Youth Opportunities

Bay Cliff Health Camp - Capital Campaign Office: Bay Cliff was established in 1934 to promote the health, welfare, happiness and development of the children in the U.P. Their primary mission has been to improve the lives of children with physical disabilities through their summer therapy camp. They also service others who share the same mission. Volunteers are needed for a variety of office duties including filing, sorting and mailings, copying and data entry. Interested volunteers can help between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Rene Deroche at 906.228.5770 or by e-mail at

Boy Scouts of America - Hiawathaland Council: The Boy Scouts provide comprehensive youth development for boys in grades 1-12 with many activities in an outdoor setting. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime. Volunteer opportunities include leadership at the unit, district, or council level. There is also a possibility for summer employment. For information, visit the Boy Scouts of America website at or contact Mike Alberts--Office: 906.249.1461 ext. 207 Cell: 906.748.0764 or by e-mail at

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes: We offer year-round opportunities to make a difference in the lives of girls and young women through Girl Scouting. You will develop leadership and organizational skills while you enrich the lives of girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Girl Scouting depends on local volunteers and offers positions in troop leadership, camp staff, office assistant, and work crews for council camp maintenance. Most troop activities begin during the Fall Semester, but troop assistants are required year-round. We can find a connection that fits your schedule. Volunteers are needed to provide programming through weekly or bi-weekly meetings. There are also short-term 6-8 week programs available. Training may be required for your position. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Contact Jill Rady at 888.747.6945 ext. 6014 or You can visit their service center in Downtown Marquette and view their website at

Lutheran Social Services Voices For Youth Program: Voices for Youth is a non-profit organization that serves homeless youth adults, ages 18-22. Volunteers are needed for GED tutoring, small groups, administration, and office staff support. Contact Michael D. Martin at 906.225.5437 or for more information.

Messiah Lutheran Church Youth and Family Services: Messiah Lutheran Church works with you and families from the greater Marquette area, hosting homework mentoring nights twice a week, Sunday School activities, service projects in the community, weekly community meals, traveling with youth on trips, helping fudraise for youth activities, and just having caring conversations with kids. NMU students could fulfill a wide variety of roles including, but not limited to: youth mentor, homework night volunteer, movie night volunteer, Sunday School Shepherd, office volunteer, confirmation assistant, and more! To get involved, contact Michael Davis at 906-370-8244 or

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum: The UP Children's Museum is an interactive, hands-on play space where adults and children can learn together through fun exhibits and programs. Volunteers can play with guests, run programs, and design new ideas and events for families. Contact Jim Edwards at 906.226.3911 or for more information.

YMCA of Marquette County: The YMCA is a non-profit devoted to its mission and the community. They are here for  youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for special events and on-going assignments. Activities include middle school dances, Y-Run, Healthy Kids Day, sport coaches, cleaning, youth mentoring, assisting with any of their programs and much more. If you have questions or need more information please contact the front desk at 906.227.9622 or Ashley Renbock at

See also: Miscellaneous

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