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Helping Others, One Volunteer At A Time

Bethany volunteers enrich the lives of others in many ways. Serving as little as one hour a week, you can provide encouragement, boost someone’s self-esteem, and brighten someone’s future. Bethany invites you to give the gift of your time.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mentor: Spend time once a week with at-risk children and teens being a positive role model
  • Tutor: Help youth, adults, or families with English and/or homework
  • Thrift Store: Aid in the display and merchandise in Bethany’s Thrift Store
  • Resettlement: Help with the move in and set up of local housing for refugees
  • Transporter: Drive clients to and from appointments; Mileage is reimbursed
  • Clerical Aid: Assist with special mailings, answering telephones, or data entry
  • Special Events: Help with Bethany-sponsored events and fundraisers

*other opportunities available within both Domestic and Refugee and Immigrant Services

To Become a Volunteer

Complete the Contact Us form, or call 616.224.7523 to request a volunteer application packet.  You can also download an application here. Completed applications can be sent to:

Bethany Christian Services: Volunteer Services
901 Eastern Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please Note: Volunteers are asked to provide three character references and permit background checks.

Donations Needed

  • Diapers
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Household items
  • Complete beds (mattresses and frames) of any size
  • New baby layette items
  • School supplies
  • Furniture

Bethany Christian Services is an official host site for Americorps

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