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Interested in volunteering but not sure where to start? 

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
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
American Red Cross Office Support 15-20 hours weekly to help maintain public accessibility to the Red Cross in Jackson. Basic computer knowledge will be helpful. Beth Philo 517-531-5120 Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 10am - 3pm
Ella Sharp Museum Festivals (Seasonally) Sugaring and Shearing Festival (March) Art Beer and Wine Festival (June) Hot Air Jubilee (July) Fall Harvest (October) Winter Festival (January) Jena Smoyer 517-787-2320 March, June, July, October and January TBD
SouthernCare Hospice Patient Visitation Looking for volunteers who would be interested in providing our patients with with supportive, compassionate, friendly visits. Volunteers make their own schedule with a minimum of 15-30 minutes twice a month. Volunteers can assist with a variety of things including bingo, ice cream socials, game nights, reading, music entertainment, etc. Orientation and background check required.TB test and CPR certification are provided. Ashley Long (517) 788-6838 Any Any
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
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