Volunteer Resources

This web page provides students with additional opportunities to become involved in the community.  These opportunities are not coordinated by the Departement of Experiential Learning.


The Heart of West Michigan Volunteer Center

Looking to make a difference in Kent County? We can help!

The Volunteer Center offers a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it easy for you to volunteer, no matter how busy your schedule is.

The Volunteer Center connects individuals, students, families and employers with organizations and programs that match their talents and interests.

The Volunteer Center offers several specialized services:

  • Our Skills-Based Volunteering Program helps individuals and teams to leverage core skills or specific expertise to meet the needs of a nonprofit agency.
  • Our Corporate Volunteerism Program provides assistance in project planning to ensure meaningful service for employees. Our corporate program includes a community-wide Day of Caring event each year.
  • HandsOn Connect, our online volunteer matching system, is used by over 150 nonprofit organizations to recruit volunteers. This service makes it easy for everyone to link to a broad range of opportunities.