Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies directly.

Room at the Inn Warming Center

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve breakfast and/or lunch to the homeless/needy. The Warming Center is located at 447 W. Washington St., Marquette.

Breakfast shift is 7:30-10 a.m. Lunch shift is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meals are served seven days per week.

Volunteers are welcome to schedule a trial visit to determine if this experience is something to which they want to commit. Most find providing meals to the needy to be a rewarding, positive experience. Volunteers should be reliable and compassionate. For additional information or to schedule a visit, contact Karen at 225-1521 (mornings, Monday through Friday).

Lake Superior Hospice

Lake Superior Hospice, an independent non-profit organization, would like people to join its award-winning group of devoted and dependable volunteers. As a volunteer for Lake Superior Hospice, a person is a member of a dedicated team of professionals that provides quality care to patients and their families, with care, compassion and commitment. By showing up and being fully present to others, the volunteer makes the community a better place to live. LSH strives to match a volunteer’s personal interests, talents and comfort level with the needs of the organization, its patients, families, and community. LSH currently has a need for volunteers to provide friendly visits, caregiver support, veteran-to-veteran activities, spiritual support, and office assistance. All training, support and continuing education are provided courtesy of Lake Superior Hospice’s Volunteer Program. For more information, call Lake Superior Hospice at 906-225-7760.

Community Action Alger Marquette

Formerly known as AMCAB, CAAM is currently looking for a volunteer to help out at its Marquette Lost Creek site one day a week. The volunteer could choose either Thursday or Friday and could possibly fill in for a regular volunteer on occasion. The slot would be approximately 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or so.

Habitat for Humanity

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity is seeking construction volunteers to help build four houses in the Marquette/Harvey area. They especially need help in the month of August. No experience necessary, just a willing spirit. Volunteers can register online at www.mqthabitat.org or contact Jane@mqthabitat.org or 228-3578

Marquette Regional History Center

The Marquette Regional History Center is currently looking for someone to volunteer in its gift shop, which would be managing traffic, answering the phone, and sales of tickets and merchandise. They are looking for someone who can commit to one day a week for 4-6 hours. Contact Jessica Bays, store manager and rental and fundraising coordinator, at 906-226-3571 or via email at jessica@marquettehistory.org

RSVP Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

Help is needed: Those age 55 or better who have a good driving record and have a few hours to spare each week or each month are asked to consider becoming an RSVP Transporter.

Transporters provide frail and/or isolated seniors age 60 and older living in Marquette County with a free ride to their non-emergency medical appointments within Marquette County. Many seniors in the area do not have family or friends available to help them. As an RSVP Transporter, the volunteer helps these seniors access much-needed medical care. Volunteer Benefits: training opportunities, mileage reimbursement, and making a positive difference in the life of a neighbor in need. Areas in most need are in the Gwinn and Ishpeming communities.

The American Cancer Resource Center

Located in Suite 110 at the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette is in need of volunteers. This is a volunteer group. The volunteers help cancer patients newly diagnosed, and undergoing treatment, both oncology and radiation. The center offers a wide source of literature and “free” health managers (with their specific type of cancer.) Anyone who has time to volunteer is asked to call Claire at 225-3507 on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave a message if no one answers.

Girl Scouts

Early kindergarten parents are being sought to offer Daisy Girl Scouting to Grade K girls starting in September-October. Start now to be prepared to have fun and be a role model for girls. All schools and home schooled girls. Contact Jill Rady jrady@gsnwgl.org 920-955-3438.

Cancer Care of Marquette County

is currently looking for a volunteer to serve in a secretarial position. The duties include taking board meeting minutes and distributing to members online. Typically the group meets once or twice a year. The major role is in assisting the organization’s fundraising volunteers in planning and sponsoring the event via flyers, mailings, etc. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dave Poirier at 273-0045.

UPAWS

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is looking for volunteers who would like to help at its retail booth in the Westwood Mall in Marquette. It is open this month Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are split up for volunteering. Contact Ann at 906-475-6661 or volunteer@upaws.org.

Also, volunteers are needed to help with the UPAWS rummage sale collection and/or sales. Contact Ann at volunteer@upaws.org or rummage sale chair Marlene Ombrello, Rummage Sale Chair at mombrello@chartermi.net

UP Health Systems Bell

Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop, the Coffee Cart and as Patient Helpers. Contact Julie Solka, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 906-485-2751 or at julie.solka@bellmi.org.

Care Clinic

The Care Clinic, a pregnancy services center, is looking for volunteers willing to interact with clients to offer parenting and life skills support. A variety of volunteer positions are available … receptionists, mentors, housekeepers, etc. The organization has two facilities to choose from: the Marquette Clinic is located at 1213 N. Third St. and the Sawyer Clinic is located at 330 Fortress, Gwinn. Contact Alyssa Schnurer at aschnurer@careclinicmqt.org or 906 228 2273 if interested in giving back to the community in this way.

