Family Services

Central UP Food Bank: This community food pantry is looking for help stocking shelves, helping senior citizens carry baskets, and working with client intake. The pantry runs the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Dave Mason or Blake Becker at 906.485.4988 or upfbdir@aol.com.

Janzen House: This is a homeless shelter/ low-income living house, which can house up to 32 residents. Volunteers are needed to help paint, assist with meals, help with clean-up projects, and possibly some office work. For more information, please contact Dan Lancour at 226.2271 or by e-mail at dlancour@charter.net.

Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center: LSV YFC provides a supportive and safe environment for  youth after school and during summer programs. The center offers a healthy snack, nutrition lessons, homework assistance and tutoring, and other positive youth asset-building programs. Volunteer duties include homework tutoring, club leader, and maintenance. Clubs may include your interests. Some examples of clubs include: photography, cooking, sports, music, crafts, poetry, etc. To volunteer, contact Ben Platt at 906-228-3771 or bplatt@ymcamqt.org.

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical housing ministry building safe, decent, affordable homes with low-income families.  Volunteers may work at the construction site building homes, or at the ReStore with sales, cleaning, stocking shelves and merchandise preparation. Volunteers will need to fill out applications and waivers. Contact Jane Iery at 906.228.3578 or jane@mqthabitat.org for more information.

MSU Extension: Volunteers are needed to help with adult health and nutrition or youth programming, activities and fairs. Contact Lynn Krahn at 906.475.5731 or at krahn@msu.edu for more information.

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan: The mission of the Family Planning Clinic is to provide confidential, affordable, quality health care for women and men of all ages. Planned Parenthood offers low-cost pap and breast exams, STD testing for men and women, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, sterilization consultation for men, as well as information and referrals. Volunteers are needed during office hours to help with mailings and other office duties. To get involved or for more information, contact Karlee Ericksen at 906.225.5070 ericksenk@ppwnm.org.

Propylon Nonprofit Housing Corporation: Propylon provides affordable housing to low income individuals with physical disabilities or the elderly.  Volunteers needed for the following: provide visits, life skills mentoring, activities, one time deep cleaning of apartments, landscaping projects, and tutoring. Please Contact Kelly Wasik at kwasik@lsswis.org or 228.4446 for more information.

Salvation Army of Marquette: The Salvation Army provides food, shelter, clothing, utility and other services to those in need. Volunteers are needed to help in the food pantry, sort Thrift Store donations, for seasonal Christmas help, emergency disaster services, to work with children and elderly, and more. For more information, contact Ramona Arthur at 906.226.2241 or ramona_arthur@usc.salvationarmy.org

Self-Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE): SHARE is a non-profit, food-buying club helping people save 30-50% off retail grocery prices. They feature minimally processed frozen meats and fresh produce, including organic produce. Volunteers are needed to unload delivery trucks, and help assemble food packages for customers, on the 3rd or 4th Saturday or each month. Please contact Lori Everett at 906.360.9097, or Maureen LaWent at 906.486.4891 for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul: This non-profit charity helps neighbors in need and would like volunteers to help with pricing, hanging, straightening clothing, and general store activities. The times are Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and arrangements can be made for Thursday evenings. If interested please contact Sandy Petersen at 906.226.3721 or stvincent2119@yahoo.com.

Women's Center/ Harbor House: The Women’s Center and Harbor House provide supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 3:00pm. At the Harbor House, volunteers may answer crisis lines, provide shelter coverage, child care, direct advocacy and support, maintenance, arts and crafts for children, pantry management and/or train to become part of the Sexual Assault Response Team. If you are interested in volunteering at Harbor House, please contact Karen or Tracy at 906.226.6611. At the Women’s Center, volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising, advertising and office/clerical work (filing, fundraising database maintenance, writing thank-you notes to donors, etc.) If you are interested in volunteering at the Women’s Center please contact Hannah at 906.225.1346 ext. 12. At the Women’s Center’s resale shop, Pak Ratz, volunteers are needed to operate the cash register, go through donations, price items and stock the store with new items. If you are interested in volunteering at Pak Ratz please contact Lindsay at 906.225.1103.

 

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