Welcome to our volunteer column sponsored by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Discover which volunteer position best describes you. Pick a cause and react voluntarily!
Ascentcare will be providing a curated ArtPrize experience with mobility in mind. They’re looking for volunteers to work in the AccessArt Lounge by serving snacks, plugging in wheelchairs, and helping guests vote until Oct 12.
Opportunities: Lounge Helper
Sign Up: Call (616) 773-1773
Do you like kids? Do you have two hours a week to spare? Do you happen to know a little Spanish? You would be the perfect volunteer for Roosevelt Park Ministries.
Opportunities: Child Care Worker for English Language Classes
Sign Up: Contact Vicki Vermeer at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 475-5881
The Stride Maker
Volunteer for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, put on by the American Cancer Society on October 25, 2014 at Rosa Parks Circle. There are many ways to help out!
Opportunities: Registration, Water Station, Information
Sign Up: http://main.acsevents.org
Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and teens, is seeking caring adults to volunteer as facilitators of children’s support groups. There is no previous experience required.
Opportunities: Support Group Facilitator
Sign Up: www.elesplace.org or call Kristyn Sterk at (616) 301-1605
The Lab Assistant
The Women’s Resource Center is looking for a lab assistant to provide basic computer tutoring, help participants navigate job-seeking websites, and
provide basic support to women using the computer lab for job searches and skill building.
Opportunities: Lab Assistant
Sign Up: http://www.grwrc.org
ACT (Artists Creating Together) is an organization that brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. ACT is looking for volunteers to paint faces during an Early Childhood night, help with social events, or help with administrative needs.
Opportunities: Face Painter, Event Helper, Administrative Assistant
Sign Up: www.artistscreatingtogether.org
When Kim Kordecki attended the inaugural ArtPrize, she could feel the energy, and see the joy it inspired; she knew it would be a great event for years to come. She likes meeting new people and promoting local organizations. ArtPrize is a natural fit for her.
A fifth year volunteer, Kim gives three to four days of her time every week during its duration. She loves working in the HUB, which will be the Volunteer Lounge this year.
“ArtPrize has been one of the best volunteer programs I’ve ever experienced,” said Kim. “The ArtPrize team truly cares about its volunteers and camaraderie between everyone is overwhelming.”