What started as a hobby developed into one of the best gifts Ellen Zainea-Spoelhof can share. Through her volunteer efforts as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at Roosevelt Parks Ministries, Ellen helps the organization realize its mission and purpose to provide support for the members of their community. Teaching English is one of the most practical ways Roosevelt Parks Ministries helps their Hispanic neighbors.
“Volunteering is a great way to meet lots of wonderful people and it is an enriching experience in many ways,” says Ellen. “Adults love learning a subject that’s practical and can be used right away, and I enjoy the enthusiasm of the students as they progress,” she adds.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 475-5881
The Steady Stepper
Have a passion for helping others? Want to help seniors prevent falls and build confidence? Volunteers are needed to lead an award winning balance program for older adults. Free training provided through Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan. Volunteers will receive a stipend of $250 per workshop led.
Opportunity: Balance class coach
Sign up: Contact Barb at email@example.com or call (616) 222-7011.
The Resume Assistant
Assist women by helping them create a resume that showcases their skills and talents at the Women’s Resource Center. This service is offered on a drop in basis during posted times.
Opportunity: Resume assistant
Sign Up: www.grwrc.org/Supporters/Volunteers/VolunteerOpportunities.aspx
The GED Tutor
Work one on one with students on assigned curriculum, help distribute and put away supplies, and encourage an atmosphere that is respectful and edifying as a GED Tutor at Heartside Ministries.
Opportunity: GED tutor
Sign Up: www.heartside.org/about/volunteer
The History Butterfly
The Gerald R. Ford Museum is always seeking volunteers to assist with tours, educational programs and public events. If you enjoy history, join us!
Opportunities: Event assisting
Sign Up: Contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the volunteer form at www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/museum/volunteer.asp
The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon needs your help! Help Gazelle Girl participants pick up their packets, assist with late registration, greet participants and help with the flow of traffic. The race is on Sunday, April 19, but there are volunteering time slots open for the whole weekend.
Opportunities: Registration, hospitality
Sign Up: www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/105405
The Hygiene Helper
Degage Ministries is looking for a hygiene desk volunteer to assist patrons utilizing their showers, laundry facilities, mail delivers, and lockers. Volunteers in this position will have close interaction with the patrons. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
Opportunity: Hygiene desk attendant
Sign Up: www.degageministries.org/volunteer.html
The Guiding Light
Help hang and steam clothes, sort though new items, set up displays and much more at the Guiding Light’s upscale thrift store in Kentwood!
Opportunity: Thrift store helper
Sign Up: www.lifeonthestreet.org/?q=volunteer