HandsOn Genesee, a program of Resource Genesee, is the Volunteer Center for Genesee County. We've listed a number of current volunteer opportunities below.
You can also search www.HandsOnGenesee.org for additional opportunities.
HandsOnGenesee.org allows volunteers to create a volunteer profile, sign up for volunteer opportunities online and create teams to sign up for volunteer events together. Nonprofits can use this to recruit new volunteers. Begin today by creating your Partner Organization profile at www.HandsOnGenesee.org
Want your volunteer opportunities listed here? Contact Julia Zaher, (810)232-6285, with the information.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
BIKE COLLECTION & REPAIR PROJECT
Baker College of Flint and Assenmacher's Cycling Centers along with Carman-Ainsworth Schools are sponsoring the Community Bike Project. Need volunteers to collect, repair donated bikes which will be provided to Carman-Ainsworth students who could not afford a bike. Bikes will be collected through the fall and given away at an October bike fair. Volunteers needed who can do one or more of the following: 1) knowledgeable in repairing bikes and willing to teach others; 2) willing to learn how to perform basic repairs; 3) pick up donated bikes when they can't be delivered (need truck or van); 4) wash & polish bike frames and clean/degrease bike parts; 5) sort parts into bins and organize work space; keep rags washed and sorted manage rag bins; advertisement posting: delivering flyers and posters to local businesses, hanging flyers through the community; work bench builder: someone skilled in carpentry who can build a work station or several stations to repair the bikes in the shop. Contact Maureen Miller, (810)766-8752.
MENTOR A CHILD AT WHALEY CHILDREN'S CENTER
Children need at least three positive adult influences in their lives to model their future behaviors after. Whaley serves children who have been abused. Whaley currently has about half the number of mentors needed to have a full program. Find out more about mentoring a child. Contact: contact Brooke ,(810) 600-0106.
FLINT AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING PROGRAM:
Looking for a dynamic college student or adult that would like to encourage and coach an elementary LEGO Robotics Team!! If you like working with children, have a great positive attitude, like to do STEM activities, can pass a background check and are available two days per week between the hours of 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Contact: Bethany Collins, 810-760-1805.
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan is in need of an intake assistant (particularly on Thursday afternoons) who would process client's signatures on intake paperwork and make copies of client documents for files. They could also do some filing, data entry and some other simple written correspondence depending on ability and desire. Optimal hours would be from 1 - 4 pm each Thursday, primarily, with additional hours available at volunteer's choice. Contact: Jill Nylander, (810)234-2621.
CLIO CENTER FOR THE ARTS:
Is looking for a volunteer to work 4-6 hours a week in the office. Requirements are: good phone skills, computer skills, knowledge of social media helpful, must be a self-starter and a people person. Contact: Jan, (810)836-8962.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S BALLET INTERNSHIPS:
YPBT provides dance training for children and adults in the Flint area. They are looking for development, marketing, and technical support interns. Must be enrolled in college or be a high school student enrolled in college prep classes. Good written and verbal skills and know how to use Microsoft Office applications. Contact: Jennifer Wiley, (810)230-1355.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND:
Needs volunteers to conduce outreach to other nonprofit organizations via phone and email to make them aware of the NFB newsline service. Need to have unlimited long distance and a computer. Make initial calls from a script. This is not telemarketing. Volunteer from home and help others. Contact: Georgia Kitchen for more information.
A ONE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER:
Provide companionship by talking, listening, reading, sharing a hobby or playig a game with a hospice client. You can also provide some relief to caregivers of those in hospice by just being with their loved one. Professional training provided. Contact: Frank Coleman
, (855) 873-2663.
