volunteering

Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids community is invited to learn about non-profit volunteer opportunities for all ages on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 2-5 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive, N.W.,...

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'Dinosaur Fish' May Outlive Us All

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

With their large suction mouth, shark-like tail, and rows of bony plates up and down its 6-foot-long body, lake sturgeon are pretty intimidating. But not to 12-year-old Elena Guc. “I think it’s really interesting how lake sturgeon have...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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Catalyst Radio: ServeGR, connecting volunteers to meaningful service

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Download the audio here.  --- This interview with Heather Colletto, coordinator for Serve GR, explores the new website and online tool open for use to any individuals and organizations. Serve GR seeks to connect individuals to meaningful...

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Volunteers vital part of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

If you’ve explored the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden and encountered a woman lying on the ground while deploying a pair of tweezers, you’ve met Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer. The tweezers are for weeding. “You may...

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Encore! A national movement expands locally

by (Lois Guinn)

Submitted 12-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

For many people across the country, retirement brings one common question: What now? “The Baby Boomer generation has been all work, work, work,” said Jane Royer. “You spend so much time mastering your job and suddenly you have...

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West Michigan hunters help feed the hungry, give hope

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

COMSTOCK PARK – Flanked by his wife and children, he hung his head and explained there was no money for groceries. “Well, I can’t help you with groceries. But I sure as heck can help you with some meat,” proclaimed 81-year-...

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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, April Sawhill, Executive Director, and Lindsey Kloeckner, Parent Member, discuss the resources available through the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), the Early Stages...

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Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

High school graduation is a powerful predictor of a student's future success, and research shows that students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. This week...

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Volunteers at the heart of West Michigan conservation

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

STEVENSVILLE – Standing in the warm sunlight with his hard-won prize in hand, the grin on 7-year-old Bradlee Gehlhoff’s face is infectious. But unlike most kids these days, Bradlee didn’t catch Pokémon – he caught a fistful...

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