Senior Gazette Writer – Do you like to write? Opportunities exist to help us with publications.
Telephone Reassurance– Do you like to talk on the phone? We would like to have volunteers make calls from our office to people who live by themselves, or are at risk. Need to pass a criminal history background check and be respectful of client privacy.
Tax Aide—If you are a retired accountant, have some experience preparing tax returns, or have an interest in learning how to prepare returns, our tax-aide program needs your help. All volunteers will need to successfully complete a tax certification training and be available February through April.
Bingo Callers –Do you love the game of bingo? We need callers who can use the computerized bingo software and call out the numbers. A strong voice and the ability to wrangle those competitive players needed.
Congregate Meals Host/Hostess – Are you interested in being on hand for our Congregate Meals to help show new people around or serve meals to those who are disabled? Need to pass a criminal history background check.
Meals on Wheels Program– Enjoy driving? Drivers are needed to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Need to pass a criminal history background check, have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle with current insurance coverage and be able to lift heavy bags.
Board Member– Do you like to govern? We have a board of seven with 3 years terms. At least 2 positions are available every June.
Woodworking – Looking for woodworkers interested in meeting weekly. We need a leader to facilitate work on individual projects or group projects for the community.
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk – Each year the Alzheimer’s Association has a fundraiser walk to raise monies for care, support & research. Would you like to help create this event in Grayling?
Community Band – Seeking a band director to help us start a local band.
Community Choir – Seeking a choir director to help us restart the AuSable Community Choir. Ability to play piano helpful, but not required.
Office Assistants– Someone who likes to work in an office setting to do filing, special calls or general office tasks. Need to pass a criminal history background check and be respectful of client privacy.
Fundraising Committee – Like to organize? Looking for a person to act as a chairman to lead the committee to handle fundraising events.
Kitchen Helpers– Do you like to work in the kitchen? We could use help making sandwiches, cupping fruit, packing bags, serving and doing dishes.
Foster Grandparents-Provides inter-generational opportunities for seniors 55 & older to serve as tutors and mentors for school age children. It pays a stipend. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week.
Government Surplus Food-Drivers/helpers are needed to assist with this food program. The minimum qualifications would be: valid driver’s license (if picking up the food), ability to pass a criminal background check, ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis, be available once per month.
MMAP –The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is looking for a volunteer to do administrative assistance functions such as filing and entering data. Need to pass a criminal history check and be respectful of client privacy. 60 hours of volunteering per year is required along with a minimum of 2 training sessions (in person or webinar).
Community Garden Friends – Volunteers are needed to help work at the Community Garden located on the corner of Mary Ann and Madsen Streets. Maintenance of the garden, teaching/mentoring new gardeners and helping to maintain the community plots are all needed.
Handyman – Volunteers are needed for the various requests for minor home repairs. Examples include installing a handheld shower, building a ramp, widening a doorway, etc. We will need someone to coordinate the program. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check; have a valid driver’s license & insurance.
Medical Transporter – Volunteer drivers are on an “as needed basis” when older adults have a medical appointment. Mileage is reimbursed by the older adult. A criminal history background check is required, along with a valid driver’s license and a clean reliable vehicle with current insurance coverage
Senior Companion – Provides peer-to-peer opportunities for seniors 55 and older to assist other seniors who have difficulty with the task of daily living. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week and receive a non-taxable stipend & other benefits.
Friendly Visitor – Provides friendly visits to home-bound Crawford County residents 60 years of age and older. These social visits can include playing cards, looking at photographs, having lunch, or just talking. Your visits reduce isolation and provide stimulating activities and companionship. Volunteers must be 18 or older.