Gilda's Club Camp Sparkle hits 10 year anniversary

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Gilda’s Club, a local nonprofit organization that aids in cancer support and grief counseling, runs a summer camp called Camp Sparkle. Camp Sparkle is aimed at children entering into kindergarten and up to the fifth grade. On Tuesdays this...

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Looking for Organizations and Volunteers!

by (Area Agency on Aging)

Submitted 07-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

  Are you a good communicator? Do you have a passion for older adults? The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan needs you!  Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is looking for volunteer leaders for two healthy aging...

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Rapidian seeks Street Team to advocate for hyperlocal citizen journalism

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under OPINION

We know that The Rapidian thrives on the wonderful volunteers we have, and now there's another way to volunteer. The first Rapidian Street Team is officially in the works. A street team is a group of volunteers that want to promote or advocate...

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ArtPrize hosts volunteers for kick-off event

by (cjlautenbach)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine that you have decided to become more involved in your community. Imagine that ArtPrize is the event that you settle on as the object of your altruistic work. What sort of experience welcomes a volunteer for this local art extravaganza? Great...

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Grand Rapids' hyperlocal radio station seeks support

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-28-2011 under NEWS

The normally laid-back, music-filled airwaves of radio station WYCE take on slightly different feel this week as volunteer programmers and staff urge listeners to support the operations of the station with financial contributions. It is one of two...

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Serious Funny Business

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 03-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Bill Cosby landed in private jet at the Grand Rapids airport. A LaughFest host and a driver greeted him, then tried to respect his privacy in case he was not interested in chatting. However, he ...

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers to plan local celebrations for PC's 50th anniversary at Ming Ten

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Returned Peace Corps volunteer groups are in nearly every region of the country, and there are numerous RPCVs studding West Michigan. Tomorrow at 7 p.m., they will break bread (or snake around the buffet trays) at Ming Ten (2090 Celebration NE...

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Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up pulls 15,689 pounds of trash from watershed

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 10-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up brought together 202 volunteers on Saturday, October 9 to collect a total of 15,689 lbs of trash from 10 miles of Grand River watershed, according to refuse data from the four participating...

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The Rapidian celebrates volunteers with SUPER-latives!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: On July 22, we threw our first volunteer bash. Named SUPER-latives!, we wanted to celebrate everyone who had contributed to The Rapidian, from readers to Flickr groupies to contributors to staff. The event took...

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SBV of the Week: Smart Volunteering

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 06-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's opportunity comes from Hope Network Developmental and Community Services:   Business Mentors are...

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