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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

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OrganizationVolunteer ProjectOpportunity Description
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.
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Save Haven for Seniors Region 2 Area Agency on Aging is looking to partner with local families or individuals willing to volunteer their homes as temporary safe havens for seniors in a situation of abuse and neglect. We are also looking for individuals that can serve as peer supports to program participants. The goal of this initiative is to develop a temporary emergency housing program to improve elder abuse prevention efforts in the Jackson area.
Dahlem Conservancy Center preschool and Education projects answering phones, cash register sales in the Gift Shop, land stewardship, light maintenance
City Of Zion Ministries Food Pantry Unload truck and stock food
Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness A Brush with Kindness is a neighborhood revitalization program in Jackson County aimed at helping low income homeowners who are struggling to maintain the exterior of their homes. We do things like paint and power wash the outside of homes, minor exterior home repairs as well as landscaping.
The Salvation Army Day Camp Starting in June until the Middle of August 11-4pm. Supervise the 23 children in the day camp. Serve as a chaperone to our field trips. Help with serving lunch or snack. Be a game coordinator or Bible Study leader.
The Salvation Army Donut Day Help distribute information on donut day (The Salvation Army’s history dating back to WWI) pass out coupons for donuts and collect donations.
Kids 'N' Stuff A night of Magic and Muggles An evening event all about the world of Harry Potter. We are looking for volunteers that enjoy the wizarding world to help with the events activities.
Northwest Schools The Learning Fair The Learning Fair provides a unique, hands-on opportunity to explore technology and the arts--demonstrated by gifted craftsmen and dynamic companies from across Jackson County and Michigan! The event is in need of volunteers to help set up, tear down, and assist in fair type activities. A fun way to give back and/or earn community service hours.

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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