Youth Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Marquette & Alger Counties

BBBS is offering a mentoring program called Girl Power and Dude Power at Bothwell, Graveraet, and Lake Superior Village (LSV) for the 2019-20 school year and we are in need of volunteers. Our mentoring program takes place in a group setting and matches an elementary student (Little) with a college student (Big) one-on-one. Our program focuses on empowering youth to become leaders, build individual strengths, set goals for their future, and teach them important social skills to help them succeed  in life. The program meets once a week for an hour. 

  • The Dude Power program at Bothwell will take place Monday from 3-4 p.m. and the Girl Power Program will take place Tuesday from 3-4 p.m.
  • The Dude Power and Girl Power program at Graveraet will take place Wednesday from 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
  • The Dude Power Program at LSV will take place on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and the Girl Power Program will take place Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. 

If interested, please fill out an application online at and indicate the site based option.

Child and Family Services of the U.P. - Before & After School Program

We are looking for volunteers to support program activities for school-aged children, ages 5-12, both before and after school. Volunteers would have an opportunity to plan daily activities both indoor and out. For more information, contact Margaret Rogers at 906-228-4050 or by e-mail at

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

We offer year-round opportunities to make a difference in 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. We depend on local volunteers and offer positions in troop leadership, camp staff, and interest group leadership. Most troop activities begin during the fall semester, but troop assistants are requested year round. Let us help you find a connection that fits your schedule. Training may be required for your position. Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Contact Lori Doney at 906-361-3320 or at You can visit our office at 712 Chippewa Square, Suite 202, in Marquette or visit our website at

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

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 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.

Special Olympics

Volunteer opportunities can range from attending an event to show support to 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 Olympics website at

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 for more information.

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 More opportunities can be found at

See also: Miscellaneous

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