There are many volunteer opportunities for volunteering in the Grand Rapids area. Here are some that have previously been approved for LIC points. Please continue to explore and find your own–contact the Community Wellness Director to ensure that it is eligible for LIC points (see the Contact Us page). NOTE: All of the following are approved volunteer facilities GVSU SNA has worked with before, but all students MUST still submit an LIC approval form with a description of their event if they plan to volunteer through one of these organizations:

Blandford Nature Center
Address:
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Website:
http://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org

Phone Number/Contact:
Jessie Shulte: jshulte@blandfordnaturecenter.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids
Address:

235 Straight Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone Number/Contact:
(616)233-9370

Go to their website if you are interested in volunteering!

Clark Retirement Community
Address:

1551 Franklin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Website:
http://www.clarkretirement.org

Phone Number/Contact
Geraldine Pringle:(616)452-0428

Degage Ministries
Address:

144 Division Ave. South
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Website:
www.degageministries.org

Phone Number/Contact:
Brandi Fitzpatrick at brandi@degageministries.org

Volunteers needed to answer phones, hygiene desk volunteer, and much more…

God’s Kitchen
Address:

303 Division Ave. South
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone Number/Contact:
Contact Vickie Delands-Kochans at (616)551-5666 or email volunteers@ccwestmi.org
Volunteers needed for donations, sorting , shelf stocking, lunch servers and preparers

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Address:

3000 Monroe NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Phone Number/Contact:
1-800-642-4838
Volunteers needed for providing bingo games, picnic and trip opportunities, etc.

Habitat for Humanity
Address:

5701 Division Ave. South
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Phone Number/Contact:
(616)531-4591
Contact Joni Jessup at (616)774-2431 or email Jjessup@habitatkent.org
Go to Habitat for Humanity, Kent county online and register: www.habitatkent.org

Kids Food Basket
Kids Food Basket is a hunger relief program for kids that currently provides a sack supper to approximately 640 elementary school children in Greater Grand Rapids; these children who have been identified by school officials as being nutritionally at-risk and would not otherwise be receiving an evening meal. Kids Food Basket is the only hunger relief program working with the school systems to assist undernourished children.

Address:
1203 Butterworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone Number/Contact:
(616)235-4532
If you’d like to be a packer and sandwich maker, contact Kathie atkathie@kidsfoodbasket.org

Website:
kidsfoodbasket@kidsfoodbasket.org

Love I.N.C.
Address:

11620 60th Ave
P.O. Box 131
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone Number/Contact:
(616)895-5683

The New to You Store (retail store) needs volunteers to help sort and organize donations
Contact Donna at (616)895-5700

Mel Trotter
Address:

225 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Website:
http://www.meltrotter.org/Volunteer.aspx

Visit the website to sign up.Volunteers are needed to work dinner shifts, volunteers for retail stores, sorting through donations, mentors and mechanics.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Address:

300 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Phone Number/Contact:
(616)281-6308

Website:
http://www.pinerest.org/
 click on “Volunteer” under the “Jobs” tab

The Salvation Army
Phone Number/Contact:

Major Alice Scott at (616)459-3433 or Alice_Scott@usc.salvationarmy.org

Volunteers must volunteer time for the organization to receive LIC points, other donations are appreciated, but they will not will not count toward LIC points