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Family Promise has over 2,600 amazing volunteers helping 365 days a year to support families with children facing a housing crisis!

Volunteers of any age are always welcomed and appreciated at Family Promise! Family Promise helps over 1000 people a year, and it would not be possible without each and every one of our valuable volunteers.

We have many ways for individuals, groups, families, congregations and businesses to become involved – age, skill and availability don’t matter – we will find the perfect fit!


Exciting ways you can get involved!

Overnight Volunteers: Exercise your talent of sleeping and stay overnight with our families from 8:30pm-7am.

Office Angels: Volunteers needed to help around the office. We are more than happy to work with your schedule!

Furniture Donation Driver: Help us pick-up donated furniture items and bring these items to families as they move into their new homes!

Kids Care Program: Do you have a school, youth group, girl/boy scout troop, or sports team that wants to help homeless kids? A staff member at Family Promise would love to talk to your class, team, or group about the realities of child and family homelessness and provide a service activity for kids to make a difference!

Family Driver: Drive families to look at housing, go to job interviews, or go to other appointments.

Play with Kids: We typically have infants and toddlers in the program that would love to be held or played with any day during the week!

Special Projects: Assemble various craft projects and thank you boards!

Paint, Landscape, or Perform Minor Home Repairs

Get your Church Involved as a Host or Support Church with the Interfaith Hospitality Network shelter program!

For more volunteer oppotunities give Chelsea, our Volunteer Coordinator, a call!


More At Home Projects:

Check out some of our “homemade” recipes that you and your family can do at home!

Birthday Bag Recipe
Buckets of Love Recipe
Family Celebration Baskets Recipes
A Safe Place to Land Recipe
Job Celebration Recipe
Kitchen Kit Recipe
Moving Home Recipe
Pathway Home Recipe
Snack Bag Recipe
Toiletry Tote Recipe
Toolbox Recipe
Toy Box Recipe

These are just a few of the many tasks that our volunteers assist with as we work to help families facing a housing crisis in Kent County/Grand Rapids. Individual volunteers as well as group volunteers can get involved on a one-time, monthly, weekly, or even daily basis!

Some of the many groups who have volunteered in the past include:

  • Youth groups
  • Families
  • Church groups
  • Organizational groups
  • School classrooms
  • College groups

Would you like more information about volunteer opportunities?
Please contact Chelsea, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (616) 608-8917 or