Volunteer Needs from: Heart of West Michigan United Way

Volunteer: Courtyard Garden Clean up - FILLED

We are looking for a group of 5-10 volunteers to help clean up our interior gardens (3 total) on our Leonard campus. This could include weeding, planting, trimming, mulch, etc. We ask that volunteers have basic knowledge of gardening and are willing to lift rocks, be on your knees etc if necessary. 

 

*Inclement Weather Policy: Depending on your project, we may still work in light rain. If you are concerned about the weather for your service day, please contact us immediately. We do not have indoor projects if your group cannot work outside so your day will be cancelled.

Agency: D. A. Blodgett - St. John's
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/18/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Rock the Block 2017

Over the years Rock the Block has evolved to become a large street fair with vendors, resources and entertainment where residents can listen to great bands, sample local food, connect with local non-profits and businesses and take in Madison Square’s rich cultural history. 

This day could not happen without all of the wonderful volunteers who show up each year to lend a helping hand. Here is a list of the available volunteer opportunities for Rock the Block 2017: 

KidZone Monitors - Supervise children at play

Facilities Assistants - Help everyone enjoy the event by removing litter from the street

Volunteer Tent Assistants - Assist the Volunteer Coordinator manage the many volunteers onsite

General Support Assistants - General Support volunteers are flexible, hard working, and willing to pitch-in wherever they are needed

Set-up/Tear-down Assistants - Assist staff unload tables and chairs from the delivery truck and arrange them for the event (physical labor required)

 

Agency: LINC UP
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49507
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Fifth Third River Bank Run Echelon Aid Station

  

 

Description: The Salvation Army Echelon group of young professionals is hosting an aid station during the 2017 Fifth Third River Bank Run! This is a great opportunity for young adults and college students to get involved and spend a morning helping a great cause! Aid station volunteers set up tables, fill cups, distribute water, Gatorade, and ice to participants, and provide encouragement! Volunteers are also responsible to tear down tables, gather supplies and clean up the area when finished. Volunteers will get free lunch and a t-shirt!

 

About Echelon: Echelon (formerly The Action Group) seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering.

 

Sign Up Link:  http://bttr.im/ufvqz

 

contact:

Echelon Service Chair, Lauren Hagerman Tekelly

1215 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office Phone: 616-459-3433

Email: KentCounty_Volunteers@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

Agency: The Salvation Army - Kent County
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/13/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Spring Break - Families Helping Families

Come join the House in giving back as a family! Our new Families Helping Families program is a great way for children and parents to work together to assist the House in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for our residents. With this program, we are inviting families to volunteer over the weekend to help our support staff in light cleaning activities like sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting. Our staff is ready to welcome you and guide you through the House as you participate.

 

Volunteer shifts will be on Saturdays or Sundays, lasting 2-3 hours. To ensure the success of this program, children must be at least 5 years old to volunteer. Volunteering will take place at the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan located at 1323 Cedar Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. No pre-application and or background check is necessary to participate. All of the family must be healthy without any form of illness in the last 24 hours prior to scheduled volunteer shift.
Agency: Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Seasonal Garden Prep

Our residential campus is full of beautiful gardens. Every spring/summer we look to our volunteers to help us prep these gardens to keep them growing and healthy! This volunteer opportunity would be about 2 hours long and would consist of walking our our beautiful campus and removing weeds and other foreign materials from the garden beds. 

Basic garden tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. 

 

*Inclement Weather Policy: Depending on your project, we may still work in light rain. If you are concerned about the weather for your service day, please contact us immediately. We do not have indoor projects if your group cannot work outside so your day will be cancelled.

Agency: D. A. Blodgett - St. John's
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49505
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Painting - Campus Lamp Posts

We are looking for skilled volunteers who can paint our tall light poles around our residential campus.  This would require utilizing a ladder or various tools as these are parking lot lights. 

Please only consider this opportunity if you would be able to work independently and have experience with such projects.  If you have additional questions, call 616.451.2021 and ask for Katie Wybenga.

 

*DATE CAN CHANGE DEPENDING ON YOUR AVAILABILITY 

**Inclement Weather Policy: Depending on your project, we may still work in light rain. If you are concerned about the weather for your service day, please contact us immediately. We do not have indoor projects if your group cannot work outside so your day will be cancelled.

Agency: D. A. Blodgett - St. John's
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 07/28/2017
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 49505
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Stain Benches - Perfect for a small group!

If you are an individual or small group looking to volunteer your time, we have the perfect opportunity! We have a number of benches at our Leonard Campus in need of some TLC.  This would be a 1-2 hour outdoor opportunity for a group of 1-5 people. 

 

*Inclement Weather Policy: Depending on your project, we may still work in light rain. If you are concerned about the weather for your service day, please contact us immediately. We do not have indoor projects if your group cannot work outside so your day will be cancelled.