UP Home Health and Hospice

It is the little things we do that make the biggest impact in the lives of others. As a volunteer with U.P. Home Health & Hospice, you will be able to leave lasting impressions on hospice patients, their family and caregivers. Build your skills or share your talents with Hospice patients in a variety of volunteer opportunities and the life you change, just may be your own. U.P. Home Health & Hospice continues to exceed standards with chart-topping clinical quality reports while growing its volunteer team. Hospice volunteers are a special group0of individuals who provide service, companionship and friendship to patients through a variety of activities, and respite to caregivers. Activities with patients may include helping with life reviews, memoirs, reading or listening to music together, preparing light meals, running errands, veteran-to-veteran interaction, writing letters or making bereavement phone calls. Volunteers visit patients in private homes and residential care facilities. We provide free training, flexibility, ongoing support and education to ensure all volunteers are comfortable working directly with patients and their loved ones and it is essential for the volunteer to understand that they are part of the Hospice Team. For more information, call 225-4545 or email: volunteer@uphomehealth.org.

Moosewood Nature Center

Two opportunities: 1. Animal care – training given on how to feed the turtles/frogs/salamanders. They need to be fed daily. Different time slots are available when the volunteer is. Includes some cleaning chores – filter and tank cleaning. Nothing heavy. 2. Hosting on Saturdays and Sundays and feeding the animals. Volunteers would also serve as an educational guide to visitors to the center. Sunday volunteers could feed snakes as they are fed once a week on that day. Contact Jo at 249-8924 if interested.

Beacon House

Hospitality Gifts is looking for volunteer cashiers (contact Pat Wolff at 225-3278) and Beacon House and the Hospitality Rooms could use Kitchen Greeters (contact Margaret Parker at 225-7100).

Blues Fest Volunteers Needed

Marquette Area Blues Festival is looking for volunteers for Labor Day weekend. Ticket takers and security people and merchandise sellers mostly needed from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; and from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. There are many four-hour shifts and several different volunteer positions. People who work one four hour-shift get a free Blues Fest T-shirt. Work a second shift, and the Marquette Area Blues Society will reimburse the price of a fest ticket up to $45. Sign up by going to the Marquette Area Blues Society website at marquetteareabluessociety.org/volunteer/. Click one of the sign-up sheets for whichever day(s) available to help.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies directly.

Room at the Inn Warming Center

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve breakfast and/or lunch to the homeless/needy. The Warming Center is located at 447 W. Washington St., Marquette.

Breakfast shift is 7:30-10 a.m. Lunch shift is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meals are served seven days per week.

Volunteers are welcome to schedule a trial visit to determine if this experience is something to which they want to commit. Most find providing meals to the needy to be a rewarding, positive experience. Volunteers should be reliable and compassionate. For additional information or to schedule a visit, contact Karen at 225-1521 (mornings, Monday through Friday).

Lake Superior Hospice

Lake Superior Hospice is currently looking for volunteers. Lake Superior Hospice volunteers are a member of a dedicated team of professionals that provides quality care to patients and their families. LSH strives to match a volunteer’s personal interests, talents and comfort level with the needs of the organization, its patients, families, and community. Lake Superior Hospice needs volunteers to provide friendly visits, caregiver support, veteran-to-veteran activities, spiritual support, and office assistance. All training, support and continuing education are provided courtesy of Lake Superior Hospice’s Volunteer Program. For more information, call Lake Superior Hospice at 906-225-7760.

Community Action Alger Marquette

Formerly known as AMCAB, CAAM is currently looking for a volunteer to help out at its Marquette Lost Creek site one day a week. The volunteer could choose either Thursday or Friday and could possibly fill in for a regular volunteer on occasion. The slot would be approximately 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or so.

Habitat for Humanity

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity is seeking construction volunteers to help build four houses in the Marquette/Harvey area. They especially need help in the month of August. No experience necessary, just a willing spirit. Volunteers can register online at www.mqthabitat.org or contact Jane@mqthabitat.org or 228-3578

Marquette Regional History Center

The Marquette Regional History Center is currently looking for someone to volunteer in its gift shop, which would be managing traffic, answering the phone, and sales of tickets and merchandise. They are looking for someone who can commit to one day a week for 4-6 hours. Contact Jessica Bays, store manager and rental and fundraising coordinator, at 906-226-3571 or via email at jessica@marquettehistory.org

RSVP Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

Help is needed: Those age 55 or better who have a good driving record and have a few hours to spare each week or each month are asked to consider becoming an RSVP Transporter.

