"Stop It": Volunteer Opportunities

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(WZZM) - There are many ways you can get involved. You can find many volunteer opportunities by searcing the United Way of West Michigan's website. You can click here to go to that website.

Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities you can take advantage of:

- Women's Open Door Volunteers at Degage Ministries
The Women's Open Door is a safe place for women in the Heartside area to go at night to sleep and build relationships. The Open Door is in need of volunteers to assist and provide an extra hand when opening and closing.

- Driver for Take Charge Program at Criminal Justice Chaplaincy
'Take Charge' is a life skills and support group aimed at helping women whose lives have been affected by crime. The group meets at Calvin Christian Reformed Church (700 Ethel SE) on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00.

- Help Inner City Youth at Trinity Community Ministries
Volunteers are needed to work with small groups of inner city teens in fun and/or life skill building activities on a weekly basis. Groups meet Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

- Participant in Be One: Catalyst for Inclusion
The 'Be One Dialogue Group' is meant to help people create and build diverse communities in West Michigan.

- Mentor a Returning Citizen at Criminal Justice Chaplaincy
A mentor meets individually with an ex-offender, usually weekly for a minimum of 6 months up to a year. Mentors are required to complete two training sessions. The most important qualification is a willingness to spend time with the mentee.

- Mentoring Opportunities at Tall Turf Ministries
Positively influence a child's life! Become a mentor for Camp Tall Turf and help to shape the lives of future leaders in our community. Camp Tall Turf, a faith-based organization in Grand Rapids, is seeking young adults and adults to serve as mentors to our youth ages 8-17.

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