Community Involvement

Volunteering in the community

Volunteering is a requirement for GVSU TRIO UB students, which creates a sense of social responsibility and commitment to community. TRIO UB organizes group volunteer opportunities at least once a month, but students are also encouraged to participate in additional volunteering on their own. 

Community involvement may open doors for future connections, internships, and job opportunities. It also reflects favorably on college and scholarship applications.

a few students excited to volunteer planting trees
students smiling at camera in masks while wrapping holiday gifts
students holding a soil bag while volunteering to plant trees

Potential service projects and/or volunteer sites

  • Baxter Community Center
  • Children's Advocacy Center 
  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Groundswell
  • John Ball Zoo
  • Kent County Prevention Coalition
  • Kids Food Basket
  • Mercantile Bank 

Page last modified November 1, 2022