PLAY GAMES, READ, VISIT AND DO ACTIVITIES
If you enjoy volunteering with senior citizens, Hyde Park Assisted Living/Hyde Park Memory Care/ Living Joy Memory Care in Flushing are looking for people who are willing to visit with residents, play board games, read, help with special events, do crafts, etc. You can also help with special events or do clerical work. Spend a couple of hours a week making someone else smile! Contat: Lu Srygley, (810)659-8507
CARE FOR TODDLERS:
While their parents are in GED classes and workshops. Shelter of Flint needs help Mon-Thurs, 6-8pm. Also tutors needed for elementary children after school. Background check required. Contact: Petra Kersey, (810)239-5433.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR FAMILIES & YOUTH:
Help with basketball tournaments, greeting and signing people in to the health facilities Mon.-Fri., run concessions on Saturdays at basketball tournaments. This family-centered community outreach center is located in New Jerusalem Church at Saginaw & Carpenter Rds., Flint. Contact: Toni Adams, (810)789-0629.
SERVE ON THE BOARD
Mission of Peace, a nonprofit that helps people learn financial skills and become homeowners, is looking for a new member for its board of directors. If you are a CPA or have a financial services background, this may be a great volunteer opportunity for you. Contact: Tomika Slappy, (810)232-8320 for more information.
GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
Many opportunities to volunteer with girls in grades K-12. Troop leaders, short-term, long term events, series, programs, camp coordinators, event coordinators, outdoor programs, mentors, and more. See all positions at www.gssem.org/volunteer. Contact: Volunteer Management 800-482-6734 x2248.
SHELTER OF FLINT
Assist our area emergency shelter for women and children by sorting donated clothes, cleaning and preparing rooms for incoming families and other tasks as needed. Contact: Tammy Sword, (810)239-9169.
SERVE ON A NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Serving on the board of a nonprofit organization isn't just for big wigs! Boards that oversee nonprofits in Genesee County are always looking for enthusiastic, talented members. This, too, is a way to volunteer. To find out about board service opportunities, contact Diane Woodruff at The Best Project, (810)232-8000, ext. 15.
Are you caring, compassionate and have a desire to help others? Becoming a Grace Hospice volunteer may be perfect for you! Our volunteers share their time and talents, offering companionship to our patients while easing the burden family members may feel. Help is needed to visit patients in their homes. We also need help in the office as well as out in the community. Contact: Kim Taylor, (810)230-0127.
Help kids ages 4-16 whose parents are in jail by volunteering as a tutor/mentor using the Reading & Counting to Success Program. Reading/math tutoring at Motherly Intercession. Contact: Jalessa, (810)424-9909.
(WISNER'S WHIZBANG EMPORIUM & FAMILY SCIENCE ROOM)
Help staff keep exhibits in good repair, restock exhibit supplies and assist with cleaning of exhibits. Cleaning, climbing ladders, lifting up to 25 lbs, basic hand tool use involved. Contact: Laurie Bone, (810)237-3403.
SLOAN LONGWAY GUEST SERVICES
Need friendly folks to work in the gift shop helping with sales, collecting admission fees, answering visitors’ questions, conduct visitor surveys and more. Experience using cash register and in retail sales desired. Contact: Judi Latreille, (810)237-3450.
Hospice Advantage in Flint is looking for kind volunteers to spend time with those being cared for by hospice. There are many ways you can help. Contact: Ryan Johnson, (810) 347-4587.
HURLEY COURTESY COACH DRIVERS
Needed to drive the courtesy shuttle that picks up employees and guests from the parking lots and brings them to the hospital. Clean driving record needed. Training provided. Flexible schedule. Contact: Lisa Hasselbach, (810)262-9152 .
Heartland Hospice Services is in need of volunteers willing to go into people’s homes and into health care facilities. Volunteers provide the extra love and care our patients and their families need at this challenging time in their lives. Work side by side with hospice professionals in providing comfort and care. Contact Dee Malmstrom, (810)230-1318,.
CALL BINGO AND MORE
Rockwell Assisted Living in Fenton is looking for people who could lead activities once or twice a week on a regular basis. Need volunteers to call bingo on Saturday morning and more. Contact: Deanna, (810)629-6391.
