Thompson Scholars Days of Service

What are Thompson Scholars Days of Service?

Thompson Scholars Days of Service are opportunities for students that are current Thompson Scholars to participate in community service. These days of service will include on-campus events and off-campus opportunities.

A Thompson Scholar is a student who receives one of the following scholarships:

  • The Thompson University Preparatory Academy Scholarship
  • The Thompson Working Families Scholarship
  • The Thompson Working Families Achiever Scholarship
  • The Thompson Working Families Transfer Student Scholarship
Thompson Scholars Group Photo at Michigan Veterans Homes

Thompson Scholars 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

Thompson Scholars Days of Service Dates




Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids


February 23, 2024

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Coffee and donuts with veterans living in Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids. Our goal will be to share a meal with the veterans along with playing board games. Providing them with the comfort of knowing we truly care for them.

Refugee Education Center

March 22, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our goal is to show the Refugee Education Center just how important they are to our community. We will participate in organizing, decorating, and some light cleaning for the center, providing them with a helping hand in their time of need. 

Mary Free Bed YMCA

April 5, 2024 


Our goal will be to support the Veggie Van at the Mary Free Bed YMCA as they prepare to provide fresh produce at reduced prices for local families in need. We will be planting and helping them organize to ensure that their goals are met. 

Thompson Scholars Day of Service Registration

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Thompson Scholars Day of Service Registration March 22, 2024

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Thompson Scholars Day of Service Registration April 5, 2024

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Thompson Scholar Facing Away
Thompson Scholar Giving Juice
Two Scholars Organizing Boxes

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."

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."


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

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."

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."

Replenish of GVSU

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

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."

Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids 

"Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids is located on 90 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres, right near the mighty Grand River. Established in 1885, this building was designed to meet the needs of veterans after the Civil War. However, we have built a new Home on the property to better serve the heroes of today…and tomorrow."

Mary Free Bed YMCA

"Our Veggie Van® runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids and Muskegon, ensuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We grow and sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices."

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