Alamo Nursing Home

Alamo Nursing Home

One Sunday per month at 3pm we provide a church service for the residents of this Nursing Home.  We would love to have someone lead songs from the hymnal (piano available), sing/play special music, provide in-room visitation/counseling, or lead a devotional.

Location: Alamo Nursing Home (C Ave.)
Project available: beginning March 25, 2012
Age restriction: Adults & high schoolers
Experience required: some
Individuals needed: 3
Jobs: song leader, special music, lead devotional, in-room visitation/counseling
Please contact: Dave Flora // 269.345.3370

Alternatives of Kalamazoo

Alternatives of Kalamazoo

Alternatives is looking for energetic people to fill several key volunteer positions. If you are interested in any of the following positions, I promise you that your experience at Alternatives will bless you just as much as the blessing you will be to the young men and women that we serve! The following opportunities are currently available:

Adviser: 2-3 people  (An adviser is one that advises, such as a person that offers official or professional or spiritual advice to clients. A person who advises people in personal matters.)

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and some fill-in days from 10:00-4:00 (some flexibility)
On-the-job training and at home studies
Minimum of 2 days a month
Good listener
Empathetic
Non-judgmental
Teachable
Able to share faith

Medical: 5-10 people
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistant, Sonographer and Physicians
One day a week or one evening a week (10:00-4 split shifts, or 5:00-8:00 evening )
Counsel and provide limited Sexually Transmitted Infection screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV (oral mouth swab)
On-the-job training
Able to share your faith

Clothing Needs: see website or call for current needs.
Other Areas in need of HELP: Event Support and Mailings

Please call Cathy Stoner at 269-345-1740 if you are interested in serving. email

visit the volunteer page of Alternatives of Kalamazoo

Comstock Community Center

Comstock Community Center

Comstock Community Center develops resources and strives to provide a diverse setting for education, recreation, social events, human services and life-long learning activities that enhance the lives of those it involves and build a healthier community.

Location: 6330 King Highway, Comstock, Michigan 49041
Project available: beginning January 24, 2014
Age restriction: Adults
Experience required: none
Jobs: tutoring, reading to children and restocking the food pantry
Please contact: Mary Gustas // 269.345.8556  //  www.comstockcc.com

Gull Lake Area Community Volunteers

Gull Lake Area Community Volunteers

Visit the website at www.glacv.org. Contact is Lori Drogosh
Coat Drive, Bright Holidays (provide clothing, educational toys, food, personal care products and household items for families in need)

Jest Kidding Projects

Jest Kidding Projects

Sheldon Rhodes and his wife travel throughout the U.S. and Canada and conduct programs in churches using magic, juggling, storytelling, puppets and clowning to teach God’s Word to boys and girls.  They also have an online ministry, www.jestkidding.com.  He has several projects that need to be done around the office and grounds.

Location: Nashville, MI
Age restriction: Adults & high schoolers
Experience required: some
Individuals needed: several

We have three things that we could really use some help with.

  1. We would like to replace a garage door before the snow flies. We have it ordered and it should be here sometime next week.
  2. There are several dead trees that are in real need of coming down. Some large branches came off recently and are in the yard blocking mowing.
  3. We have everything needed to run power to some new scenes for our Nativity display. We just need the manpower to put it in. We will rent a trenching machine to help. PVC needs to be put in trenches, posts set in the ground and electric run through the PVC to outlets on the posts. This needs to be done before the ground freezes (the sooner the better).

Please contact: Sheldon Rhodes // 517.852.1851

Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference

Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference

The Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference mission is to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis.
Phone: (269) 344-7333
Email: Mail@deaconsconference.org
Location: 1010 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Volunteers needed for:

  • Sort clothing
  • Work in the warehouse
  • Work on floral beds
  • Help with special projects such as collecting school supplies
  • Help with the Run for the Son 5K.

No experience required
Age Restrictions: Adults & high school
Please visit the website at www.kzoodc.org for more information.

