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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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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
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are the lifeblood of MADD—full of passion and compassion for our mission. Join our army of ordinary citizens who’ve become extraordinary activists in saving lives and preventing injuries. Whether you’re interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week, there’s a place for you at MADD. And we have a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise. Some options include: • Advocate for Change: Work to strengthen existing laws and pass new ones. Get started by emailing your legislators. • Advise a Board: Consider a community leadership role by serving on a local advisory board. • Take Steps to Raise Funds: Sign up for Walk like MADD in your community or as a virtual walker online to help raise mission funds to end drunk driving. • Speak Out: Join the Speakers Bureau program and speak at schools, civic groups, clubs and other organizations. • Spread the Word: Distribute MADD mission statement flyers in your community to encourage people not to drink and drive. • Monitor the Courts: Ensure that justice is being served by monitoring DUI cases. • Help Victims Be Heard: Coordinate a Victim Impact Panel where victims share their story to drunk and drugged driving offenders. • Flex Some Power: Inspire youth, train parents or mobilize community activities to prevent underage drinking and reduces alcohol access to youth. • Roll up Your Sleeves: Help set up events, run an information booth or attend community fairs. • Give a Hand: Answer phones, make copies or perform other office support duties. • Volunteer Opportunities are throughout Michigan For more information contact Meg Callow, Volunteer Coordinator meg.callow@madd.org 248-528-1745 x2653 Meg Callow 248-528-1745 anytime anytime
Love INC of Jackson County Street Angels assist disabled and/or elderly residents with yardwork, housework, or other activities. Shaunta Patton 517-782-9766 Ext 4 anytime anytime
Love INC of Jackson County Call Center answer phone calls for help and refer to network churches for assistance. Shaunta Patton 517-782-9766 Ext 4 Monday's & Thursday's 9:30am to 2:30pm
Jackson County Medical Care Facility Needing Volunteers Bingo, Music, Community Outings. Jamie Meads 517-782-8500 Ext. 177 3/3/2018-12/12/18
CPCAN of Jackson various CPCAN is always in need of volunteers to help in our mission to end child abuse and neglect. You can help in these areas: Marketing Community outreach Childcare Fundraising Office/off-site assistance Building and lawn maintenance Your special skill Patrick Grubba 5177884239 ext 11 open varied hours