needs from: Allegan County United Way

Volunteer: Various Thrift Store Duties

*Tuesdays Toy Department-sorting, cleaning, testing and pricing

*Wednesdays-clothing sorters/pricers 1-4 pm

*Thursdays-clothing sorters/pricers 3-7 pm

*Linens-sorting and pricing: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Agency: Project Hope
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49323
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Sow What Allegan Community Garden

How can I benefit from the garden?

The Sow What Garden helps to encourage a healthy lifestyles. Community members will be able to be apart of a greater community movement, all while experiencing exactly how food goes from being a seed to dinner on the table. The garden is 100% open to any and all community members. Anyone can tend to the garden at any time, no permission necessary. Our biggest needs currently are regular weeding and daily watering, which can be a blast for families. There is a hose and watering cans at the garden already, and there are supplies for weeding the back bin if needed. Visitors may also harvest any garden veggies or herbs to bring home to eat, free of charge.

To sign up to work the garden click here

Agency: City of Allegan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Patient Care Volunteer Caregivers

We are currently looking for volunteers to:

Cook meals for patients Give medications Provide personal care Provide care and comfort Make a difference in someone's life
Agency: Wings Home
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Patient/Family Volunteer

We are currently looking for volunteers to:

Offer companionship Visit or read to patients Listen, hold a hand, run errands Cook meals for patients Deliver Supplies and Medications Make a difference in someone's life
Agency: Wings of Hope Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Child Care

Volunteers are needed with child care gifts for the child care program at Life Skills Tuesday mornings 8:50-11:10 AM

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Truck Owners for Food Rotation

Two individuals who own a truck are needed to pick up food on a rotation basis in Allegan on Friday mornings

Agency: Love in the Name of Christ of Northwest Allegan County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49450
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Card Signing/Donation Table Volunteer

Help A Military & Veterans Charity

Card Signing/Donation Table Volunteers Needed Volunteer to support troops and disadvantaged veterans.
Be willing travel within 25 miles from home.
Mileage reimbursement at 25 cents per mile round trip.
Other expense reimbursement is provided.
You will need a 4 to 6 foot collapsible table.
This is a fun way and a great way to volunteer!


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Agency: National Remember Our Troops Campaign
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 21221
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers

We Adopted a Portion of M222!!

We will be cleaning up M222 three times this year. Our next time will be July 22, 2017. We would love for you to come alongside us! We will even serve you a meal!! Businesses, if you are interested in getting your employees involved and do some team building with this project, we would love to have your help! We will include your logo on any marketing materials for this event. Please contact Susan Henderson at 269.673.6545 or shenderson@acuw.org for more details.

About the Program

Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Participants adopt both sides of a section of state highway roadside to clean up for at least a two-year period. A minimum two-mile stretch of roadway is recommended. All types of state highways may be adopted, including two-lane roads, limited access highways, boulevards and business routes. Since 1990, Adopt-A-Highway local groups have collected over a million bags of trash. Currently 2,800 groups are participating in the program and have adopted over 6,400 miles of Michigan highways.

Who's eligible?
Just about any group of at least three people.
It's a great opportunity for all types of organizations, including scout troops, church groups, activity and teen groups, small and large businesses, clubs, service organizations and senior citizen groups.
Crew members must be a minimum of 12 years old. Children between the ages of 12 to 17 must have adult supervision at a ratio of one adult for every three children.

What's required to participate?
Your time and effort. It's that easy!
Participants are asked to pick up litter three times a year(April, July and September) from the highway roadsides in their designated area. The goal of the program is to clean the roadsides before mowing cycles and tourism periods (April through October). Designated pickup dates and times will be determined by MDOT at the beginning of each year to facilitate and schedule pickup of bagged trash.

Contact us for more info at 269.673.6545 ext 13 or shenderson@acuw.org

 

Agency: Allegan County United Way and Volunteer Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: September Adopt-a-Beach Volunteers and Team Leaders

Join the thousands of people caring for our Great Lakes during the Alliance’s September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. The event is scheduled for September 16, but dates and times may vary. Volunteers who participate in the event not only remove debris, they also record their findings. Last year, 15,181 volunteers removed 40,211 pounds of trash from 1,388 cleanups.

 

Here are two ways you can participate:

Volunteer: There are many designated locations that welcome volunteers. Volunteers will receive instructions and supplies to participate when they arrive at the event. To register, visit www.greatlakesadopt.org.
  Become a team leader: Team leaders recruit and organize volunteers to carry out the event. The Alliance will provide you with step-by-step instructions and supplies, including marketing materials, gloves, data collection cards, pencils and trash bags. After the event, team leaders enter their results into the online system.

For more information contact Jillian Edwards.

 

Agency: Alliance for the Great Lakes
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 16, 2017
Zip Code: 49456
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Adopt-a-Beach Team Leaders and Volunteers

Looking for a way to take care of your Great Lakes?  Lead or volunteer for an Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup with the Alliance for the Great Lakes!  We’re always looking for new individuals and groups to lead cleanups or to help out at cleanups that others have planned.  Last year, 15,181 volunteers removed 40,211 pounds of trash from 1,388 cleanups.

Here are two ways you can participate:

Volunteer:  Join a group that has already organized an Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup. Find an open event near you at greatlakesadopt.org. In addition to picking up debris, volunteers record what they find to help guide education and solutions.    Lead:  You can become a team leader and coordinate your own event at your favorite beach. Team leaders help to recruit volunteers, coordinate the day of the event and submit results from their event online. To learn more, visit our team leader webpages.  
Agency: Alliance for the Great Lakes
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49456
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Disaster Action Team (DAT) member

Purpose: The Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by fire, severe weather, and other disasters. Become a Disaster Action Team member. Assist those affected by disasters in your community.

Primary responsibilities: * Provide timely response to disasters and assist those affected * Respond to disaster scenes as assigned by Team Leader within two hours * Meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as the need for shelter and food by providing Red Cross services * Complete forms related to services provided * Provide referrals to other agencies * Communicate to Team Leader about availability and readiness on a regular basis

Time Commitment/Availability:

Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Emergency Services Dispatch

The Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by fire, severe weather, and other disasters. Assist those affected by disasters in your community.

Primary responsibilities: * Dispatch DAT members on evenings, overnight, and weekends * May work from home

Time Commitment/Availability:

Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes