Event Specific Service Opportunities

Be sure to check the CSLC "Upcoming Events" for service opportunities coordinated directly by the CSLC such as Make a Difference Day, MLK Day of Service, Service Saturdays, and more!  The following list of opportunities are not directly coordinated by the CSLC so please be sure to sign up with the listed contact person.

November 2014

All Hands Volunteers ~ Project Detroit Flood Response 
November 29th 8:00am-4:30pm 

AHV's initial efforts have focused on helping the State of Michigan organize a central Recovery Coordination Center and establish one main database for flood assistance requests across southeast Michigan. Now, they are ramping up their traditional response, putting volunteers into the field to help owners salvage belongings, gut out damaged basements, and whatever else can be done to help get these communities back on their feet. Volunteers can be expected to be gutting, mucking, and sanitizing basements destroyed by flood water, and have fun!  For more information contact Annelie Marcilese at ProjectDetroit@hands.org or at 586-200-7958. Posted 11/10/2014

December 2014

GVSU University Development ~ Toast with T. Haas
December 1st 5:30pm-8:30pm
Toast with T. Haas is an event held each semester in the Eberhard Center for graduating students to celebrate and take pictures. Volunteer duties include running check-in, greeting guests, passing out commemorative champagne flutes, and coat check - with a few things in between. While volunteers are welcome to work the full 3 hour time slot, shifts have been made as well. Sign up by contacting Liz Collver at 616-331-5626 or collverl@gvsu.edu. Posted 10/28/2014

Arthritis Foundation of Michigan ~ Grand Rapids Jingle Bell Run
December 13th 6:30am - 12:30pm
The Jingle Bell Run is a timed 5K race that has become the Arthritis Foundations signature event, attracting more than 2,000 participants and raising almost $100,000 to assist the Arthritis Foundations mission in helping the millions of men, women and children living with this painful and debilitating disease. Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. It is a fun morning where both participants and volunteers are encourage to dress in the spirit of the holiday season. Volunteer opportunities include set up, registration, greeting participants, food servers, snowman shuttle, course marshals, water stations, finish line attendants and clean up. For more information contact Cindy Pogue at 248-530-5020 or cpogue@arthritis.orgPosted 11/4/2014

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan ~ Christmas Party
December 14th 2:00pm-4:00pm
The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan is holding it's annual holiday party at Frederik Meijer Gardens. This is a fun event that serves as a connection for members and families.  Elves to work in the line for Santa Claus, and craft helpers are needed.  For more information, please contact Alethea Mshar at (616) 956-3488 or alethea@dsawm.orgPosted 10/29/2014

January 2014

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital ~ Adult Doubles Charity Tennis Tournament
January 16th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Come volunteer at the 11th Annual Adult Doubles Charity Tennis Tournament held at the Norton Pines Athletic Club!  Proceeds go to benefit the Mary Free Bed Wheelchair Tennis team.  Volunteers are needed for food preparation, running the raffle, and for event clean up.  Please contact Alicia Hass at (616) 840-8134 or alicia.hass@maryfreebed.com.  Posted 11/12/2014

March 2014

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital ~ Griffs Sled Hockey Classic Home Tournament
March 6th-8th, 9:00am-6:00pm
Volunteer at this home tournament for the Grand Rapids sled hockey team.  Sled hockey is an adaptive sport, and the team consists of individuals who have physical disabilities that require them to use a wheelchair.  Volunteers are needed for tasks such as food serving, time keeping (training provided), and cleanup in the afternoon/evenings.   Please contact Alicia Hass at (616) 840-8134 or alicia.hass@maryfreebed.com.  Posted 11/12/2014

The Community Service Learning Center encourages students to consider participating in the following community service and volunteer opportunities.  Please note that the CSLC does not assume responsibility for the opportunities listed by non-GVSU organizations nor provide transportation to those opportunities.  To RSVP as a volunteer, please contact the organization directly, but don't forget to log your service entry in Service Tracker!


Heart of West Michigan United Way - Volunteer Center HandsOn Connect (Kent County)You can check for additional Volunteer Opportunities at these sites: 

"HandsOn Connect" is a volunteer opportunity database containing on-going and event (date) specific opportunities in the Greater Grand Rapids area.


Click here to access our list of expired event-specific opportunities.

Page last modified November 17, 2014