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Volunteer Services and Opportunities

Monroe County Commission on Aging
Serving Monroe County Seniors since 1973

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Volunteer Services and Opportunities

Make a difference...become a volunteer!
Volunteering promotes personal growth and self-esteem
Volunteering provides physical & mental rewards by reducing stress
Volunteering strengthens your community and benefits all who live in it
Volunteering can help you discover hidden talents you did not know you had
Volunteering brings people together from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal


God Works Family Soup Kitchen is a coalition of people with a common goal of serving food to the homeless and working poor in the Monroe area. God Works is non-denominational and currently includes representatives from dozens of churches and secular groups and continues to welcome new members. Everyone in the God Works group believes that hungry people deserve to eat. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 734-241-8181. 

Family Counseling and Shelter Services of Monroe County

"There are infinite ways to make a difference"

Our nonprofit organization provides services such as counseling, parenting groups, and batterer intervention meetings at our main office, as well as providing support to women and children survivors of domestic violence at our shelter. We are always in need of volunteers to work with us, especially in our shelter.  Our volunteers provide support to women and children survivors of domestic violence. Comprehensive training and orientation will be provided. 

Opportunities now available include:
♥ Victim Advocate Volunteer 
  ♥ Transportation Volunteer 
♥ Child Care Volunteer 

Volunteering can involve empathetic listening and giving emotional support; it can also involve sharing your personal talents with our residents. Something as simple as cooking a meal together or having a "spa day" with the residents can lift spirits and improve self-esteem. Helping children with their homework or teaching them a craft can improve feelings of self-worth for younger survivors. If interested, please contact Family Counseling and Shelter Services of Monroe County at (734) 625-7127.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County volunteering is a fun, and gratifying opportunity for groups, families, and individuals.
  • Volunteers have the chance to build alongside the future. 
  • Habitat homeowners and possibly learn a new skill at the same time.
  • NO construction experience is necessary! 
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 734-243-2048.

Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs provides meaningful volunteer placement, 20 to 30 hours per week, for eligible persons age 55 and over in Lenawee, Monroe and Hillsdale counties, enabling them to render supportive person-to-person services to children under age 21, who have special or exceptional needs.

Senior Companion volunteers are 55 or better. They serve as advocates, supporters, and friends to older adults who are frail and isolated, as well as young adults with developmental disabilities. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 517-264-5280.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan, there are many opportunities for you, your family, school, or organization to volunteer at Goodwill.

Here are just a few: 
  • Host a donation drive at your business, school, church, or organization.
  • Host a guest speaker from Goodwill at your local organization meeting. 
  • Special projects are available for individuals and groups. 
  • Community service workers welcome. 
  • Periodically, Goodwill seeks community representatives to serve on our Board of Directors.
For more information, contact our Marketing Department at 517-263-2135

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP
your talents and skills are needed. MMAP needs people who have computer skill, are Internet-savvy, and who have a sincere desire to help others understand their health benefits. Training is provided in Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 800-803-7174.

National and Community Service Senior Corps
 Foster Grandparents Program ~ When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. And if you’re 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent! 

Senior Companions ~ If you’re 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 313-226-6510.

The Monroe County Opportunity Program Volunteer Caregiver Program
will provide services to the older adult in the home. The level of services will be determined based on a full assessment. The end result is that seniors receive much-needed services and caregivers are better connected to community resources and are provided respite. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 734-242-2775.

Monroe County Retired Senior Volunteer Program
 (RSVP) is creating an array of volunteer opportunities to put the hearts, minds, and talents of over 40,000 age-eligible men and women to work through volunteerism.  

RSVP’s core service areas are health, nutrition, safety, and disaster services to assist the older senior and disabled population to remain in their homes as well as helping our children with math, reading, and socialization through teaching, tutoring, and mentoring.  You will also find RSVP volunteers engaged in a wide range of other community priorities, all important and in service to people.  

Pre-service orientation and training, supplemental insurance, travel reimbursement, and credits for meal vouchers are additional perks that assist the RSVP volunteer.  Let’s imagine a brighter future for Monroe County, together. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 734-241-0408.

United Way of Monroe County Volunteer Action Center
  Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. 
We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to someone, we influence the condition of all. Give the gift of you. Volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 734-242-1331

***Please Note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community.
This list is not all-inclusive of those resources available in our community.  
The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services.
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.
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