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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
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.
COMMUNITY SOLUTION TEAMS:
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.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
|Organization||Volunteer Project||Opportunity Description||Contact Person||Phone||Dates Needed||Times Needed|
|John George Home||Craft Helpers||Looking for craft volunteers to make some fun projects with our men. 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.||Gay Hock||517-783-4131|
|John George Home||Music 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.||Gay Hock||517-783-4131|
|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.||Kristen Cooper||517-788-6838|
|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 and filing. We do not require a schedule, you can volunteer on days and times that work for you. Orientation and background check required.||Kristen Cooper||517-788-6838|
|SouthernCare Hospice||Patient Visits||Looking for volunteers who would be interested in providing our patients with friendly visits. Volunteers make their own schedule with a minimum of 15 minutes twice a month. Volunteers can assist with a variety of things including bingo, ice cream socials, game nights, music entertainment, etc. Orientation and background check required.||Kristen Cooper||517-788-6838|