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Volunteers Welcome!

More than 300 people volunteer at Home Repair Services each year.  Some give a Saturday a month.  Others are retirees who work along with our staff.  Many are part of a church or trade association's annual community outreach event.

Cabinet Assembler

We are reopening our cabinet shop to help provide high-quality, low cost options to homeowners getting a new DIY kitchen through our Remodeling Together Program. One of the ways we are passing the savings along is utilizing volunteers to build and assemble cabinets. It does not matter what your current wood-working skill level is, we can work with and train anybody willing to learn! 

For more information on volunteering with our cabinet shop, email BJ Jordan.

Spanish Home Maintenance Class Instructor:

Home Repair Services is looking for a Spanish-speaking individual who has home maintenance and repair skills to teach home maintenance classes to Spanish-speaking home owners in the Grand Rapids area.

This person will teach a six class series on the following home maintenance topics:

  • Project Design
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electrical
  • Drywall & plaster repair
  • Ceramic, glass and stone tile
  • Cabinet Installation

These series of classes will be presented four times a year and can be held in the evening or on Saturday.  Classes are held at Home Repair Services, 1100 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. This is a paid position.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Judy Jordan, Education Coordinator at

We're also currently recruiting enthusiastic people for the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Fix-it School Instructors: Teach Remodeling Project Design or Cabinet Installation!
  • Remodeling Coaches:  Work side-by-side with homeowners as they complete home improvement projects!

If you're interested, complete a Volunteer Application or contact Joel Ruiter at 616-241-2601, ext. 222 and tell him "I have skills you can use!"


Thank you very much for your generous support. Home Repair Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible.


Right now our greatest needs are for Fix-it School instructors, cabinet aseemblers and remodeling coaches.  If you're interested in any of these roles, contact Joel Ruiter at (616) 241-2601, ext. 222 and tell him "I have skills you can use!"


To qualify for services you must own, or be buying, the home in which you live.  The home must be in Kent County.  Your combined household income must be below our published guidelines.

Contact Us

Phone: (616) 241-2601

(Si! Se habla Español.)

Fax: (616) 241-5151

Address: 1100 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507