ALS SUPPORT GROUP MODERATOR
Looking for a volunteer to assist with running an evening support group once a month in Fenton for those affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and their families. The support group will take place every 4th Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm. Experience with patients (hospice/ALS) is preferred but not required. If interested, please contact Linda Darga, (248)680-6540.
HELP FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES HAVE
LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE (ALS)
Looking for volunteers in Genesee County who can help a local family by providing assistance with non-medical needs such as errands, daily chores, yard work, scrap booking, pet care, companionship, and more. There is currently no cause, no viable treatment, and no cure for ALS, which causes mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion for PALS and caregivers. Volunteers help PALS and caregivers tremendously by reducing stress and providing relief. contact Linda Darga, (248)680-6540.
FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Play & Learn Partners needed to do crafts with children, 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm on Saturday and 2pm-4pm on Sunday. Jacky Metcalfe, (810)767-5437.
WHALEY CHILDREN'S CENTER
Needs several volunteers willing to help as receptionist, greeting guests, answering phones, doing light administrative tasks. Other volunteer opportunities also available. Contact Katrina Khouri, (810)234-3603, ext. 134 x101.
CARRIAGE TOWN MINISTRIES
Needs help working in the clothing donation room, cleaning, renovating, serving meals and helping with special events. Contact Cindy, (810)233-8787.
PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE
Needs immediate volunteer help on their Swartz Creek farm cleaning kennels, feeding animals, walking and socializing new arrivals. Also need food donations for cats and dogs. Contact Edith, (810)767-6366.
DOCTORS, NURSES, PHARMACISTS, MEDICAL ASSISTANTS, CLERICAL HELP
Genesee County Free Medical Clinic desperately needs your service! The clinic serves patients on Tuesday afternoon and evening, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. If you can serve for a 3-4 hour block of time, we need you! Also need volunteers to mow grass, trim bushes, vacuum or dust, file and answer phones. Call Judy Walker, (810)235-4211.
FLINT ARTS COUNCIL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Second Friday Art Walk - the second Friday of every month from 6-9pm. Location: Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St., Downtown Flint. Help in a variety of ways.
Contact: Cathy Johnson 810.238.6875.
HOMETOWN HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS
Seeking caring, compassionate people to donate their time to end-of -life patient and families in Lapeer area. also looking for donations of various medical supplies and volunteers to sort and deliver them. Training and mileage provided. Based in Lapeer. Call: Sandra Johnson, (810)538-0281.
Help staff the order desk (take food orders, make sure processed properly), sort donated food, build food pantry boxes. Minimum age: 14 (or 8 with an adult). Karol Conrad, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, (810) 396-0210.
DO YOU KNIT OR CROCHET?
Join the year ‘round Yarns of Love group to make winter hats, mittens, scarves for area children in need. The need for these items this winter is crucial. Contact Cindy Cromwell at United Way of Genesee County, (810)762-5827.
PAINT, PATCH, BUILD
Paint, patch — help a family stretch the dollars; second Saturday each month; ages 14 and up. No skills necessary although experts welcome. Salem Housing C.D.C., 3216 MLKing, Flint, Contact: Louise Johnston (810)785-5340 x21.
Friendly visitors are needed to visit with the elderly in nursing homes throughout Genesee County. Read a book, listen to a story or be a companion for a few hours. Laurie Ehrhardt, Citizens For Better Care,
Volunteers needed to meet with wish kids and their families and conduct the visit that helps determine the child's wish. Help staff make arrangements to carry out child's wish. Jen Boan, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, (800)622-9474 x121.
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
Work one-to-one with a child, sharing experiences and time, to help the child grow into a confident, capable person. Time commitment: regular visits with the child at least twice a month on individual basis for one year. Minimum age: 16. Contact Reta Stanley at (810)235-0617.
The United Way needs experienced builders to help build handicap ramps, donations of lumber, building materials and a storage facility where ramps can be built and stored until needed. Theresa, (810)762-5831.