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Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community!
Nearly every area of Michigan is served by a Volunteer Center that can connect you with volunteer opportunities in your community. To find a volunteer center near you, visit www.mivolunteers.org or call 1-800-VOLUNTEER.
Be a Mentor
There are more than 3,500 children in Michigan waiting to be matched with a caring adult. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, mentoring only takes about one hour a week. Pass it on. To find a place to mentor, click the "Mentor Michigan" button on the left toolbar.
AmeriCorps is often compared to a U.S.-based Peace Corps. It engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in service to meet critical community needs. You can serve on a part-time or full-time basis. Participants, called members, must be 17 to apply and are of all ages, including retirees. Members receive some monetary compensation while serving. To learn more, click the "Michigan's AmeriCorps" button on the left toolbar.
Senior Corps connects those age 55 and over with people and organizations that need them most. They help you become a mentor, coach, or companion for a young person or adult. You can use your job skills and expertise in nonprofit organizations that need you. Senior Corps links more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities each year and there are many ways to get involved. Certain programs provide some monetary compensation. To learn more, visit www.seniorcorps.gov
www.1-800-volunteer.org Other Websites that Connect You with Volunteer Opportunities
Michigan Community Service Commission
The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) also supports programs and activities to help individuals get involved in their local communities. Find out how you can get involved in Adopt A Part of Michigan . You can also find out how to recognize outstanding volunteers in your community through the Governor's Service Awards .