Agency: D. A. Blodgett - St. John's
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/01/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Volunteer Orientation Training Session

The next Volunteer Orientation Training will be held in Big Rapids in mid-April into early May.  A June/July training is also being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area (dates and times to be determined).

In the event the Spring training session will not work with your schedule; please contact us to be placed in our database to notify you of upcoming trainings as they are scheduled.  We hold 5-6 trainings each year at a variety of geographic locations and days/times.  We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients! 

Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year from the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

Contact us to receive more information, an application packet and registration instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org.

Agency: Spectrum Health Hospice
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Friendly Visitor

Friendly Visiting Volunteering is offering the gift of time and presence for patients facing the end of life. This type of support brings hope, social connection and relieves loneliness for patients who may be limited in having contact with others during this critical time in their life.

Hospice friendly visitors provide care through companionship to patients by being present, listening, and engaging in light activities such as reading to the patient, playing games, taking a walk outdoors and conversation. 

Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Fremont, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hudsonville, Lowell, Newaygo and Wayland areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering. Hospice volunteer training provided. Once trained, ongoing in-services are provided for support and skill development.

Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year from the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

The next Volunteer Orientation Training will be held in Big Rapids in mid-April thru early May.  A June/July training is also being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area (dates and times to be determined).

In the event the Spring training session will not work with your schedule; please contact us to be placed in our database to notify you of upcoming trainings as they are scheduled.  We hold 5-6 trainings each year at a variety of geographic locations and days/times.  We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients!  Contact us to receive more information, an application packet and registration instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org.

Agency: Spectrum Health Hospice
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Caregiver Relief

Caregiver Relief is offering the gift of time to family members of patients in hospice who face the ever-present challenge of care giving. Hospice respite volunteers offer short-term (2-4 hours) respite care to patients allowing caregivers to take a break, run errands, nap, etc. Caregiver relief volunteers do not provide direct patient care.
 

Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Fremont, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hudsonville, Lowell, Newaygo and Wayland areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering. Hospice volunteer training provided. Once trained, ongoing in-services are provided for support and skill development.

The next Volunteer Orientation Training will be held in Big Rapids in mid-April thru early May.  A June/July training is also being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area (dates and times to be determined).

Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year from the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

In the event the Spring training session will not work with your schedule; please contact us to be placed in our database to notify you of upcoming trainings as they are scheduled.  We hold 5-6 trainings each year at a variety of geographic locations and days/times.  We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients!  Contact us to receive more information, an application packet and registration instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org.

Agency: Spectrum Health Hospice
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Visiting Therapy Dog Team

Provide the unconditional love that comes with four feet, warm nose and a furry coat for patients receiving end of life care. Sometimes the most comforting presence is one that has no words but instead offers a warm nuzzle and friendly face and head that wants a pat. As a Visiting Dog you would be assigned to patients in long-term care facilities and hospitals where patients are receiving hospice

You must be accompanied by your favorite human. This human must complete the initial hospice training series. We require dogs to be certified thru West Michigan Dog Therapy or Love on a Leash therapy certification programs. Information regarding certification and registration for classes can be found at www.wmtd.clubexpress.com. Volunteers are encouraged to register their furry friend for certification classes prior to volunteer orientation.
 

Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year from the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Fremont, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hudsonville, Lowell, Newaygo and Wayland areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering. Hospice volunteer training provided. Once trained, ongoing in-services are provided for support and skill development.

The next Volunteer Orientation Training will be held in Big Rapids in mid-April thru early May.  A June/July training is also being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area (dates and times to be determined).

In the event the Spring training session will not work with your schedule; please contact us to be placed in our database to notify you of upcoming trainings as they are scheduled.  We hold 5-6 trainings each year at a variety of geographic locations and days/times.  We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients!  Contact us to receive more information, an application packet and registration instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org.

Agency: Spectrum Health Hospice
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: My Life Story Project

Everyone has a story and you can help a hospice patient document theirs and to share with their friends and family.  This is a wonderful tool to assist our patients in reviewing their lives and ensuring their memories will last thru the generations. 

If you enjoy listening to others, have strong writing, editing and basic computer skills you can help patients document their memories/life stories. By guiding the patient through an interview process, documenting their stories, along with accompanying pictures you can help us as our program will bind your work into beautifully designed booklets. Materials and training are provided.

Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year from the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Fremont, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hudsonville, Lowell, Newaygo and Wayland areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering. Hospice volunteer training provided. Once trained, ongoing in-services are provided for support and skill development.

The next Volunteer Orientation Training will be held in Big Rapids in mid-April thru early May.  A June/July training is also being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area (dates and times to be determined).

In the event the Spring training session will not work with your schedule; please contact us to be placed in our database to notify you of upcoming trainings as they are scheduled.  We hold 5-6 trainings each year at a variety of geographic locations and days/times.  We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients!  Contact us to receive more information, an application packet and registration instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org.

Agency: Spectrum Health Hospice
Volunteer Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49503
Allow Groups: No