… I will strive to ceaselessly cultivate Bodhicitta -
The aspiration to work for the benefit of others…

In the continuing practice of loving kindness, we volunteer our time and effort to assist many organizations around the Grand Rapids area.

Not only is this a great opportunity to give back to our community, it is also an excellent way to get to know our fellow Sangha members as we work together.

We are currently partnered with the following organizations:

Gilda’s Club

Every other month we prepare and serve a meal for those attending services offered by Gilda’s Club.

“Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.”

Visit their website at gildasclubgr.org


Cleaning, donation organizing, button making and preparing sack lunches.

“HQ is a drop-in center for youth ages 14 through 24 who are experiencing unsafe or unstable housing. It is a safe and non-judgmental space.”

Visit HQ’s website at hqgr.org

Kids Food Basket

Preparing sack lunches, assembling trail mix snack bags, decorating lunch bags.

“Providing a simple evening meal to children living at or near the poverty level.”

Visit their website at www.kidsfoodbasket.org

Urban Roots

Helping a community farm getting it done through weeding, building, composting, etc.

“Learning, growing food, sharing meals, making connections, and simply being human together.”

Visit their website at www.urbanrootsgr.org

Grand Rapids Zen Center

Yes! We cannot do this without your generous help either! We’re always looking for folks to help deep-clean on Saturdays, set-up on Sundays, and lead meditations (Preceptorship required) on Tuesdays!

Check our Calendar for upcoming service and volunteer activities!

Contact our volunteer committee: volunteer@zengr.org