Health Care 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, or 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.

Care Clinic

The Care Clinic is looking for volunteers to assist with various opportunities including receptionist positions, mentoring, cleaning, and special projects. Childcare volunteers are also needed for classes offsite. For more information, please contact Wendy Pelto at 906-228-2273 or by e-mail at wpelto@careclinicmqt.org.

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 as well as visit with veterans. They are happy to have volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact Ken Arseneau at 906-226-3576 ext. 2520396 or by e-mail at arseneauk@michigan.gov.

MSU Extension

The 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 for classes of youth and/or adults, and occasional health fairs. For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.

Propylon Nonprofit Housing Corporation

Propylon has three types of volunteer activities available. Activity leaders are those that lead activities for residents such as exercise, art, gardening, and more. Caregivers help residents with personal and apartment care or errands. Companions spend quality time with residents such as going out for coffee. Please contact Odessa Adams for more information at 906-869-0928, 906-228-4446, or odessa.adams@lsswis.org.

Willow Farm Therapeutic Riding

We need volunteers to side walk next to horses carrying children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Volunteer training is required and will be held at Willow Farm. For more information, please contact Julie at 906-869-0424 or by e-mail at qfrazier0822@gmail.com

 

See also: Miscellaneous

 

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