Transporters provide frail and/or isolated seniors age 60 and older living in Marquette County with a free ride to their non-emergency medical appointments within Marquette County. Many seniors in the area do not have family or friends available to help them. As an RSVP Transporter, the volunteer helps these seniors access much-needed medical care. Volunteer Benefits: training opportunities, mileage reimbursement, and making a positive difference in the life of a neighbor in need. Areas in most need are in the Gwinn and Ishpeming communities.

The American Cancer Resource Center

Located in Suite 110 at the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette is in need of volunteers. This is a volunteer group. The volunteers help cancer patients newly diagnosed, and undergoing treatment, both oncology and radiation. The center offers a wide source of literature and “free” health managers (with their specific type of cancer.) Anyone who has time to volunteer is asked to call Claire at 225-3507 on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave a message if no one answers.

Girl Scouts

Early kindergarten parents are being sought to offer Daisy Girl Scouting to Grade K girls starting in September-October. Start now to be prepared to have fun and be a role model for girls. All schools and home schooled girls. Contact Jill Rady jrady@gsnwgl.org 920-955-3438.

Cancer Care of Marquette County

is currently looking for a volunteer to serve in a secretarial position. The duties include taking board meeting minutes and distributing to members online. Typically the group meets once or twice a year. The major role is in assisting the organization’s fundraising volunteers in planning and sponsoring the event via flyers, mailings, etc. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dave Poirier at 273-0045.

UPAWS

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is looking for volunteers who would like to help at its retail booth in the Westwood Mall in Marquette. It is open this month Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are split up for volunteering. Contact Ann at 906-475-6661 or volunteer@upaws.org.

Also, volunteers are needed to help with the UPAWS rummage sale collection and/or sales. Contact Ann at volunteer@upaws.org or rummage sale chair Marlene Ombrello, Rummage Sale Chair at mombrello@chartermi.net

UP Health Systems Bell

Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop, the Coffee Cart and as Patient Helpers. Contact Julie Solka, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, at 906-485-2751 or at julie.solka@bellmi.org.

Care Clinic

The Care Clinic, a pregnancy services center, is looking for volunteers willing to interact with clients to offer parenting and life skills support. A variety of volunteer positions are available … receptionists, mentors, housekeepers, etc. The organization has two facilities to choose from: the Marquette Clinic is located at 1213 N. Third St. and the Sawyer Clinic is located at 330 Fortress, Gwinn. Contact Alyssa Schnurer at aschnurer@careclinicmqt.org or 906 228 2273 if interested in giving back to the community in this way.

UP Home Health and Hospice

It is the little things we do that make the biggest impact in the lives of others. As a volunteer with U.P. Home Health & Hospice, you will be able to leave lasting impressions on hospice patients, their family and caregivers. Build your skills or share your talents with Hospice patients in a variety of volunteer opportunities and the life you change, just may be your own. U.P. Home Health & Hospice continues to exceed standards with chart-topping clinical quality reports while growing its volunteer team. Hospice volunteers are a special group0of individuals who provide service, companionship and friendship to patients through a variety of activities, and respite to caregivers. Activities with patients may include helping with life reviews, memoirs, reading or listening to music together, preparing light meals, running errands, veteran-to-veteran interaction, writing letters or making bereavement phone calls. Volunteers visit patients in private homes and residential care facilities. We provide free training, flexibility, ongoing support and education to ensure all volunteers are comfortable working directly with patients and their loved ones and it is essential for the volunteer to understand that they are part of the Hospice Team. For more information, call 225-4545 or email: volunteer@uphomehealth.org.

Moosewood Nature Center

Two opportunities: 1. Animal care – training given on how to feed the turtles/frogs/salamanders. They need to be fed daily. Different time slots are available when the volunteer is. Includes some cleaning chores – filter and tank cleaning. Nothing heavy. 2. Hosting on Saturdays and Sundays and feeding the animals. Volunteers would also serve as an educational guide to visitors to the center. Sunday volunteers could feed snakes as they are fed once a week on that day. Contact Jo at 249-8924 if interested.

Beacon House

Hospitality Gifts is looking for volunteer cashiers (contact Pat Wolff at 225-3278) and Beacon House and the Hospitality Rooms could use Kitchen Greeters (contact Margaret Parker at 225-7100).

Blues Fest Volunteers Needed

Marquette Area Blues Festival is looking for volunteers for Labor Day weekend. Ticket takers and security people and merchandise sellers mostly needed from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; and from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. There are many four-hour shifts and several different volunteer positions. People who work one four hour-shift get a free Blues Fest T-shirt. Work a second shift, and the Marquette Area Blues Society will reimburse the price of a fest ticket up to $45. Sign up by going to the Marquette Area Blues Society website at marquetteareabluessociety.org/volunteer/. Click one of the sign-up sheets for whichever day(s) available to help.