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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.

Finding and funding solutions to community problems

Become part of solution!  Help identify our communities’ priorities for change and determine the programs and resources to address those needs.  See the progress we’re making as a community as lives are changed and we move toward making lasting change in Jackson County.

Contact Alison Stoner at (517) 796-5132 to become part of our Community Solutions 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.


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SouthernCare Hospice Music Volunteers Do you play an instrument? Do you love to sing? Looking for musically inclined people to brighten our patient’s day. Music has proven to improve people’s mood and demeanor. Volunteers can give as much time as they are able. Orientation and background check required. Ashley Long (517) 788-6838 Any Any
SouthernCare Hospice Administrative Volunteer Looking for volunteers who would like to gain experience in the healthcare field. Volunteers are responsible for creating packets, organizing binders, answering phones, and filing. We do not require a schedule, you can volunteer on days and times that work for you. Orientation and background check required. Ashley Long (517) 788-6838 Any Any
Community Action Agency Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers needed for CAA's VITA Program. At various locations within Jackson County, Community Action Agency provides trained volunteers who can prepare and electronically submit an individual’s income tax return for free. Leigh Heise 517-784-4800 x271 Various Various
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Save Haven for Seniors Region 2 Area Agency on Aging is looking to partner with local families or individuals willing to volunteer their homes as temporary safe havens for seniors in a situation of abuse and neglect. We are also looking for individuals that can serve as peer supports to program participants. The goal of this initiative is to develop a temporary emergency housing program to improve elder abuse prevention efforts in the Jackson area. Tim Niyonsenga, LMSW 517-592-1912 March to October of 2017 When your time allows
Dahlem Conservancy Center preschool and Education projects answering phones, cash register sales in the Gift Shop, land stewardship, light maintenance Ben Dandrow 517-782-3453 Numerous 9 am - 5 pm
City Of Zion Ministries Food Pantry Unload truck and stock food Evangelist Desiree Miller 517-513-5124 Every 3rd Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reality's Chance Horse Sanctuary Help The Horses of Reality's Chance Sanctuary Reality's Chance is a horse sanctuary located in Jackson County that rescues any horse that comes to us in need as well as shedding light on the treatment of Mustangs in America. Ongoing volunteer opportunities from grooming, feeding, gardening, mending fences, cleaning pastures and community outreach. Sara Duda 810-444-2699 various various
Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activities Department If you are looking for ways to reach out and touch someone's life, a great place to start is by volunteering at Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There are many wonderful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers will: perform 1:1 visits Help with scheduled group activities Take a resident outdoors (weather providing) Pet visits (need updated shot record) Provide entertainment (sing, play an instrument) Perform manicures Read to the residents Listen to life stories Reminisce about the "Good ole' Days" Help with gardening projects Assist with scrapbooking Help with crafts Play games and cards Jae McGee 517-750-1900 Beginning February 04 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cascades Humane Society Help on a daily basis Everything from events,to dog walking, to cleaning and laundry. Lindy Inosencio 517-9901981 always 9-6:00, except for Sun/Mon 9-4
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 ongoing Saturdays to meet your schedule on going Saturdays to meet your schedule