needs from: Heart of West Michigan United Way

Volunteer: Front Desk Assistant

(Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday help needed): 

Our receptionist is amazing, but she can’t be everywhere and when she’s at lunch or in meetings, we need help covering the front desk and welcoming people into our office. It also gives you a chance to learn all about our agency and role in the community!

Agency: Family Futures
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49504
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: GRAAHI 5K Rhythm Run/Walk

Event Set-Up – (10 – 15) Volunteers Responsibilities: Placement of tables and chairs in designated areas. Assist with clean-up after race. Provide assistance where needed. Kid Fun Zone set-up (games, cones, tables, chairs etc.).

Registration Table – 6 Volunteers Responsibilities: To provide inspiration and enthusiasm for the event. Provide race packets to registered participants.

Awards Table – 2 Volunteers Responsibilities: Set-up and display of awards. Assist in presentation of awards.

Street Crossing – 16 Volunteers Responsibilities: Direct participants in run/walk route. Display “race in progress signs”.

Refreshment Tables – 6 Volunteers Responsibilities: distribute refreshments to participants before, during and after race

Start/Finish Line – 4 Volunteers Responsibilities: Log runners as they cross finish-line.

Water Stations- 4 (2 Volunteers at each station) Responsibilities: Provide water to participants.

Event Clean Up – All Volunteers Responsibilities: Assist with event clean-up. Dismantle and stack tables and chairs. Contain trash to designated areas.

Kids Fun Activities – (10 Volunteers) Responsibilities: Assist with games, face painting, kids fun run, bounce house supervision, and clean-Up

Security – Safety, crowd control (Omega Psi Phi).

Agency: Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Aug 19, 2017
Zip Code: 49506
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Clark's Fall Harvest Festival

Clark is hoping to partner with an area organization that can help us facilitate a Fall Harvest Festival for our residents. We are planning to have live music, farm animals, indoor/ outdoor fall related activities, food and much more. Volunteers would be instrumental in helping run activities, food stations, transport residents in wheelchairs, set-up, tear down, resident engagement, etc.

Agency: Clark Retirement Community
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 22, 2017
Zip Code: 49506
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: The Great Pumpkin Run-Race Day

Register Here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MI/Greenville/TheGreatPumpkinRunGrandRapids

(Early) Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 30, from 5:00AM-9:30AM to help with race day tasks. These include parking, packet pick-up, course marshaling, and water station.

(Midday) Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 30, from 7:00AM-11:30AM to help with race day tasks. These include parking, course marshaling, start line, finish line, water station, and tear-down.

(Late) Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 30, from 9:00AM-1:30PM to help with race day tasks. These include start line, finish line, post-race party, and tear down.

As a thank you, you'll receive great swag as well as your choice of a free race registration OR donation to charity of your choice.

 

Agency: Purple Community 100% Hope
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 30, 2017
Zip Code: 48838
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: The Great Pumpkin Run-Early Packet Pick-Up

Register Here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MI/Greenville/TheGreatPumpkinRunGrandRapids

Volunteers are needed on Friday, September 29, from 3:00PM-7:30PM to help with early packet pick-up. You will be tagging bibs, handing out packets, and any other last minute race tasks that need completed. As a thank you, you'll receive great swag as well as your choice of a free race registration OR donation to charity of your choice. A few requirements:
-Must be 16 years or older
-Must be able to be on time and stay for the duration of the shift
-Must be able to be on feet all shift and move around as needed
-Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
-Must be able to smile :)


*With this shift, you will have your choice of running for free this year, next year, or the virtual option.

Agency: Purple Community 100% Hope
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 29, 2017
Zip Code: 48838
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Color Run GR

The Purple Community is looking for volunteers at the Color Run in GR. There are multiple positions available, including the day before the race (Friday, July 28th) Please visit the website to register to volunteer. Register Here

"We are partnering with the West Michigan Sports Commission and The Color Run for another great year! If Purple Community provides 20+ volunteers for this event the West Michigan Sports Commission will make a generous donation towards cancer and Parkinson’s research at
Van Andel Institute!

There are openings to work at the PURPLE STATION, packet pick up, The Color Run Shop and much more! In addition, if you volunteer at PACKET PICK UP on Friday you are eligible to receive a free race entry for the race on Saturday!"

Agency: Purple Community 100% Hope
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Jul 29, 2017
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Race 13.1

Visit the website to register to volunteer for a support role prior to/during the race. 

https://race131.com/races/race-13-1-grand-rapids-mi/volunteer

Agency: Purple Community 100% Hope
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Aug 12, 2017
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 2017 State Games of America Opening Ceremonies

Volunteers needed to help organize Athletes for the Parade of States and to escort them to their seats.

Sign up at - http://signup.com/go/dDnR5W 

Agency: State Games of America
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Aug 4, 2017
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: 2017 State Games of America

Several Volunteer posts and shifts available -

Please visit http://signup.com/go/dDnR5W to register.

You will then need to enter your email twice, or login using Facebook.  There are a few logistical questions (contact info, t-shirt size) then you can view the opportunities. 

Agency: State Games of America
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Reading Tutors Needed!

As a Title I School, the achievement gap is a real problem we see with our students. Literacy is a top priority at William C. Abney Academy, integrating multiple evidence-based initiatives to help our students succeed. 

The best way of improving a child's academics and promoting high academic achievement overall is reading to children. We are looking for people to come into our school on a regular basis to read to children one-on-one and provide them with meaningful experiences. All students K-6 benefit from individual attention from an adult and would cherish that time. 

Volunteers would need to pass a background check prior to starting. Volunteers would be assigned to a teacher who would select students to work with the tutor. Volunteers preference for either older or younger students would be considered when matching with a teacher. 

 

Agency: William C. Abney Academy
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Grassroots at Lincoln Park!

We offer free soccer during the summer every Tuesday at Lincoln park and we need volunteers to help make this possible! Come out and volunteer you time, talent or treasure. 

Time: We need help signing kids in, getting water ready, taking pictures and building relationships with parents during these nights!

Talent: Do you have a love for the game of soccer? We need energetic volunteers to help coach our kids. This involved organizing kids, leading games, and playing soccer with them!

Treasure: Do you have resources that we could put to use? Water jugs, cups, soccer balls, ice cream trucks, bounce houses, or something we haven't thought of yet? Let us know! 

Agency: River City FC
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49504
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Grassroots at MLK Park!

We offer free soccer during the summer every Wednesday at MLK park and we need volunteers to help make this possible! Come out and volunteer you time, talent or treasure. 

Time: We need help signing kids in, getting water ready, taking pictures and building relationships with parents during these nights!

Talent: Do you have a love for the game of soccer? We need energetic volunteers to help coach our kids. This involved organizing kids, leading games, and playing soccer with them!

Treasure: Do you have resources that we could put to use? Water jugs, cups, soccer balls, ice cream trucks, bounce houses, or something we haven't thought of yet? Let us know! 

Agency: River City FC
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49506
Allow Groups: Yes