Help build your community

A variety of ways to participate.

Do Good Have Fun

Motu viget, a Latin phrase meaning "strength in activity," is the City of Grand Rapids' motto. In this spirit the community welcomes and rewards people who take an active role improving the City and the lives of her citizens. There are many ways to get involved, participate purposefully and make the City and your neighborhood better.

Residents have a real opportunity to make positive change in Grand Rapids. Getting involved also provides opportunity to meet your neighbors, make social and professional connections, acquire new skills and help solve problems or seize opportunity for you and your community. Here below is a sampling of civic groups active in the Downtown neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Leadership

Volunteer Opportunities

Networking Groups