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 men and 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.
The CVs includes a men’s group and a women’s group, each focusing on specific areas of community assistance that complement each other. Each group sponsors an array of service projects and events that benefit both children and adults.
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.
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.
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