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Catalyst Radio: ServeGR, connecting volunteers to meaningful service

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Heather Colletto, the coordinator of ServeGR, a new online tool that connects volunteers to meaningful service opportunities in Grand Rapids.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladden, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and Leah Schumaker. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center website.

Heather Colletto

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This interview with Heather Colletto, coordinator for Serve GR, explores the new website and online tool open for use to any individuals and organizations. Serve GR seeks to connect individuals to meaningful service projects in Grand Rapids, and thus promote effective and sustainable volunteerism. With a hyper-local focus on community, the tool includes features that show potential volunteers what it's like to work with various organizations as well as match volunteers' personality and passion to a project. Recognizing that service often requires relationship-building and an on-going time commitment, Heather hopes to play match-maker for individuals to the perfect volunteer opportunities.

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More on Serve GR, or contact Heather Colletto here

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