volunteering

The Art of Giving: Volunteering in ArtPrize

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 08-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s that time of year again. The days are still hot, but the nights are getting cooler. Back to school sales echo across the airwaves. People speak of winter’s approaching cruelty with little to no dread. And - what’s that other...

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Creative Youth Center empowers children to be published authors

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 08-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Seven students between the ages of 5 and 11 years old gather around a miniature wooden table at Baxter Community Center. They pour themselves a glass of 2% reduced fat milk as they transition from school to their after school activity: creative...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Don Petz

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 08-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for August is Don Petz. Here is the artist’s story in his own words: My name’s Don Petz and I’ve been coming to Heartside for a month now. I bring my crochet supplies here and do my work almost every day of the...

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Volunteers needed at Fulton Street Farmers Market

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 06-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Fulton Street Farmers Market is looking for volunteers for a Rapid Market Assessment on June 12 and June 15. Volunteer hours are between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Partial shifts are available as well. We are in need of volunteers to do an attendance...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Getting a Global Perspective Locally

by (LSSMGR)

Submitted 08-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

  By Lauren Muscott Every college student has been there. The spring semester is finally over. A seemingly endless expanse of time lies before you, time which you are expected to fill with a summer job or internship. This is the position I...

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Being The Rapidian in 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-31-2010 under OPINION

There is something about the end of a year and the start of a new one that energizes me. I don't make resolutions; but write goals for things I want to accomplish. I also find the end of the year a time where I reflect (usually fondly) on what I've...

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Local organizations need your help to make this holiday special for those in need

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 11-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This holiday and winter season, there are many opportunities to give the gift of your time...

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SBV of the Week: Fundraising Specialist

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 10-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from GRACE. At the Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism (GRACE),...

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SBV of the Week: Event Photographer

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 09-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from Disability Advocates:   Photographer Needed! Disability...

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