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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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activities Department If you are looking for ways to reach out and touch someone's life, a great place to start is by volunteering at Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There are many wonderful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers will: perform 1:1 visits Help with scheduled group activities Take a resident outdoors (weather providing) Pet visits (need updated shot record) Provide entertainment (sing, play an instrument) Perform manicures Read to the residents Listen to life stories Reminisce about the "Good ole' Days" Help with gardening projects Assist with scrapbooking Help with crafts Play games and cards
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.
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.
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
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.
City of Zion Ministries Food Pantry Help pick up food,unload and distribute to families

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.

WLC: 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 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.

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.


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