Volunteer Opportunities

 

American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Volunteer Opportunity:

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is looking for volunteers in the Marquette area to participate in their Road to Recovery program.  This program links volunteer drivers with patients who are in need of transportation to and from treatments and appointments. Volunteers would be trained through an online teaching series, need to have valid automobile insurance and a current driver's license. Volunteers must also have a good driving record and any availability during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  The ACS understands that people have their own activities to attend to and appreciate any time volunteers have to offer even if it's only a couple hours a week. If interested, you can call 1-800-227-2345 to start coordinating your volunteering, and if you have any more questions, contact Andrea Cassell at andrea.cassell@cancer.org!

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 Marquette:

The Care Clinic is looking for volunteers to assist with various opportunities including receptionist positions, mentoring, cleaning, and special projects.  For more information, please contact Alyssa Schnurer at 906-228-2273 or by e-mail at aschnurer@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 to visit 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:

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, and occasional health fairs.  For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.

Planned Parenthood of Michigan:

Planned Parenthood of Michigan/Marquette Health Center is looking for volunteers to help with information tables, peer education, promotion and/or mailings, flyers and information packets.  Planned Parenthood offers low cost, confidential, quality health care for women and men, including birth control, STI testing, rapid HIV screening, pap and breast exams, pregnancy testing and pregnancy option counseling.  All services are provided by licensed medical professionals.  Planned Parenthood is located at 1219 North Third Street in Marquette.  For more information, please call 906-225-5070 extension 2910 or visit our website at www.ppmi.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 869-0424 or by e-mail at qfrazier0822@gmail.com

 

See also: Miscellaneous

 

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