June 22, 2012 Leave a Comment
We’ve got 524(!) volunteer opportunities listed on our website right now, but here are the latest & greatest opportunities that have just been listed. Check out our super, searchable listing anytime at vk.volunteerkalamazoo.org!
We are looking for volunteers to help with many areas of our special 30th Anniversary program: “FREE Art Classes for Kids!”. Volunteer needs include: helping with kids’ activities such as sidewalk chalk and face painting, set-up and tear-down crews, participant registration and sign in, door greeters, way-finding assistants (for the folks who are very familiar with the building), volunteer station, and lunch organizing and distribution to the volunteers and artists.
Hours: Friday, Aug 17th [Noon-10pm] and Saturday, Aug 18th [8am-4pm]. Minimum age: 14
Join the MwC Sewing Circle! Groups of 6 people will work together to help make bags for our members out of donated t-shirts. Each group only needs one person who can sew for every 3 people. Other groups members will be cutting and turning the shirts inside out. Hours: Flexible. Minimum age:15
We are looking for volunteers to come into the office and help prepare materials for Relay for Life events. Projects include rolling and tying t-shirts, mailings, making copies, etc. Perfect for high school students! Hours: Flexible, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm. Minimum age: 15, or 13 with adult.
Come join us for a bagel and reading with Kalamazoo students this summer! Each K-5 student in summer school gets to choose a book to keep. Books and bagels have been generously provided by Kalamazoo Public Schools. Volunteers may also bring in their favorite book to share.
Locations: Northeastern Elementary (2433 Gertrude Street) and Milwood Elementary (3400 Lovers Lane)
Hours: July 12, 8:30-10am
For more information or to sign up for this event, contact:
Coco Cook or Linda Tomlinson at 269.337.1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Please share your heart for seniors with us! We are looking for joyful, loving volunteers who are wanting to share their time and talents with vulnerable elders in need of kindness and fun. Volunteer Program Assistants work on crafts, music, gardening, cooking, and special event with our folks.
Hours: Flexible, 7:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
Minimum age: 16
- Help coordinate external communications relating to immigration and immigrant rights in Michigan. Includes developing content for email correspondence, email marketing, website, and social networking media outlets.
- Provide administrative and logistical support for office operations and capacity building, coalition building, and training activities.
- Other tasks as determined by MIRC Advocacy Coordinator
Hours: Flexible, 2-3 days/week; 10-15 hrs/week. Minimum age: 18
We are looking for dependable people to assist with our special needs classes. Volunteers need to be comfortable around horses and those who have special physical, mental or emotional challenges. True Vine is a small, rural farm in Lawton that is centered around Biblical principles. Volunteers should have some horse experience. Volunteers will also need to be able to stand, walk and jog for 40 minutes. Hours: Mon or Wed evenings. Minimum age: 16, or 12 with adult
True Vine is an equine therapeutic riding center located in Lawton. We have a need for volunteers who are able to perform barn duties ranging from mucking stalls to repairing fences. There will be some contact with horses, but it is not the main focus of this position. Hard working, committed, self-motivated people will all be considered. Some knowledge of power tools, repair and maintenance of outbuildings is helpful but not required. Hours: Mon-Wed, Call for more information. Minumum age: 16, or 12 with adult
Vine Neighborhood Association needs volunteers to: help set up the beverage tent, sell beverages during the festival, clean-up/breakdown after hours, organize volunteers as they come in, float (relieve volunteers who have been serving, giving them a break). Volunteers should have good communication skills, the ability to multi-task, a willingness to be part of a cohesive team, and adaptability. This is a great opportunity to meet and serve many wonderful Kalamazoo residents. Hours: June 29 & 30. Shifts [4-8:30pm] and/or [8:30pm-12:30am]. Volunteers can sign up for multiple shifts.
Minimum age: 21
Growing Community Garden is a 5000 square foot garden boarding Gull Road (near Borgess) that exists to create opportunities to engage in relationship with neighbors while growing food to feed the community. Produce will be primarily distributed to low-income families in the community through the Loaves & Fishes Pantry and Free Store of Kalamazoo, both located on the same property. Those helping during harvest time are also invited to share in the bounty of the harvest. Additional garden activities include weeding, watering, mulching, planting, composting and helping complete the placement of a timber weed barrier.
Hours: Mondays [6:30-7:30pm], Fridays [12-1pm], Saturdays [10am-12pm]; Longer work days will occur the last Saturday of June and July. Volunteers are also welcome to schedule an opportunity to come work in the garden without the manager present. Direction/communication could occur prior to your arrival. Minimum age: 16, or 5 with adult
We are going to be holding our 2nd Annual Fun Run! We need several volunteers to help keep the kids organized while running, pass out water at the water stations, hand out ribbons, escort children to and from the field, etc.
Location: Woods Lake Elementary, 3215 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo
Volunteers are required to stand for an extended period of time and be able to work with children, K-5.
Hours: Friday, September 21 [11am-3pm]. Minimum age: 18
Host a Purple Community Event!
Purple Community-100% Hope events are about you and your passion to help fight cancer or Parkinson’s. It’s about making it personal – an event built around specific interests, perhaps held in honor of a loved one. The possibilities are endless: dinners, walk-a-thons, motorcycle rallies, car washes, sporting events…the list goes on. Choose the event! Then make it purple! This is an opportunity to be creative and express the spirit of your school or community and 100% of the proceeds go to Van Andel Institute labs for disease research. Van Andel Institute has the tools to assist you in planning the event!