Want to impact someone's life?


Scroll through the activities below.

 

Click on the opportunity that intrigues you most.

 

 Like what you see?  Fill out an application!

I would like to volunteer

Fill in an application

Already use MyImpactPage.com to volunteer with this organization?
Log in to your account

Get Social

Share this

Volunteer Opportunities

Organize Donations - Basement

Monday - Friday

1st Shift...10:00am - 12:30pm 

2nd Shift...12:30pm - 3:00pm

Dégagé receives dozens of donations on a weekly basis.  We are always looking for help sorting them, organizing them, and putting them in inventory.

  • All volunteers must be +13.
  • This position has very little patron interaction
  • Minors must use the 'buddy system' at all times.

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up solo?   

Click here for Individual Applications

 

  Signing up for a group?

Click here for Group Application

Breakfast Assistant - 1st Floor

Seven Days a week

 

7:30am - 10:00am

A low-cost breakfast is served in the Dégagé dining room each morning. Four to six Volunteers assist by preparing the food, running the cash register, and serving tables. 

  • All volunteers must be +13.
  • Minors must use the 'buddy system' at all times.
  • Must not wear shorts or opened toed shoes while in kitchen.
  • Must wear gloves, hairnet and/or hat while serving in the kitchen..
  • Must be +16  to serve in the kitchen, but can be younger to serve tables.

Want more details?

Click here for Detailed Role Description

 

Ready to sign up solo?   

Click here for Individual Applications

 

  Signing up for a group?

Click here for Group Application

Dinner Assistant - 1st Floor

Seven Days a Week

5:45pm - 7:00pm

A low-cost dinner is served in the Dégagé dining room each evening.  Four to six volunteers assist by preparing the food, running the cash register, and serving tables.  

  • All volunteers must be +13.
  • Minors must use the 'buddy system' at all times.
  • Must not wear shorts or opened toed shoes while in kitchen.
  • Must wear gloves, hairnet and/or hat while serving in the kitchen.
  • Must be 16 years or older to serve in the kitchen but can be younger to serve tables.

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up solo?   

Click here for Individual Applications

 

  Signing up for a group?

Click here for Group Application

Dining Room Events - 1st Floor

Seven Days a Week

1st Shift...10:00am - 11:30am 

2nd Shift...6:00pm - 7:30pm  

If you would like to host a game (bingo is always a big hit), movie night, play some live music, or have other ideas for fun activities, we are always open to suggestions!   

  • All volunteers must be +13.
  • Minors must use the 'buddy system' at all times.
  • Bingo supplies are provided by Dégagé (but we ask you bring prizes).

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up solo?   

Click here for Individual Applications

 

  Signing up for a group?

Click here for Group Application

Birthday Entertainment - 1st Floor

 Last Tuesday of Every Month

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The last Tuesday of every month Dégagé throws a party for all the patrons that celebrated a birthday that month.

Would you consider playing live music, bringing an improve group, or practicing your stand-up routine to entertain our birthday patrons and their guests for 15-30 minutes?

Ready to sign up solo?   

Click here for Individual Applications

 

  Signing up for a group?

Click here for Group Application

Hygiene Desk Attendant - 2nd Floor

Monday - Friday

1st Shift...8:00am - 10:30am 

2nd Shift...10:30am - 1:00pm

3rd Shift...1:00pm - 3:30pm

The hygiene desk volunteer works with the Floor Supervisor to assist patrons utilizing our showers, laundry facilities, mail delivery, and lockers.  

  • Volunteers in this position will have very close interaction with patrons. 
  • A background check is required during the application process for this position.  

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up?   

Click here for an Application

 

Lawyer - 2nd Floor

Every Monday

1st Shift...8:00am - 10:30am

2nd Shift...10:30am - 1:00pm

Would you like to use your law degree for even more good?  We're always seeking lawyers to volunteer their time in our Life Enrichment Center to make appointments with patrons and offer legal advice.  

  • Volunteers in this position will have very close interaction with the patrons.
  • This role requires a background check during the application process.

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up?   

Click here for an Application

 

Licensed Cosmetologist - 2nd Floor

Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

10:00am - 1:00pm

The Dégagé Life Enrichment Center has a certified hair salon with all the necessary tools and supplies.  All we need are licensed volunteer hairdressers to offer patron haircuts.

  • Volunteers in this position will have very close interaction with the patrons.
  • This role requires a background check during the application process.

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up?   

Click here for an Application

Women's Shelter Asst. - 3rd Floor

Seven Days a Week

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Volunteers help patrons get comfortable by opening lockers, assisting with laundry and shower services, and serving as a support for the women.

  • Volunteers in this position will have very close interaction with the patrons.
  • This role requires a background check during the application process.

Want more details?

Click here for Role Description

 

Ready to sign up?   

Click here for an Application

Casserole Cookoff - Offsite

Utilize the commercial kitchen at your church to prepare meals for vulnerable men and women!  

  • Recipes are included but you can go off script and prepare your own!
  • Updated prayer requests included so you can pray while you bake!

Click the link below to learn more about this opportunity!

Learn more about the Cook Off

Heartside Prayer Walks - Offsite

Take one of our three prayer walks to learn about the Heartside Community and what you can do to help those experiencing homelessness.

If you'd like to know more about this activity, contact the Volunteer & Development Coordinator:

nelson@degageministries.org 

Housing Simulation - Offsite

Experience some of the hurdles people in a season of homelessness endure in their journey to secure sustainable housing.  

  • This is a fun and educational activity for people of all ages.  
  • This can be done in groups ranging from 12 - 60 people.
  • This activity takes 45 - 90 minutes.

If you'd like to know more about this activity, contact the Volunteer & Development Coordinator:

nelson@degageministries.org 

Paul's Mom's Cookies

Every Tuesday & Thursday

(and one Wednesday a month) 

8:30am - 12:00pm

Balling cookie dough and/or packaging cookies into bags. This position is offsite as all cookie prep is done at LaGrave Christian Reformed Church directly behind Dégagé.

  • Volunteers in this position will have very close interaction with patrons. 
  • A background check is required during the application process for this position.  

Ready to sign up?   

Click here for an Application

Local Missions

Local Missions

Available All Year Long

 Spend 1-3 days learning about homelessness, helping with a service project, and taking steps towards changing the world at your front door!

If you'd like to know more about this activity, contact the Volunteer & Development Coordinator:

nelson@degageministries.org

Misc. Others

Looking for something else?

Contact Us:

Nelson@degageministries.org

616-454-1661 Ext. 212

First Floor: Kitchen & Dining Room

The Dégagé dining room is a social hub for the Heartside neighborhood. 

Help prepare and serve breakfast or dinner to those who have gathered for food and fellowship.

You can even bring a group to host a movie night, game night, or play some live music for patrons to enjoy!

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Dining Room Events - 1st Floor 741 11/28/2021 12/31/2022