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.
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 and look out for postings.
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.
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.
Elara Caring - Grand Rapids, MI
Elara Caring Hospice is looking for compassionate and giving individuals to volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities, including visiting patients with certified pet therapy dogs, playing music, listening and talking, and crafting. Visit their volunteer homepage to find out more.
Custom Hospice - Troy, MI
Custom Hospice is looking for in person and long distance volunteers to help with their hospice care. Some activities include providing companionship to patients, writing holiday, birthday, and bereavement cards, providing administrative support, community outreach, and much more. To get involved check out Custom Hospice's Volunteer Contact Page, in-person and virtual service opportunities are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Eco-Stewardship Work Days - Grand Rapids, MI
Eco-Stewardship work focuses on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, stream clean-up and removal of invasive species (like buckthorn, privet and honeysuckle) on several sections of our 264-acre site. Education is always a major focus of the day as volunteers learn to identify and manage plants that may be growing in their own backyards, their schools or city parks and how those plants and their volunteer efforts directly impact their surrounding environment. Two hour sessions start in March, for more information and access to their sign up portal visit their volunteer homepage.