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 calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies directly.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting depends on volunteer leaders who offer their time and talent to give girls K-12 the opportunities this program offers. Are there girls in your neighborhood or housing unit who need a Girl Scout connection? Volunteer today to make it possible. Adults 18 and older can apply online at www.gsnwgl.org or contact Lori Doney for more information at 920-955-3418.

Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice

Do you have a smile and a desire to help others? Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice, an independent 100% non-profit organization is looking for people like you to join our organization! As a volunteer for Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice you will be a member of our dedicated team that provides exceptional end-of-life care to patients and their families. LSLC&H strives to match a volunteer’s personal interests, talents, and comfort level with the needs of the patient and their family. We provide free comprehensive training to get you started along with continuing support and educational opportunities throughout the year.

Our volunteers provide friendly visits, errands, pet therapy, crafts, playing cards, fundraising, veterans-to-veterans, and office assistance. Of special note, there is a great need for licensed massage therapists and veterans to join our volunteer program as well. If you can be yourself, honest, and genuine, please do not hesitate to contact Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice at 906-225-7760 or email Susan Duquette, Volunteer Coordinator, at sduquette@lakesuperiorhospice.org.


Disability Network of the U.P. is seeking positive, compassionate and patient volunteers to assist the local center for independent living with front desk operations. Duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, responding to calls, filling out basic intake questions, directing consumers to employees and basic clerical items. SAIL provides training, support and guidance for all volunteers. Please contact SAIL Assistant Director, Matt Matulewicz at mattm@upsail.org or call SAIL at 906-228-5744 if you are interested.

Care Clinics of Marquette and Sawyer

The Care Clinic offers pregnancy help and educational resources for families. We are currently in need of receptionists and male and female mentors for both facilities. Hourly times can be as short as two hours up to six hours in a day — whatever fits with your schedule. We provide training and are a faith-based organization that strongly cares for each individual who walks through our doors. You will feel love here and enjoy your time giving to the organization. Contact Wendy Pelto 906-228-2273 or email at wpelto@careclinicmqt.org

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, a person will be able to leave lasting impressions on hospice patients, their family and caregivers. Build skills or share talents with hospice patients in a variety of volunteer opportunities and the life changed just may be the volunteers. 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 group of 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. UPHHH provides 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.

St. Vincent DePaul’s Marquette Store

The Marquette Store is looking for volunteers to hang clothes. Call 226-3721 or email stvincent2119@yahoo.com.

The New Free Store

The New Free Store, 1420 M-28 East, Marquette, needs volunteers to sort donations, display donations, repackage some items, serve light refreshments and help shoppers find what they need. This is a non-profit organization serving mainly low income and homeless families. It has no income guidelines so anyone in need of help can go to the store and shop for free. The New Free Store gives away good quality used clothing, linens, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Anyone with questions can call Judy Kitchen at 906-225-1769 or contact the New Free Store at 906-362-3733


TRIAD group is looking for new members to be a part of seniors and law enforcement working together to improve the quality of life for seniors in Marquette County. We work on improving the safety and well-being of seniors by educating them and having resources available to reduce the criminal victimization and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to older citizens in Marquette County. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. Call 315-2607 to learn more and to see if this is something that would be a good fit for YOU!

The Life Tracker Program is in need of volunteers who would be willing to visit individuals that use the Life Tracker system. This is a bi-monthly visit that requires a battery change in the unit. Individuals can range from seniors experiencing memory loss to any age individuals diagnosed with autism. Training is provided. Your time is appreciated. Mile reimbursement for your travel. Call 315-2607 if you are interested.

Non-Emergency Medical Transporters

We are in need of persons who are interested in transporting our senior friends to non-emergency medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement is offered. We especially need transporters from the Big Bay/Marquette and Ishpeming/Republic/Michigamme communities. Call 315-2607 if interested.

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. Great need for volunteers on Saturdays. Volunteers are welcome to schedule a trial visit to determine if this experience is something they would like. Most people find this a rewarding experience. Volunteers should be reliable and compassionate. For additional information or to schedule a visit, contact Ryan at 225-1521. He is available mornings Monday-Friday.

Community Action Alger Marquette

CAAM is currently looking for volunteers at the Forsyth Township Senior Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to help with the senior lunches. CAAM is also in need of volunteers for their senior lunches at Cherry Creek Village in Harvey Wednesdays. Please consider volunteering one or more days per month for this rewarding experience. For more information, call Debbie at 228-6522 ext. 304.