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National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, when we celebrate the volunteers and supporters who help make our work possible. Whether serving as a Big, a board or committee member, sharing a story for the blog, helping out at the office or an event, sharing a special skill, or helping grow our programs as a site coordinator, we appreciate our volunteers.


We celebrated our Kalamazoo and Portage volunteers by sending them a postcard and coupon for a free drink from our partner, Biggby Coffee. Our volunteers in Calhoun, Allegan, and Van Buren counties all received $5 gift cards to Biggby Coffee as well.

Thank you to everyone who comes together year-round to ignite the power and promise of youth. You make our work possible, and we are so thankful for you.


Dedicated volunteers help local youth realize their potential in myriad ways. This Volunteer Month, you can join us by:

If you are interested in serving on a committee or being a skills-based volunteer, please contact Kathy Praedel, Community Engagement Coordinator, at to learn more.