United Way

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If you are looking for fun and meaningful ways to volunteer in Jackson county, you've come to the right place!  Our volunteer center features numerous volunteer activities for all your interests.  We feature opportunities at various times with over 30 organizations, ranging from one-time events to year-long commitments.

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United Way of Jackson County Volunteer Opportunities

CAMPAIGN:
Building our capacity to care

Help build a stronger Jackson County by raising the funds that make it possible to help all our neighbors in need.  Enjoy tremendous networking opportunities while developing your knowledge of the community.  Whether you are a retired lifetime resident or new to the community, you’ll find a chance to use your skills and meet new people when you volunteer with United Way.

Contact Beth Shafer at (517) 796-5119 to become part of our Campaign Team.

ENERGIZING EDUCATION:
Advancing reading skills of elementary students

In-school mentors’ primary job is to assist students in kindergarten through third grade in practicing their literacy skills, with the goal of reaching grade level milestones by the end of the year. Click here for more information.

Contact Lois Dunning at (517) 990-6072 ext. 282 to become a reading mentor.

 

 

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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OrganizationVolunteer ProjectOpportunity DescriptionContact PersonPhoneDates NeededTimes Needed
Our Neighbor's Keeper Deliver Furniture We give free furniture to the homeless and less fortunate once they obtain housing we deliver to their door and they take it from there unless disabled we need help please usually a few hours on Saturdays Thanks so very much. Patricia 517-262-3189 Saturday Various
Lily Missions Center After School Mentor Volunteers needed to help students in our after school program. Volunteers would assist with assignment completion and work on areas of need in reading and math. May also be assisting kids in computer education, language education and other various activities. Heather Stilitner 517-783-6553 Mon-Thur, Sept-June 4:30pm-6:00pm
John George Home Craft Helpers Looking for craft volunteers to make some fun projects with our men. They would love to be taught how to make something to display in their room. Volunteers can help with crafts we have planned or bring ideas of their own. Some residents have limitations so please keep crafts simple and easy to do. Schedule is very flexible. Gay Hock 517-783-4131 Year Round Various
John George Home Music Entertainment We are looking for energetic volunteers who can share their love of music with our residents. Any type of instrument is welcome including singing. Schedule is very flexible. Gay Hock 517-783-4131 Year Round Various
Jackson Friendly Home Craft Helpers Looking for craft volunteers to make some fun projects with our ladies. They would love to be taught how to make something to display in their room. Volunteers can help with crafts we have planned or bring ideas of their own. Some residents have limitations so please keep crafts simple and easy to do. Schedule is very flexible. Chris Ashley 517-784-1377 Year Round Various
Jackson Friendly Home Musical Entertainment We are looking for energetic volunteers who can share their love of music with our residents. Any type of instrument is welcome including singing. Schedule is very flexible. Also looking to revive our choir program with leadership from volunteers. Chris Ashley 517-784-1377 Year Round Various
Jackson County Department of Human Services Volunteer Transporter Volunteer will provide transportation to DHS customers with medical appointments or visitation appointments between parents and their children when other alternatives are not available. The volunteer will be expected to coordinate with case worker and families based on information received from case workers. DHS will reimburse the volunteer for mileage expenses and meals based on timing of trip. Background check required. Edwin Payne 517-780-7400 Year Round Varies
Energizing Education Mentor Looking for volunteers to mentor and read to students twice a week for 30 minutes. You will be matched with that student for the whole school year. Schedule is flexible depending on the student. Lois Dunning 517-990-6072 Mon-Fri, Sept-May 8:30am-3:30pm
Kids N Stuff Handy Person Our hands on children's museum is always in need of tweaks and repairs. We are looking for person(s) to help us with this task. If you have basic repair knowledge we need you! Lindsay Wood 5176298023 Year Round
CAA VITA and My Free Taxes Income tax preparation helping or training or doing. We have several approaches to helping folks file their income tax returns. You can coach those who are willing to try to do their own or you can do returns for those who would prefer that. We welcome support staff. VITA offers training to bring you up to speed on the new returns. Larry Socie 734 416 9375 Feb to April We can schedule what you can give