Senior Citizens Opportunities

Alger Marquette Community Action Board (AMCAB): AMCAB is a local community action agency that provides an array of services, including community nutrition services. These services include commodity foods, meals on wheels and congregate senior dining. Volunteers are needed to host congregate meal sites from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at various sites in Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, and beyond. Please contact Karen Duquette at 906.228.6522 ext. 211 or by e-mail at for more information.

D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans: This is a long-term health care facility for veterans. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, bingo and other activities, and to visit veterans. They are happy to have volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact Ken Arseneau at 906.226.3576 ext. 396 or e-mail him at

Eastwood Nursing Center: Volunteers are needed to help with games, provide instrumental or vocal talents, help with parties, help in making and putting up decorations, accompany field trips, help prepare for holidays, read to residents, teach painting, assist residents with arts and crafts, provide a friendly visit, write letters for residents and more.  Please call Rose or Amy at the center at 906.475.7500 for more information.

Forsyth Senior Center: The Forsyth Senior Center is a place for seniors to congregate for senior meals, health education, socialization, and for senior services offered. Their mission is to secure and insure the independence and dignity of the older adult population. Volunteers are needed for friendly visits to homebound seniors, intergenerational activities and planning of events, office assistance, and future nurses may want to volunteer to take blood pressures for seniors. Help is needed from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for Saturday activities. Please contact Julie Shaw at 906.346.9862 or e-mail for more information.

Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging: Volunteers are needed to assist with center socials in the way of set-up, serving, and clean-up. Persons are also needed for individual patients in-home visits, yard work, snow shoveling, friendly visitors, etc. Contact Elyse Bertucci at 906.485.5527 for more information.

Marquette Adult Day Services: MADS specializes in programming for adults with Alzheimer's and related dementias who seek increased activity and socialization. Volunteers are needed to assist with arts and crafts, share musical or artistic ability, read to the group, and contribute any other specialized skills or activities appropriate for seniors. Times needed are Mondays and Thursdays, form 10am to 4pm, and Tuesdays, from 10am to 2:30pm. Contact Michelle Borrett at 906.226.2142 or by e-mail at

Marquette County Medical Care Facility: Marquette County Medical Care Facility is a long-term care/ skilled nursing facility with 140 residents. Located in Ishpeming, a variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including: reading and visiting, teaching your special skill to others (music, gardening, arts, crocheting, etc.), writing letters for residents, playing games, offering manicures, wheelchair rides, assisting with outings/ parties/ special events, assisting residents to and from activities, taking residents outdoors, offering religious services, and more. Contact Tina Koski at 906.204.1021 or e-mail her at for more information.

Mather Nursing Center: This is a skilled nursing facility that provides 24-hour nursing care along with on-site rehabilitation, social services, activities, and dietary services. Volunteers are needed for one-on-one visiting with residents, providing music, playing games, reading to residents, assisting with parties, special events, assisting with outings, and providing manicures. Contact Pierre Ogea at 906.485.1073 for more information.

Norlite Nursing Home: Norlite Nursing Center is a licensed skilled nursing home. We believe our first responsibility is to our residents. We are dedicated to provide the highest professional care in a home-like and loving environment. We believe we are responsible to the communities we serve. We accept our role in enhancing the quality of life by supporting civic pride, economic development, better health and education, and protection of the environment. Duties for volunteers include help with bingo, art projects, games, movie nights, socializing, community outings, men's group, parties, entertainment, or your own idea! Volunteers are needed seven days a week, and numerous times are available. Residents enjoy being entertained; Norlite is always looking for individuals or groups that enjoy doing music performances, fine art performances, and/or educational lecture that involve participation from residents. Please contact Vanessa Miazga at 906.228.9252 or for more information.

Negaunee Senior Center: The center provides in-home services to seniors as well as a variety of recreational activities at the center. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to work with social work, office work, kitchen help, etc. Computer skills are a plus! Please contact April Stagliano at 906.475.6266 or

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: RSVP provides opportunities for those 55 and better to serve at more than 70 volunteer locations throughout the county. The interests and skills of volunteers are matched with needs in the non-profit community, health care facilities, and schools. Students age 55 and better volunteer for opportunities of their choice, as their schedules permit. Contact Amy Mattson at 906.485.1782 or


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