone around you safe. Below you will find a number of different ways that you can get involved both in our GVSU community and beyond.
Community Engagement Opportunities
Virtual Service Opportunities
- The Heart of West Michigan United Way has many opportunities for virtual/remote service!
Become a mentor:
Additional places to find virtual service opportunities:
In-Person Service Opportunities
Check out these different places for in-person service opportunities!
- Volunteer to help staff the Allendale Township Satellite Clerk's Office
- Gift of Life
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
Places to find in-person service opportunities:
Drop-In Service Opportunities
Look for more Drop-In Service Events, beginning in Winter 21!
Ways to Get Involved in Your Neighborhood
- Rake your neighbor's leaves or offer to shovel snow for them
- Organize a neighborhood cleanup
- Ask your neighbors if you can collect their cans to raise money for a non-profit
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 email@example.com.
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