Plainwell Pines Nursing Home

Plainwell Pines Nursing Home

On the first Sunday of the month at 3pm we provide a church service for the residents of this Nursing Home.  The church service lasts 1 hour and usually 3-10 residents attend.  We would love to have someone lead songs from the hymnal (no piano), sing/play special music, or lead a devotional.

Location: Plainwell Pines Nursing Home (B Ave.)
Project available: beginning April 1, 2012
Age restriction: Adults & high schoolers
Experience required: some
Individuals needed: 2
Jobs: song leader, special music, lead devotional
Please contact: Dave Flora // 269.345.3370

Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance is formed out of a need to see inner cities transformed and a desire to create a vehicle for that to happen. Since it’s inception, Urban Alliance through it’s four divisions has fostered many positive programs, beginning in the Kalamazoo County through various partnerships. The goal of Urban Alliance Inc. is not to duplicate services but rather to work with people and organizations that have creative ideas on how to fill service gaps within their community. Our target group is marginalized people. Our experience over the past 12 years has been that evangelism alongside social services provides a powerful offense against hopelessness, poverty, addiction and crime. The four divisions include, Momentum, Vanguard Street Ministry, Jesus Loves Kalamazoo and His Kingdom Housing. Please visit our website at www.uainc.org for more specific information.

Location: 536 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Project available: beginning January 9, 2014
Age restriction: Adults & High School
Experience required: none
Jobs: many volunteer opportunities available-too numerous to list.  Please visit the website at www.uainc.org and click on Volunteer

Jesus Loves Kalamazoo Prayer and Grill nights in the summer. His Kingdom Housing is helping to rehab houses. Please see website for more complete information. www.uainc.org or call 269.348.0978.
Please contact: Luke Kujacznxki // 269.348.0978

Alongside Inc.

Alongside Inc.

Alongside is a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore hope, purpose, passion, and relationships among Christian leaders who are making an impact around the world. They exist to promote personal wholeness and ministry effectiveness among persons in Christian ministry.

We have needs for outdoor gardening and lawn care, trail grooming, maintenance and other various projects.  We can use individuals as they have time or teams, community groups, etc.

  • We have many planting beds. It would be a huge blessing if a couple of community groups wanted to “adapt” a planting bed. They would just need to weed it, so minimal pruning, dead heading in the fall, etc.
  • We could use some help with cutting the grass. If someone wanted to volunteer or a couple people at a time, we could have 3 people cutting the grass as once.
  • Interior Deep Cleaning

Location: click here for directions
Project available: “on going”
Experience required: some
Jobs: lawn care, gardening

Please contact: Bill Witters @269-447-2100 x200

Bridge Ministries

Bridge Ministries

Bridge Ministries, Inc. is helping people find and fulfill their God-given calling through workshops, life-coaching, and the BMI Oasis. Started in June 2013, the BMI Oasis is a hosted place of rest for Pastors, Missionaries, and other Christian leaders, and offers confidential coaching, life-focusing resources, and spiritual or personal retreats.  For more information please visit our websites: www.bmioasis.com and
www.bridge-ministries.org

Location: 10851 East D Avenue, Richland, Michigan 49083

Project available: beginning January 9, 2014
Age restriction: Adults
Experience required: none
Jobs: Help needed with cleaning and turning retreat rooms over, cooking breakfast, putting in a new bathroom and gardening.
Please contact: John Studebaker // 269.277.7020

Forgotten Man Ministries

Forgotten Man Ministries

Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God’s Word.
Phone: (269) 383-8767
Email: rlfmm@live.com
Location:
Volunteers needed for:

  • Walk Thru Program-Monday thru Thursday nights.
  • Minister the Word of God – cell to cell.
  • Church services on Sunday afternoons.
  • Correspondence Bible Ministry.

