Family Services Opportunities

Janzen House Inc.

The Janzen House is a homeless shelter/low-income living house, which can house up to 32 residents. Volunteers are needed to help paint, with meals, or clean and possibly with some office work.  For more information, please contact Brent Clark at 906-226-2271 or by e-mail at janzenhouseoffice@gmail.com.

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity’s Vision:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Our Mission Statement:  Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Being part of a work crew who works directly on construction/repair projects.
  • Participating on a committee that focuses on family selection and development, church relations, build site selection, public relations, and social media.
  • Helping in the office, organized donated lunches for work crews, stuffing envelopes, data entry, program development, fundraising, special projects, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Working in the ReStore, picking up, sorting, cleaning, merchandising donated items.

Please contact Karen Benstrom at 906-228-3578 or karen@mqthabitat.org at our administrative office.  Hours and dates are flexible.

Mothers of Pre-Schools (MOPS)

Marquette Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is in need of volunteers to help with childcare during our meetings which are held the second Thursday of the month from September-May (with the exception of February 7, not February 14), from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. Children range in age from newborn through kindergarten. Any interested candidates over the age of 18 would be subject to a background check prior to their first volunteer date. If you're interested, please e-mail Messiah.NancyH@gmail.com and request a MOPS disclosure form or let us know you are a returning volunteer. If new, you'll receive a Google "Disclosure/Release/Authorization" form to complete electronically. Once your information is received, a background check will be completed and you'll be contacted. For more information, you may also message our Marquette Area MOPS Facebook page.

MSU Extension

The MSU Extension health and nutrition educator is looking for volunteers to help with updating nutrition and fitness education activities and materials, assist with cooking demonstrations and in classes for 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.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center in Marquette is looking for volunteers in three areas:  Harbor House Shelter Coverage, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Domestic Violence Advocacy Team (DVAT), and Court Support.  All volunteers should possess active listening skills, empathy skills, and be willing to advocate for victim rights. For more information, please contact Michelle Fortunato at 906-225-1346 ext. 204 or by e-mail at mfortunato@miuplink.com.  

 

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