Volunteering isn’t just something nice that people do – volunteers are critical partners in GROW’s quest to serve those seeking economic independence through launching, expanding and sustaining their businesses.

Our volunteers have an enormous impact on our day-to-day operations and also through our monthly workshops and training sessions and special events.

We have many ways you can get involved in GROW from the simple things like stuffing envelopes and coordinating mailings to helping us with updates to our databases and connecting with our clients for attendance to our classes. We also do our best to accommodate your schedules and task preferences.

Some of the benefits of volunteering for GROW include:

  • Gaining new experiences and insights – it is a chance for you to get involved with new things and potentially develop new technical, social and educational skills.
  • Giving back and helping others – because GROW assists all promising entrepreneurs, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, gender, age or education, you have the opportunity to reach out across many communities within west Michigan to help people make their dreams come true.
  • Creating connections with people – networking is an amazing benefit of volunteering!
  • Creating a sense of accomplishment – we understand that volunteering is done on your own time schedule and of your own accord and we hope that volunteer work will make you feel good, build your network and learn something new.

You can download and complete the 2015 GROW Volunteer Application or fill out the volunteer form here.