No experience needed
Age Restrictions: Adults ONLY

Please visit the website at www.forgottenman.org to volunteer or contact Chaplain Dick Larson at 269-383-8767

Gull Lake Ministries

Gull Lake Ministries

We would appreciate you sharing these two opportunities with your church leadership and interested members:

  1. Gull Lake Ministries is hiring part-time kitchen help/dishwashers. Applicants need to be at least 14 years of age to do dishes and at least 18 years of  age to cook.  Applicants can come to GLM to pick up a part-time application at the Ministry Center. Please call Chef Liz or Chef Alex at 269-671-5155  Ext. 221 with any questions.
  2. GLM is looking to partner with other ministries helping provide them with an opportunity to build deeper relationships within their leadership teams, small groups, community groups, college groups, etc. by serving alongside one another in a volunteer capacity. GLM will provide overnight accommodations, meals, meeting space and use of our facility and activities. The volunteer group will provide 8-12 volunteers ready to work hard by serving the GLM guests in the kitchen and dining room area working alongside our full time culinary trained chefs and other members of our foodservice team to provide our guests a positive dining experience. We have found that the type of work needing to be done on these weekends is typically best suited for groups high school age and above.

Please call Chef Alex #269-671-5155  Ext 221 if interested in participating.
www.gulllake.org

Jesus Loves Kalamazoo

Jesus Loves Kalamazoo

JLK 365 – Mission – helps individuals reached during Catalyst Week continue on their spiritual journey until they are fully thriving in a faith community.
Volunteers are needed for Administrative duties, Connections volunteers, Prayer volunteers, Food Soldiers and Long-Term Mentoring volunteers.

As a team of Kingdom-minded volunteers we are committed to following up with the prayer requests that were collected during the JLK Prayers and Grill nights. Our mission is to meet people where they are both geographically and spiritually. We seek to convey the Father’s lavish love for individuals by testing each person we encounter with dignity, value and respect.

Email us at jesusloveskzoo365@gmail.com for information and ways to get involved. Website is www.jesusloveskzoo.org

Kalamazoo Youth for Christ

Kalamazoo Youth for Christ

Kalamazoo Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Phone: (269) 388-3888
Email: info@kalamazooyfc.org
Location: Kalamazoo Youth for Christ 122 W. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
Experience: Some experience required, some needs require no experience
Age Restrictions: Adults only
Volunteers Needed For:

  • Small group leaders
  • Mentors
  • Camp/Mission trip leaders
  • Counselors
  • Event/Fundraising
  • Taste of Heaven
  • Preaching/Teaching
  • Administrative tasks
  • Building Repairs and Maintenance
  • Snacks and Prayer partners.

Richland Area Community Center

Richland Area Community Center

Richland Area Community Center is an independent nonprofit organization. Their goal is to bring the community together and be a gathering place for youth and adults. They offer many programs and services to the community including classes, activities, meals, games, dance and informal gatherings. The website is www.richlandareacc.org.

Location: Richland Area Community Center (9400 E CD Ave)
Project available: beginning October 30, 2013
Age restriction: Adults & high school
Experience required: none
Individuals needed: several
Jobs: Ongoing trail maintenance and mowing. Would like deep cleaning of interior twice a year. Some individual opportunities are part time receptionist, someone with art experience and some with computer graphic design experience.
Please contact: Jilisa Williams // 269.629.9430

VA Medical Center

VA Medical Center

Various individual and group opportunities at the VA Medical Hospital in Battle Creek. Volunteers will be able to assist in helping meet the needs of veterans.

Location: 5500 Armstrong Road, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037
Project Available: “on-going”
Age restriction: Adults & high school
Experience required: none (Some opportunities may require attendance of a 2 hour training session.)
Jobs:

  • No Veteran Dies Alone program
  • Snack Cart Program
  • Christmas gift distribution-December each year
  • Supply gift bags for the holidays
  • Musical talent needed
  • Small bowling alley for pizza/bowling parties
  • 9 hole golf course and 9 hole mini golf course for hosting parties
  • Visit with veterans
  • Perform soothing music to the residents
  • Creative, crafty people to make greeting cards (can do this at home)

Please contact: Todd Greenman, Chief of Volunteer Services // 269.223.5497

All volunteers must be 14 years or older and attend volunteer orientation and service specific orientation.

If you would like even more opportunities to volunteer in the Kalamazoo area, please visit www.volunteerkalamazoo.org.