Job Opportunities


Media Intern
Access of West Michigan is looking for a Media Intern who is passionate about using their filming and photography skills to help bring change to the community around them. Intern will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and Communications Intern to attend community events, capture images  and film for stories and Access web and social media sites. If you are interested, please send your resume and samples of your work to
Requirements: Must be a third or fourth year college student. Must be knowledgeable in filming and film editing. Photography experience a plus.

Access Pantry Network Gleaning Event 1

Volunteer Info – Thursday, July 27 at DeVos Place (303 Monroe Ave NW)

Description: We will be gleaning food donations, boxing them and stacking them on pallets. This food will be loaded onto trucks to be distributed to 7 local food assistance organizations.

Timeframe: Volunteers can arrive to DeVos Place at 303 Monroe Ave by 2:45pm and will glean until 5-6pm.

Parking: Volunteers can enter the main hall entrance off of Monroe Ave, or if parking in the garage under DeVos Place, come up through the elevators. Carpooling is encouraged as volunteers or pantries must cover their own cost for parking meters or parking garages. Volunteers may not walk through the show room floor area of DeVos before they have been given instructions and told them may enter by Access staff.

Details: Volunteers must be able to do heavy lifting and physically demanding tasks. Volunteers must wear close toed shoes and appropriate clothing (Tshirts and athletic wear are acceptable). Volunteers are expected to act professionally and efficiently during gleaning time, following instructions and roles assigned. Volunteers may not glean food or show items for personal use.


Access Pantry Network Gleaning Event 2

Volunteer Info – Friday, July 28 at Bethlehem Lutheran (250 Commerce SW)

Description: We will be distributing dozens of pallets of food and flowers to 7 local food assistance organizations. We need all the help we can get to do this efficiently and effectively!

Timeframe: All volunteers should start between 8:30am to 9am. Distribution will likely end by 1pm, but volunteers can leave whenever needed.

When you arrive: please check in with the supervisor/lead volunteer from your agency. If new volunteers arrive for your group arrive after 8:30am please have them connect with your supervisor/lead volunteer for instructions.

Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (BLC) at 250 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, 49503

Parking: please do NOT park in the garage at BLC as that is where we will be distributing the food. Metered parking can be found on Commerce (please do not park directly in front of the garage as we need that space for our trucks) or the nearby side streets. Carpooling is recommended.

Details: Volunteers must be able to do heavy lifting and physically demanding tasks. Volunteers must wear close toed shoes and appropriate clothing (Tshirts and athletic wear are acceptable).

Poverty Simulation Staffer
Join our team of staffers for our popular poverty simulation workshop! During this opportunity you will assume the roles of community resources at the 2 1/2 hour simulation. Events vary but average about twice monthly.
Stipend available.
If you are interested please contact
Requirements: you must live in poverty, have lived in poverty or work with those in poverty. 
Poverty Education Office Staffer 
Reassembly of poverty simulation kits is an important role of the program’s success. We meet an average of twice a month for approximately 3 hours. If you are interested please contact
Requirements: A desire to get involved and cheerful attitude. 
Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Mentor:
Volunteer as a one-on-one mentor for individuals as they transition from the nutrition program, adapting skills learned to their daily lives.
Farm to Pantry Volunteer:
Using our cooking curriculum, partner with one of our CSA to Pantry sites to provide hands on cooking and conversation with CSA participants.
Food Systems Educator:
Support our community organizing work centered on food systems with our CSA to Pantry participants. Help facilitate discussions using our Food Systems 101 curriculum.
Pantry Market Volunteer:
Work to help establish our pop-up food pantry farmers markets throughout Kent County.
Culture of Health Ambassador:
Promote Culture of Health principles in charity food by supporting Access’ efforts with the Pantry Network of West Michigan.
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