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United Way of Jackson County Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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.




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OrganizationVolunteer ProjectOpportunity DescriptionContact PersonPhoneDates NeededTimes Needed
Youth Haven Kitchen Service Youth Haven serves hundreds and hundreds of hurting and needy kids in Jackson and surrounding communities.We are looking for volunteers (18+) to serve in our kitchen. We need people who are interested in light meal prep and serving food to the kids, under the supervision of our Food Service Manager. This is a great opportunity to provide a physical need to kids who need it most! Please complete the Volunteer Application which is located on our website. Stephanie Carroll 517-569-3328 Weekends Any time
Youth Haven Grounds Clean-Up Youth Haven serves hundreds and hundreds of hurting and needy kids in Jackson and surrounding communities. We are seeking help from volunteers for landscaping, leaf removal, brush removal, and general grounds clean up. We need extra hands to take care of our 400 acres! Please complete our Volunteer Application which is located on our website. Stephanie Carroll 517-569-3328 Any time Any Time
Light Up The City Neighborhood Walks Consumers Energy has teamed up with all kinds of authorities and associations across Jackson to bring Light Up the City (LUTC) to our home. This summer we will step into the community with light bulbs in order to brighten up our porches and bring safety and care to Jackson residents. We are looking for walkers of all ages to help us cover different neighborhoods every other week! Stephanie Schiro 5177965120 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 5:30-7:30
Arbor Hospice Visiting Hospice Patients Provide companionship to patients living in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living communities in your area. Alana Knoppow 248-303-6818 Ongoing Open
Jackson County Medical Care Helping Our Elders Bingo Helpers, Community Outings, 1:1 Visits, Religious Services, Entertainment Jamie Meads 517-782-8500 Ext. 177 Anytime Anytime
Jackson County Medical Care Facility Needing Volunteers Bingo, Community Outings, Religious Services, Musicians Jamie Meads 517-782-8500 Ext. 177 Year Round 10:00-5:500
Southern Care Hospice Volunteer We are looking for loving, compassionate people to spend time with our patients, and make a difference through companionship and support. Chelsea Meschke 517-788-6838 All Dates Flexible
Community Action Agency VITA and My Free Taxes Income tax preparation. 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 Flexible
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