Miscellaneous Opportunities


American Red Cross:

The Superior UP Chapter of the American Red Cross assists with Disaster Services by meeting with people affected by disasters day or night to provide shelter, food, clothing and mental health services, collects over 1,000 pints of blood annually through their blood collection program, provides emergency communications to people in the armed services deployed overseas and provides education and training on safety topics such as life guarding, CPR/First Aid, and babysitters training. Students volunteering with the Red Cross can help with clerical work, be part of the Disaster Action Team, and work first-hand with disaster services clients, teach CPR and more. For more information, please contact Sarah Hemminger at 906-228-3659 or by e-mail at sarah.hemminger2@redcross.org.

Great Lakes Recovery:

The Great Lakes Recovery Foundation is responsible for all fundraising, outreach and marketing of Great Lakes Recovery Centers. Volunteers could help with poster design, poster delivery, mailings, help with outreach activities, printing, or more. For more information, please contact Amy Poirier at 906- 228-9699 ext. 1010 or by e-mail at apoirier@greatlakesrecovery.org.

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan:

The Lutheran Social Services is looking for volunteers to assist with several different tasks, such as: coordinating Homeless Awareness Month events, booths, brochures and packets; assisting with the food pantry; and visiting with others by assisting in games, computer/phone trouble and leading craft activities.

MSU Extension:

MSU Extension health and nutrition educator can use volunteer efforts to help with updating nutrition and fitness education activities and materials, assist with cooking demonstrations and activities in classes of youth and/or adults, occasional health fairs. For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.

Room at the Inn:

Room at the Inn’s warming center is staffed by volunteers and operates daily from 8 a.m. - Noon throughout the year. Meals are served and kitchen clean up duties are performed each day. Our evening shelter opens in September and operates nightly through May. Volunteers work a 4-hour shift with a variety of duties. For more information, please contact Douglas Russell at 227-9171 or by e-mail at douglas@roomatheinn.org.

S.H.I.N.E. (School Helpers Investing in Negaunee Education):

S.H.I.N.E. is a district-wide volunteer program, which helps the need of our schools, staff, and administration through volunteer efforts. Popcorn helpers are needed every Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Publishing Center Editors and Typists are needed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., along with help needed weekly binding books, laminating, and copying.  To see a complete list of one-time and on-going needs, please contact Diane Faust at diane.faust@negauneeschools.org

Special Olympics of Michigan:

Volunteer opportunities can range from attending an event to show support to the athletes, to being a part of an event in helping in multiple areas as well as becoming a coach and having opportunities to travel to other areas and State Games. For more information, please visit the Michigan Special Olympic website at www.somi.org/area36. 


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