Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Gull Lake Area of Michigan.


About Us:

The Gull Lake Area Community Volunteers (CVs) was chartered as a non-profit, 501(c)(3), community service organization in Richland, Michigan in 1985. Membership includes women from all backgrounds, professions, and interests. All volunteers share a common purpose and dedication toward making our community a better place in which to live, work, learn, and play.

2022 Board of Directors:

  • President – Justine Dickens
  • Vice President – Pam Burton
  • Treasurer – Julia Marino
  • Secretary – Lori Drogosh
  • Past-President – Emily Greer

Community Emergency Needs

Sometimes the money is just not there for families and that’s where we come in.  When the rent or utility payment is due and there’s no way to pay it, we can often help.  We provide funds for various emergency situations faced by families in our community. We’ve aided families who were coping with loss from fires, families facing evictions, those who needed food, etc.  If you and your family need our assistance, please Request Help.


Each spring our group awards scholarships to Gull Lake community high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism.

Medical/Dental Assistance

This CV subsidy program targets families in the community whose needs qualify them for specific health assistance.  This includes medical attention, dental work, counseling, and evaluation for learning disabilities.

Gull Lake Community Schools Support

Our group funds program and equipment needs within the schools, as well as provides clothing, food, educational support and other resources for the benefit of the students.  We support programs that lack adequate funding including tutoring, educational trips, AV equipment, library books, technology and art supplies.  These efforts touch the lives of hundreds of students each year.

Communities Served:

The CVs’ work in conjunction with local schools, businesses, and churches to aid individuals and families in need, serving a geographic area that encompasses the entire Gull Lake Community School district.

In addition to serving individuals in need, we support community organizations and initiatives including:

  • Gull Lake Community Schools
  • Richland Area Business Association
  • GLCS Added Advantage
  • Richland Township
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Campership
  • Gull Lake Marine Patrol
  • Gull Lake Community School Foundation
  • Food Bank of Southwest Michigan
  • Boy Scout Eagle Projects
  • Richland 4th of July Parade