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
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022
  • Friday, September 9, 2022
  • Friday, September 16, 2022
Volunteer Times: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 1245 Terminal Crescent Drive SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - Indoors
Volunteer Dates
  • Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Friday, October 14, 2022
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, September 23, 2022
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, September 12, 2022
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, September 27, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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, September 13, 2022
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, October 6, 2022
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, September 7 – Thursday, September 29, 2022
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, September 15 – Thursday, September 22, 2022
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
  • To be determined
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, November 2 – Wednesday November 9, 2022
Volunteer Times and Shifts: During pantry hours
Where: 11535 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331

North Kent Connect

(616) 866-3478
Volunteer Dates
  • Monday, November 7 – Thursday, November 10, 2022
Volunteer Times and Shifts: Times of need vary
Where: 10075 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Byron Community Ministries

(616) 878-6000
Volunteer Dates
  • Wednesday November 2, 2022 – the month of November
Volunteer Times and Shifts: During pantry hours
Where: 8250 Byron Creek Dr, Byron Center, MI 49315
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