Campus Ministry at Aquinas College


CAVA: Community Action Volunteers of Aquinas

CAVA serves as a bridge between community organizations and the Aquinas community. It functions to get Aquinas students energized about volunteering, as well as to connect them to volunteer opportunities similar to their interests. College-wide events include Into the Streets and Heartside Pride Cleansweep.

Get involved with Into the Streets and Heartside Pride Cleansweep!

Into the Streets is a fun-filled week of volunteering in conjunction with local charitable organizations. It affords Aquinas students an opportunity to learn about, and affect change in, the larger Grand Rapids community as a whole.

Heartside Pride Cleansweep is an annual event where Aquinas College students come together to work with Heartside Area residents to work for a common goal.  For this event, typically on a Saturday morning, students raise money ahead of time, and then work with others to help clean up the Heartside Area.  Much of the work includes cleaning leaves, debris, and garbage from streets and parks of the Heartside neighborhood.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer with these great organizations:

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