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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Library Guide

What Are You Doing For Others?

Ways you can help

Grand Rapids:

  • People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can get involved. Just fill in your zip code in the Find a Volunteer Opportunity box (scroll down the page) to locate a volunteer opportunity in your community.
  • ServeGR: Learn about current volunteer opportunities throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.
  • Volunteer Center at United Way.
  • Volunteer Match.org: Grand Rapids area with local and virtual opportunities.

Bay City, Flint, Midland, Saginaw:

  • AmeriCorps - Corporation for national and community service. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
  • East Side Soup Kitchen: Help feed those in need in Saginaw.
  • Habitat for Humanity - Help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
  • Open Door - Crisis center and soup kitchen located in Midland.
  • Shelterhouse - A non-profit organization committed to providing safety, shelter, advocacy, and counseling to survivors of domestic violence or sexual abuse (serving Midland and Gladwin Counties).
  • United Way of Bay County: Give the gift of you.  Volunteer.
  • United Way of Genesee County:  Get involved, make a difference!
  • United Way of Midland County: Volunteer! Advancing the common good by mobilizing the caring power of the community.
  • United Way of Saginaw County: Volunteering is a connection and a gift to the community.
  • Whaley Children's Center - Located in Flint, the Center provides tools to children and families who have experienced trauma so that they may reach their full potential.

Warren/Detroit:

East Lansing/Lansing:

  • Haven House: From making dinner to leading youth activities, to answering phones and assisting residents, volunteering at Haven House provides you with lots of options to match your skills and interests, whatever they may be.  Groups welcome!
  • Fenner Nature Center: A great way to give back to your community, support your nature center, and make a difference!
  • Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center: Allows people of all abilities to partner with horses, using natural horsemanship, to strengthen the body and heal the human spirit, in a safe environment.