Volunteer

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Volunteers provide a priceless gift to the programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan. There are many opportunities for individuals, families and groups to provide help and create hope for those in need. Please review the list of available opportunities below, then follow the link provided to register and sign up for the opportunity on our volunteer website.

View our Volunteer Handbook and agency policies here.

Volunteer Opportunities

GRAND RAPIDS OR MUSKEGON

God’s Kitchen Lunch Service
A noontime hot meal is served daily at God’s Kitchen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Nourishment and meal-time respite are available to anyone who visits the dining room. Guests are welcomed on a walk-in basis with no questions and no qualifiers. Volunteers work together in regularly scheduled groups of up to 10 to assist in meal preparation, set-up, lunch service and clean-up. View and sign up for an individual opportunity here.

Home Delivered Meals
Each month volunteers package and deliver over 1,300 meals to home-bound individuals throughout Grand Rapids. These meals are an important part of addressing food insecurity in our community. You can help by becoming a Meals on Wheels Home Delivery Driver. View and sign up for a current opportunity here.

Baby & Toddler Pantries
The Grand Rapids and Muskegon Baby Pantries offer a selection of new and gently used items for infant and toddler care at no cost. Pantry visitors must be able to show documentation that they are the primary parent or custodian for each child needing items from the pantry. Clients can visit the pantry once each month to obtain items for their children. Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry and shop with clients. View and sign up for a current opportunity here.

Host a Bowl Painting Party
Hosting a Bowl Painting Party is a great way to benefit the annual Soup’s On for All! fundraiser that brings awareness to the Food and Pantry programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan. This is all on your own time, for all ages and group sizes. Bowls are $8 to donate, $10 to keep and $18 (one to donate and one to keep). View and sign up for the opportunity here.

Special Events
Catholic Charities West Michigan hosts various activities and fundraisers throughout the year. We need many hands to make these events successful! Our events include Soups On for All!, Raising Hope Dinner, Holy Smokes BBQ Competition, Confident Kids: Back to School Hair Care Event and various partner agency activities throughout the year. View and sign up for an event opportunity here.

For more info about our volunteer opportunities, contact Amanda Stetson, Volunteer Coordinator astetson@ccwestmi.org or 616-240-2231.