Volunteer

We strive to provide DU students with opportunities to serve their community to expand and enrich their social and educational experiences, and challenge them to be committed to a life of community service with an understanding of social responsibility. Volunteering at Davenport is not only a great way to serve your community but also offers many opportunities to meet other students outside the classroom, boost your resume, and make the most of your experience at Davenport!

Depending on whether you're hoping to participate in a short-term opportunity like a Days of Service event, a greater commitment like Alternative Spring Break, or a virtual service option, we'd love to get you connected!

We want to recognize student volunteers for their commitment to service, check out our Community Service Honor Roll for more information. 


Volunteer Opportunities

DU frequently receives invites for student volunteers from local community partners. If you are looking for upcoming volunteer opportunities please check back to this webpage often or join our Engage group.
 

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County - Wyoming, MI
There are many volunteer options including customer service, picking up or sorting donations, repairing or cleaning merchandise, stocking shelves or finding creative ways to use donated products. Half day (12:30pm-4pm) shifts are available, and each ReStore can have 1-2 people per shift. Please visit their calendar page for most up to date information and to sign up.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - West Michigan (Winter 2023)
Each year, students volunteer their time and energy to help others receive the biggest check many of them will receive all year: their tax refunds. VITA provides all training necessary for a variety of roles including Administrative Support, Greeter, Intake Specialist, Tax Preparer, and Quality Reviewer.

All majors are welcome to participate. Accounting and Finance Majors may use this as their Winter internship.

Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Inc. - Rockford, MI
Volunteers can choose to work on Equest Projects from their home, tackling larger special renovation projects at the center, or assisting our special needs riders during their therapy sessions and working with the horses. Equest asks for a minimum time commitment of about 2 hours, but can accommodate longer shifts. For a list of requirements, opportunities, and contact information please visit their volunteer homepage