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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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Community Volunteer Opportunities
|Organization||Volunteer Project||Opportunity Description|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||BIGS in Schools||This is a one hour a week mentoring program meeting during the school day. Mentors will be matched with a child to provide a supportive relationship as a role model, adviser and most importantly, a friend. Orientation and background check required.|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||Community BIGS||: This is a one hour a week mentoring program meeting outside the school day. Mentors will be matched with a child to provide a supportive relationship as a role model, advisor and most importantly, a friend. Orientation and background check required.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Red Cross||Blood Drive Volunteers||Looking for volunteers to assist with local blood drives. Volunteers assist with registering blood donors for their donations and help in the canteen area. Volunteers also assist with setting up and tearing down the blood drive. Our schedule changes every month based on site. Orientation and background check required. Schedule is very flexible.|
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.
Women United: We want to see women and children succeed
With our combined talents and donation of time, we raise awareness and funds for programs that promote our mission. Our members are offered more than a dozen volunteer opportunities every year making it simple for them to reach their minimum membership service requirement of 10 hours annually. We are powerful women using persuasive efforts to effect positive change. Click here to learn more about the Women’s Leadership Council.
Make a difference – join us today! For more information, call Stephanie Schiro at (517) 796-5120.
Community Solutions 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.
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.