Miscellaneous 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, and 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.

Cancer Care of Marquette County

Cancer Care of Marquette County is looking for volunteers to help with internet sales of donated paintings and/or public relations of the organization. In this opportunity, volunteers would promote fundraising activities by utilizing free media sites and placing posters in local businesses. Opportunities for public appearances are possible if the volunteer is interested. For more information, please contact Dave Poirier at 906-273-0045 or poirph@msn.com or visit the Cancer Care of Marquette County Facebook page.

Goodwill Industries fo Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Goodwill is looking for volunteers to process donations, assist with office administration, help on the sales floor, aid in maintenance of the grounds, and other various jobs. Please contact Deb LaMere at 906-273-1830 or dlamere@gwnwup.org. for more information.

Great Lakes Recovery Center

The Great Lakes Recovery Foundation is responsible for all fundraising, outreach and marketing of Great Lakes Recovery Centers. Volunteers are needed for various events throughout the year as well as with our annual report, mailings, office help, and/or monthly photography program at the Adolescent Services Center. For more information, please contact Amy Poirier at 906-523-9688 or apoirier@greatlakesrecovery.org.

Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice

Volunteers are needed to be friendly visitors for hospice patients and support various office tasks such as fundraising, mailings, patient legacy, and more. Please contact Susie Duquette at 906-225-7760 or sduquette@lakesuperiorhospice.org for more information.

Lutheran Social Services/Voices for Youth

Lutheran Social Services is looking for volunteers to assist with several different tasks, such as: coordinating Homeless Awareness Month events, booths, brochures and packets; assisting with the food pantry; and visiting with others by assisting in games, computer/phone trouble and leading craft activities. Please call 906-225-5437 to volunteer.

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) is looking for one-day or on-going volunteers to work on home builds or repairs, admin or office work (data entry, cold calls, mailings, projects or events) or at the ReStore to help build strength and stability in our communities. Students have the opportunity to build their resumes and help their communities to become more financially independent. Please contact Cindy at 906-228-3578 or cindy@mqthabitat.org to get set up with a volunteer opportunity that fits you – no experience necessary just your willing presence!

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

MooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or moosewoodnc@gmail.com.

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.

Room at the Inn

Room at the Inn operates an emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The shelter is open from October-April, and the warming center is open year-round. The warming center is open every day from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. (weekdays) and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (weekends) during the shelter season, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (weekdays) and 8 a.m.-Noon (weekends) when the shelter is closed. The shelter operates from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. every night of the shelter season. Volunteers can work a 4-hour shift with a variety of duties. Our Warming Center shifts will be as follows:

Breakfast:  6-9 a.m.
Morning Prep:  9 a.m.-Noon
Dinner:  5-8 p.m.


Breakfast:  7-10 a.m.
Morning Prep: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner:  5-8 p.m.

Shelter Shifts:

Intake:  9 p.m.-Midnight
Overnight 1st shift:  Midnight-3 a.m.
Overnight 2nd shift:  3-6 a.m.

If interested, please call 906-227-9171, email Roomattheinned@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.roomattheinn.org.

S.H.I.N.E. (School Helpers Investing in Negaunee Education)

S.H.I.N.E. is a district-wide volunteer program, which helps the need of our schools, staff, and administration through volunteer efforts. Popcorn helpers are needed every Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Publishing center editors and typists are needed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., along with help needed weekly binding books, laminating, and copying. To see a complete list of one-time and on-going needs, please contact Diane Faust at diane.faust@negauneeschools.org

Special Olympics

Volunteer opportunities can range from attending an event to show support to the athletes to being a part of an event in helping in multiple areas as well as becoming a coach and having opportunities to travel to other areas and State Games. For more information, please visit the Michigan Special Olympic website at www.somi.org/area36. 

St. Vincent DePaul in Marquette

St. Vincent DePaul in Marquette has volunteer opportunities open year-round in the store. Volunteer activities could include cleaning, organizing, pricing items, preparing for the Christmas Toy Program, hanging clothes, etc. For more information, please contact Jennifer Retchko or Rachelle Feltner at 906-226-3721 or stvincent2119@yahoo.com. Additional contact information can also be found on the St. Vincent DePaul - Marquette Facebook page.

Teaching Family Homes

Teaching Family Homes is currently looking for volunteers to help with their community event Hallopalooza. Volunteers are needed for help with face painting, our "spooky trick-or-treat trail," parking, and other tasks. Volunteers are also needed in their homes to do various activities with the children and help out during recreational times. Contact Deidre Robbert at 906-249-5437 ext. 121 or drobbert@tfhomes.org for more information.

Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association

Volunteers are needed to assist with two sled dog events: the UP 200 Dryland Dash and the UP 200 Midnight Run/Jack Pine 30 (held in February). There are numerous volunteer positions available both indoors and outdoors. Possible opportunities include start/finish setup and takedown; team leaders for road crossings; crowd control; vet check; times and recorders; merchandise and silent auction; communications and public relations; web content and updates about trail development and safety. Please contact Darlene Walch at 906-362-3989 or dwalch@nmu.edu for more information. Additional information can be found at www.up200.org.

YMCA of Marquette County

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to assist with various events throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include monthly middle school dance chaperones, administration work with the CEO, sport coaches (gymnastics, lacrosse, etc.), front desk greeters, full credit internships, work study and pool deck managers. We are also looking for volunteers for the Halloween at the Y and Healthy Kids Day events. For more information, please contact Jenna Zdunek at 906-227-9622 or jzdunek@ymcamqt.org. More opportunities can be found at www.ymcamqt.org.


Back to Volunteer Opportunities