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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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OrganizationVolunteer ProjectOpportunity DescriptionContact PersonPhoneDates NeededTimes Needed
Girl Scouts Leaders Looking for amazing women to lead troops for girls, be an inspiration, work at your pace, leave a lasting impact on the world Jason Bilaski (517) 784-8543 you decide you decide
Jackson Housing Commission General Office Support We have two site that have an ongoing need for general office assistance including receptionist work, answering the phone, data entry, putting together packages/file folders. Deborah Davis 517 990 3652 flexible morning or pm shift
Greater Jackson Habitat For Humanity Construction Volunteer Want to build with a team and have fun at the same time? Anyone who enjoys swinging a hammer, hanging drywall, painting, and being a part of a one-day per week team should join us. Habitat for Humanity invites you to participate as a consistent volunteer. We can train you – you needn’t be a skilled tradesman or woman – just willing to help with our mission of building homes and building lives. Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers 18 and over, willing to give one day per week on Monday, Wednesdays or Thursday to serve as a part of a construction crew. Crews work all seasons. All volunteers must pass a background check and sign a volunteer liability waiver. Have questions? Call Kellie Case Lammers, Volunteer Coordinator at 517-784-6620. Jamie Potts 517-784-6620 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays year round 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Greater Jackson Habitat For Humanity ReStore Volunteer The ReStore sells new and gently used housewares, furniture, and building supplies. We need volunteers to serve in the store. Jamie Potts 517-784-6620 Tuesday-Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00 pm and 10:00-4:00 pm
City of Zion Ministries Food Pantry Help pick up food,unload and distribute to families Desiree Miller 517-513-5124 3rd Thursday of every month 9:00 am & 3-6 pm
Heartland Hospice Visit Patients We have several patients in the area that need a friendly visitor to brighten their day. Volunteers decide the days and times they visit. We ask volunteers to visit once a week. Patient visit volunteers can talk to patients, play games, watch movies or simply hold someone's hand. Volunteers are a vital part of our mission to provide compassionate care to people in need. Kristen Cooper (517) 244-0404 Ongoing Flexible
American Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer Registration area is where we welcome our blood donors, registering them on a computer then directing them to the pre-donation reading materials and waiting area. Canteen area is where we sit with the volunteers after they have given blood. Serving refreshments and snacks. Engaging in light conversation and watching the donor to make sure they are feeling well. MUST be over the age of 14 to Volunteer. Janelle Reed 517-318-7427 Varies Varies
SouthernCare Hospice Hospice Volunteers Do you have a need for a little something more in your life…something that can provide a strong sense of connection and fulfillment? Are you looking for a way to share your knowledge, talent and heart that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of others? Our volunteers tell us that volunteering with SouthernCare Hospice is life-changing and one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Ashley Long 5177886838 At your convenience When it is best for you
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Driver We are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their cancer treatment appointments. Volunteers donate their time and the use of their vehicle to transport patients. This opportunity is flexible to your schedule as you get to decide when and how often that you are able to drive. Mindy Klein 616-551-4066 On-going On-going
Heartland Hospice Patient Visits Do you to talk? Love to make people smile? sing? Heartland Hospice is looking for compassionate volunteers to brighten our patient's days. You can visits throughout the week or on the weekend. A small amount of your time can mean the world to someone in need of companionship. Kristen Cooper (517) 244-0404 Ongoing 9am-6pm