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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved in the greater Kalamazoo area.

If you are looking to volunteer as an individual, whether for a long term or one-time opportunity, a great place to start is Volunteer Kalamazoo. To start looking for the right volunteering opportunity, follow this link and click on the “get involved” button on the upper right hand corner.

If you are looking to find a volunteer opportunity for a RSO or any student group, contact Jesus Romero directly and he will assist you with finding a good match.

Interested in service learning?

Check out the WMU Office of Service-Learning. They can assist you with identifying service-learning courses, finding or developing service-learning opportunities, and coaching for service-related leadership. The office also offers support for collaborations among students, faculty, and community partners, as well as providing reflection to help you frame your experiences.

Current Opportunities

Air Zoo

Volunteer Project: The Air Zoo is looking for volunteers to fill several positions including greeters, docents, and demo volunteers. No experience necessary and training will be provided for each volunteer position.

For more information, please contact Tamra Stafford at tstafford@airzoo.org or 269-350-2815


Hand Hygiene Auditor

Where: Bronson Methodist Hospital
Volunteer Project: Flexible hours (minimum of 3-4 hours per week) Hands-on experience to learn the principles of preventing infections and hospital acquired infections.

Apply by sending your resume to colleyt@bronsonhg.org or call (269) 341-7223


Kalamazoo Marathon

When: Sunday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Volunteer Project: WMU is looking for a large group of volunteers that will help that morning with a water/aid station and excitement zones located on main campus. Volunteers will meet at the entrance to campus by the Bronco statue in front of the Rec Center at 7:30 a.m. and the first runners hit campus by 8 a.m.. You will be done and on your way home by 9:30 a.m.. We invite you to join us that morning for this incredible experience in welcoming the Kalamazoo Marathoners as they run through our campus. Volunteers will be supplied with WMU t-shirts and will be joined by Buster and the Cheer and Dance Teams. We cheer the runners on and provide them with water at our water station.

If you are interested in volunteer hours for that morning, please contact Donna Marks at 269-387-2072 or donna.marks@wmich.edu by March 23, 2015.