Volunteer Opportunities

Please see below for our upcoming volunteer needs. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the below events please fill out the Volunteer Registration form, an email will then be sent out asking which dates you're interested in among other information regarding volunteering.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for any of our programs, please fill out the New Volunteer Registration Form.

CSFP - Senior Food Box

Kent County Community Action CSFP (Senior) Food Packing
Volunteer Dates
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Thursday, March 2,2023
  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Friday, April 14, 2023
Volunteer Times: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 5899 Comstock Park Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321 - Indoors
Kent County Community Action CSFP (Senior) Food Distribution
Volunteer Dates
  • Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Friday, April 21, 2023
Distribution Times: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Volunteer Times and Shifts: 8:00am - 10:00am, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 2:30pm and/or multiple shifts
Where: Kent County Community Action, 121 Martin Luther King Jr St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 - Outdoors

TEFAP - General Public Food Box

Kent County Community Action – Food Box Packing
Volunteer Dates
  • Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Monday, April 3, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm and/or multiple shifts
Where: Eastern Ave Christian Reformed Church, 514 Eastern Ave SE, Pantry Lower Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - Indoors

Volunteer Dates
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: 8:00am – 10:00am, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 2:30pm – 4:00pm and/or multiple shifts
Where: 5899 Comstock Park Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321 - Indoors
Kent County Community Action – Food Distribution
Volunteer Dates
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Distribution Times: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Volunteer Times and Shifts: 8:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, 3:00pm -5:30pm, 5:30pm- 7:00pm and/or multiple shifts
Where: Eastern Ave Christian Reformed Church, 514 Eastern Ave SE, Pantry Lower Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - Indoors/Outdoors

Volunteer Dates
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
Distribution Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Volunteer Times and Shifts: 8:00am – 10:00am, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm – 2:30pm and/or multiple shifts
Where: Kent County Community Action – 121 Martin Luther King Jr St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 - Outdoors

Community Partner – Distributions

If you are interested in volunteering with one of our community partners, please reference their distribution dates below. Please contact them for more information on volunteer needs.

The Green Apple

(616) 454-9411
Volunteer Dates
  • Wednesday, March 1 – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: During pantry hours
Where: 4307 Kalamazoo Ave Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Peace Lutheran Church

(616) 887-9417
Volunteer Dates
  • Thursday, March 16 – Thursday, March 23, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: Times of need vary
Where: 1225 12 Mile Rd NW, Sparta, MI 49345

South East Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM) Resource Center

(616) 452-7684
Volunteer Dates
  • Tuesday, April 11 – Thursday April 13, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: Times of need vary
Where: 1545 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Flat River Outreach Ministries

(616) 897-8260
Volunteer Dates
  • Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 10, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: During pantry hours
Where: 11535 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331

North Kent Connect

(616) 866-3478
Volunteer Dates
  • Thursday, February 2 – Thursday, February 9, 2023
Volunteer Times and Shifts: Times of need vary
Where: 10075 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Byron Community Ministries

(616) 878-6000
Volunteer Dates
  • Throughout the month of February
Volunteer Times and Shifts: During pantry hours
Where: 8250 Byron Creek Dr, Byron Center, MI 49315
  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD- 3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online by clicking here, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    • Mail
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    • Fax
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    • Email
      program.intake@usda.gov
  • Non-Discrimination Statement - Spanish

    De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

    La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

    Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

    1. Correo:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; or
    3. Correo Electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.