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Welcome to Volunteer Kalamazoo. 

Getting Started

Interested in volunteering, but not sure where to start? Check out the largest local listing of volunteer needs here. You can browse the full list or find your perfect fit by:

  • Clicking on one of the many filters available to narrow down the needs listing, including interest area filters (for example, Medical or Education).
  • Searching with a key phrase.
  • Finding needs within a certain distance of your zip code.
  • Searching by a specific date to find one-time volunteer needs.
  • Browse our list of Agencies and use the many filters available to narrow down the list by cause (for example, Education or Basic Needs).

Youth Volunteering

Volunteering as a middle or high school student is a great way to gain valuable job experience & references, explore different careers, stand out on college and scholarship applications, expose you to new people and experiences, and most importantly, help others! VOLUNTEENS has been a program of Volunteer Kalamazoo for years and is a great way to get started. Learn more about that program.

Do you have what it takes to be a leader, consider applying for Youth Service Council! We are looking for motivated young women and men, entering grades 9-12, within Kalamazoo County to represent their high school and youth in their area.

In-Kind Donation Needs
Browse the listing of in-kind donation needs to find out what local agencies need most. From school supplies to baby items to garden tools, you or your group can help by holding a donation drive, donating things you may already have on hand or picking up some needed items to donate the next time you're shopping. 

One-Time Needs and Community Events
Check out our Needs & Events calendar to see upcoming one-time volunteer needs and special nonprofit events to attend! (Volunteer needs on the calendar will be denoted with a blue "check-mark" icon, while general nonprofit community events will be denoted with a "red calendar" icon and advanced events such as festivals or days of service have a "yellow calendar" icon.) 

Agency Sign-Up
Listing on the Volunteer Kalamazoo website is free to all nonprofit agencies. To register your agency, first check out our FAQ's and then click here to get started. All nonprofits listing with Volunteer Kalamazoo must complete an MOU prior to submitting volunteer opportunities. 

If you have questions or need help finding what you're looking for, contact us!