On your own…or with a group
- Pick up trash
- Do outdoor work: rake, weed, mow, etc
- Collect food, clothes, hygiene supplies, books, etc. for a local non-profit agency
- Baby-sit or be a Mother’s helper
- Provide company and conversation
- Provide assistance of any kind
- Make a card
- Read to someone
- At your school
- At a different school
- At church (don’t forget missionaries)
- At a park
- Around your neighborhood
- At a busy neighbor’s house
- At a nursing home
- At a hospital
- At a fire station
- At a homeless shelter
For local Grand Rapids opportunities, click here.
Opportunities with the Christian Reformed Church:
ServiceLink: Volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals within the CRCNA as well as partner ministries within the US and internationally.
ServiceLink Volunteer Program
Christian Reformed World Missions: CRWM
Current Short-term Opportunities
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: CRWRC
CRWRC Volunteer Opportunities
CRWRC: Disaster Response Services: DRS
How to Volunteer with DRS
Other Christian organizations:
Over 5,000 volunteer opportunities - Matching Volunteers with Urban Ministries, Short Term Missions Trips, Community Service & Virtual Online Volunteering Opportunities
A site hosted by the Reformed Church in America to link volunteers to give a hand in their own community.
Classified Directories of Christian Mission Opportunities
Missions opportunities offered from 108 organizations
ALL FOR GOOD
A custom volunteer-opportunity search engine, including positions at prominent non-profits as well as small grass-roots organizations.
ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS
A U.S. based nonprofit that provides global assistance to survivors of national disasters, and provides volunteers with housing, meals, tools and organized work at no charge.
A Canadian leading online community for nonprofit and like-minded professionals – connecting them to ideas, opportunities and each other.
A social site and training organization geared toward inspiring and enabling teens to serve.
Connect volunteers to hunger-related opportunities, including repackaging and transporting food, and lists local food kitchens and advocacy groups.
GLEANINGS FOR THE HUNGRY
'Gleanings' produces dried food mixes that are sent to over 40 needy countries around the world.
North Okanagen Valley Gleaners; Ontario Gleaners; Fraser Valley Gleaners; Prairie Gleaners
The global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. geneationON is the youth division of Points of Light Institute.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Nationwide homebuilding organization; consistent volunteer opportunities for advocates, builders and groups.
A Canadian volunteer opportunity in various communities where neighbours lend a hand to one another.
Calgary; North York; Sarnia/Lambton; Northumberland; York; North Vancouver; Downtown Toronto
NETWORK FOR GOOD
A secure donation system that makes it possible to give to any charity, anywhere, anytime online; also hosts a database of volunteer opportunities.
SEW ON FIRE
This Burlington, ON Christian organization sends humanitarian aid via home-made gift bags, layettes, blanket, mittens etc. all over the world.
Nonprofits post projects requiring a specific skill set, duration, and complexity, which professionals can search by skill category, non-profit category, time commitment and location.
THE UNITED WAY
liveunited.org (USA) www2.unitedway.ca/uwcanada (Canada)
A nationwide volunteerism organization with near-limitless opportunities in almost any area. Major focus areas include improving health, education and financial stability.
THE VOLUNTEER FAMILY
A resource of opportunities geared to those who want to volunteer alongside family members.
UNITED WE SERVE
The website of the US federal government’s service initiative. Includes opportunities listed by area as well as toolkits and information about government-funded service opportunities such as AmeriCorps and Peace Corps.
A great resource for numerous volunteer opportunities in every province.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
Faith-based program with 36 local offices in the U.S. Areas of focus include affordable housing, seniors, children and families, the homeless, veterans, substance abuse treatment and the incarcerated.
A great resource for beginners; provides a list of service opportunities by zip code.
WELLINGTON UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY DINNER
A Hamilton/Burlington, ON Friday night community dinner and children's lunch snack program to promote fellowship and healthy eating.
A great resource for youth volunteerism.
The organizations listed above are here to aid you in your efforts to find a place in your community to serve on a Day of Service. The CRCNA does not necessarily endorse all of these organizations.