July 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
With more than 830 volunteer opportunities listed on our website, there is always something to do. Here are some urgent or pressing needs that have come through lately….can you help?
Strategic Solutions is hosting a 5K Color Splash Fun Run/Walk and Toddler Trot in order to raise money to help support college advancement for youth. All profits will be donated to the college scholarship fund.
We need a variety of volunteer help for the following roles: Trail Guides, Parking Attendants, First Aid Attendants, Popsicle and Water attendants, Squirt Gun Distribution, Late Registration Clerks, Race Clean up Crew Volunteers must be willing to work for a great cause and have fun at the same time. Positive attitude,energetic and is able to take direction.
Hours: Sat, Jul 13 [8am-12:30pm]
Location: Comstock High School Cross Country Trail, 2107 N 26th St, Kalamazoo
Contact Raquel Wells, (269) 998-4627, via email.
Moving Supplies for Greater Kalamazoo Girls On the Run
Comstock Community Center needs a volunteer for our food pantry on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The volunteer will assist clients in selecting food items. They will be working with an experienced pantry volunteer.
Contact Sheri Ritchie, (269) 345-8556, via email.
Numerous volunteer opportunities are available at the Kalamazoo County Fair! Duties include, but are not limited to, parking, entertainment hospitality, helping with entertainment events during the fair, keeping the grounds free of trash, front office information, providing information to vendors, collecting admission fees at gate and more!
Prior volunteer experience at other events is welcome, but not necessary. Hours: Aug 5-10, 2013; 4-6 hr shifts one day or each day of the Fair depending on your availability. Minimum age: 18, or 10 with adult. Click here for the volunteer application
Help green one of downtown Kalamazoo biggest festival’s. Green Team volunteers will work pod systems educating festival attendee’s about what goes where, and ensuring waste streams remain pure. Volunteering with the green team is a great way to make sure your favorite festival is sustainable! Great opportunity for groups, families, and individuals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. View all of the festivals and shifts here:
Taste (and Brew!) of Kalamazoo
- Thursday July 25th 11:00am-5:00pm
- Thursday July 25th 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Thursday July 25th 9:00pm-12:30am*
- Friday July 26th 11:00am-5:00pm
- Friday July 26th 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Friday July 26th 9:00pm-1:30am*
- Saturday July 27th 11:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday July 27th 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Saturday July 27th 9:00pm-1:30am*
- Thursday August 1st 11:00am-5:00pm
- Thursday August 1st 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Thursday August 1st 9:00pm-12:30am*
- Friday August 2nd 11:00am-5:00pm
- Friday August 2nd 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Friday August 2nd 9:00pm-1:30am*
- Saturday August 3rd 11:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday August 3rd 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Saturday August 3rd 9:00pm-1:30am*
Volunteers will be stationed at one or more residence halls to assist with collection and preparation of cardboard boxes and styrofoam for recycling. There will also be opportunities to discuss recycling with incoming students and their families.
Each volunteers should be prepared to be outdoors and be able to handle a small pocket knife for flattening boxes. If signature is required for volunteer service or court-ordered service, paperwork must be provided at end of shift.
Hours: Aug 27 [10am-8pm], Aug 28 [8am-8pm], and Aug 30, [9am-7pm]. We can accommodate any schedules within these timeframes.
Two organizations have a huge need for host families for foreign exchange students this year, arriving at the end of August. Can you help Colleagues International or Cultural Homestay International with this need?
Host families have the opportunity to experience another culture and learn a great deal during their service. Hosting is also a great way to expose children to different cultures and teach them about the world. Can you help fill this pressing need?