Volunteer

You can help West Michigan families thrive

Our volunteers are essential to our work in building resilient and safe families, supporting children, and strengthening our community. We couldn’t reach the number of families we do without the generous time, talents and energy our incredible volunteers offer. 

In 2022 alone, our volunteers served 5,679 hours—which translates to $170,101 in staff salary savings that could be applied directly to our family services instead.

If you share our passion for helping all West Michigan children and families thrive, please reach out and we’d love to find a place for you on our team.

Volunteer opportunities

Whether you’re looking for short term, occasional, or regular opportunities, we’re flexible about getting you involved with something that works for you. Volunteers are free to set their own schedule during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm). We have opportunities virtually or in-office. We even have an awesome playroom so your little ones can come along with you!

Special Volunteer Project: Learning Kits

We are distributing 1,500 learning kits to children in Kent County and need your help! From April-May we need volunteers ages 16 and up to help assemble the kits at the Family Futures office. We can accommodate groups up to 12 participants. If you are interested in helping with assembly, click the button below!

We also need help with delivery later this summer. If you are interested in helping deliver the kits, email Hillary Sawyer at hsawyer@familyfutures.org.

Mailing support

Help prepare and assemble the communications that go directly to our families. This activity is great for groups or can be done alone.

Data entry

Work with computers and software to enter data points and enrollment numbers into our database. If you’re detail-oriented, this is the team for you.

Event support

Represent Family Futures in the community. If you like attending local events and talking with people, you’d love our event team.

Office organization

Ensure that our most current documents are saved and our out-of-date materials are shredded. This may seem small, but it is crucial in freeing up our staff to focus on service to our families.

Join our Family Advisory Board!

Our Family Advisory Board (FAB) is a collaboration between local parents and Family Futures with the goal of providing a safe space for parents and caregivers to share their voice and insight on programming, policies, and service delivery. Our FAB members are advocates, leaders, and champions and work hard to bring parent voice and experience to the forefront of our organization and community.  

Family Advisory Board (FAB) Interest Form

Interested in joining the Family Advisory Board? Fill out this form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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If you cannot provide an email address, please provide your phone number so we can reach out to you.
We’d love to know more about your experiences! Please note that previous experience with advocacy groups or parent boards is not required to join FAB.

To see an ongoing list of volunteer opportunities, sign up for our monthly volunteer newsletter!

What volunteers are saying

“Family Futures’ mission aligned with my personal goals for volunteering. Since making contact with the staff, I was given a warm welcome and felt a part of the team. It is very rewarding to contribute to the great services that Family Futures provides.”

—Denise Russell, volunteer since 2020

“Family Futures does so much for the community, it is an honor to work with them. They are always appreciative of the help we give them.”

—Bob Burr, volunteer since 2016

Volunteer application

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