Students packaging turkey at Kids Food Basket

group of GVSU painting Halloween decorations

Group of students putting together water filters at 20 Liters

Continue to engage with the community over winter break!

Event Details

Volunteer Description

Contact Information

Degage Christmas Store

Organization: Degage Ministries

Date: 12/18/2019 

Location: 144 Division Ave S Grand Rapids, MI 

  • Personal Shoppers: Volunteers will be walking alongside our Christmas Shoppers by assisting them in picking out items for loved ones, as well as keeping track of how much they are spending.
  • Stockers: Help ensure items are being replenished and displayed neatly and cleanly at each station
  • Wrappers: Help wrap Christmas Presents for our shoppers
  • Cashiers: Handle the cash register
  • Baggers: Assist cashiers with bagging presents for shoppers and more!

To sign up for a volunteer slot, visit Degage Christmas Store

For more information, email Trevor Sisson at trevor@degageministries.org.

The Other Way Ministries Volunteer

Organization: The Other Way Ministries

Date: 12/27/2019 10 am - 3 pm 

Location: SS. Peter and Paul Church, 520 Myrtle St NW Grand Rapids, MI

Come join in a festive community food distribution! There are various opportunities throughout the event, including registering neighbors, packing food in boxes, cardboard management, moving inventory, setting up before and cleaning up after and more!

Email Cheri McClain-Beatty at cmcclain-beatty@theotherway.org for more details!

New Year's Early Eve 

Organization: Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Date: 12/31/2019 6 pm - 8 pm 

Location: 11 Sheldon Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Come join us for our New Year's EARLY Eve celebration! From 6-8pm on December 31st the Grand Rapids Children's Museum will host a New Year's party for little ones with music, dancing, pizza, treats, and a ball drop with lots of confetti! Volunteer tasks will include:

  • Playing with children and families
  • Resetting exhibits throughout the evening
  • Helping with arts & crafts activities
  • Help with set up and tear down
  • General crowd control

 

Email Bridgette at bmcgee@grcm.org for more details!

Sack Supper Packaging

Organization: Kids Food Basket

Location: Grand Rapids, Holland, & Muskegon locations 

Help prepare and pack meals. 

To sign up for a volunteer slot visit Kids Food Basket Volunteer Hub

New Years Eve Ball Drop 

Organization: Townsquare Media

Date: 12/31/2019

Location: Downtown Grand Rapids, MI (Monroe Ave from Lyon to Michigan)

Various shifts: 

  • 1-4PM assist in setting up for event, this will include setting up tables, scrim, banners, etc.
  • 4-7PM assist in handling beverage ticket sales, greet guests at beverage tents, greet and direct those entering event, clear tables, in need of area captains to communicate with TS staff during event
  • 7-10PM assist in handling beverage ticket sales, greet guests at beverage tents, greet and direct those entering event, clear tables, in need of area captains to communicate with TS staff during event
  • 10PM-1AM assist with handling beverage ticket sales, clear tables, in need of area captains to communicate with TS staff during event, greet guests at beverage tents and at entrance of event, clean up (collapsing tables, zip tie refuse, clip scrim & banners, etc.

Email Meghan Schulz with the shift(s) you would like to volunteer for

Meghan.schulz@townsquaremedia.com

WinterWest

Organization: Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Date: 1/4/2020 10 am - 2 pm 

Location: Richmond Park 

 

  • Kid's Craft Station: Lead crafting activities (2 volunteers)
  • Hot Chocolate Station: Pick up trash, keep station looking clean, welcome attendees (1 volunteer)
  • Sled Racing Registration: Help register attendees from 10-10:30am for sled racing; Provide intro and give directions (1-2 volunteers)
  • Registration Table: Help check in attendees to the event in general. (1-2 volunteers)
  • Fat Tire Biking: Manning the bike station. (1 volunteer) 

Email Claire Fisher at claire@friendsofgrparks.org for more details!