Volunteer Opportunities

NEW! Silver Maples Assisted Living

Silver Maples Assisted Living is looking for compassionate volunteers to spend one-on-one time with residents. Whether it’s having discussion, playing cards or reading with a resident. We’re looking for someone who can commit one hour a week, as consistency is key for building relationships with our residents here. This is a rewarding position for the right person. Here is a link to our volunteer application. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Winn Mahoney with any questions. https://silvermaples.org/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Application_2019.pdf

AARP Tax-Aide Assistant Program

Volunteers in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti for tax preparation assistance to Michigan senior and modest-income taxpayers. Free tax preparation training is provided.

Contact Jennifer Smith at the Chelsea Senior Center 734-475-4292.

Readers Program

Readers Program Opportunities – We have a couple of openings for this year’s program that will start the week of November 4 at North Creek Elementary in Chelsea.  Also, we are working on starting the program in Dexter and in need of people who are interested there.

Safe Routes 2 School

Safe Routes 2 School – This 5 Healthy Towns program has grown to the point where they need more adult volunteers to walk with the kids from Chelsea Library to South Meadows Elementary school on Wednesdays.  The group leaves the library at 7:30.  Any Wednesday you can make it is great: no long term commitment needed.  For more info call us or Matt or Ashley at 5 Healthy Towns.

Arbor Hospice Volunteering

We are seeking kindhearted folks who would enjoy spending time with our hospice patients. These people reside in their own homes, nursing homes, and other long-term care settings in your area. They can’t get out much anymore, so it would mean a lot to them if you would visit them to play cards, watch game shows, sports, or movies together, read to them, look through photos together, play cards or Scrabble or do puzzles, listen to music together, or just sit and chat. You can also give a family caregiver a break by sitting with our patients, so their loved ones can run to the store or to a dr. appointment. You may want to bring a book or some knitting in those cases. Training is provided. Please contact Alana Knoppow aknoppow@arborhospice.org or 248-303-6818 for info on how to get started.

Gift Shop Volunteer

The Gift Shop at Chelsea Hospital is looking for a few new Volunteers.  Due to recent health problems, we find ourselves short 3 Volunteers.  The Volunteers  work 4 ½ hour shifts either 8am-12:30pm or 12:30pm – 5:00pm.  We are specifically looking to fill the Wednesday and Thursday mornings slots and the Friday afternoon.


Chelsea Adult Learners is looking for Audio Visual volunteers for class sessions.  Complete training is provided.  A chance to help, have fun and learn something.  Let us know if that sounds interesting.

Welcome Desk – First Presbyterian, Ann Arbor

First Presbyterian, Ann Arbor, has a need for volunteers to sit at the welcome center/security desk on Monday through Friday, in a four-hour shift. It is a quiet opportunity to read, while also allowing people access to the building as needed. For more information, contact Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org.

Host – Chelsea Area Historical Society! 

Get involved with Chelsea’s history by becoming a “host” at the Chelsea Area Historical Museum.   The Museum, located on Jackson Street across the Chelsea Train Depot, has displays with descriptions of Chelsea’s history and is open from noon- 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Training is provided.  If you are interested, please call:  734 476 2010

Volunteer opportunities with the Waterloo Area Historical Society (WAHS)

WAHS’s mission is to foster an understanding of the pioneer farmers of Michigan. We are an all-volunteer organization.

Full list of openings is below:

  1. Docents (weekend, and/or events)
  2. Interpreters for each room during some events. (Pioneer Day, Second Sunday in October and Christmas on the Farm, First Full Weekend in December)
  3. Demonstrators of Pioneer Crafts, (during events)
  4. Mrs. Realy, Education Program, Spring and Fall Only
  5. Mr Realy, Education Program, Spring and Fall Only
  6. Shepherd, Education Program, Spring and Fall Only
  7. Gift Shop Shopkeeper during weekends or events
  8. Correspondence Secretary (Thank you, Get Well, Sympathy, etc.)
  9. Room cleaners, (cleaning in Farmhouse)
  10. Gardeners
  11. Grant Writer
  12. Carpenter
  13. Plumber
  14. Electrician
  15. Electronic/computer guru
  16. Concession/food prep/server

Provided for you: training, costumes, assistance until you feel comfortable doing the job alone. If you are volunteering, food tickets ($5) at events. Free coffee and water at events, and our undying gratitude.

Please contact: Arlene Kaiser 517-392-3195 or info@waterloofarmmuseum.org

Through the Education Program, elementary school children visit the one-room Dewey School and the Farm Museum in the Spring (April-May) and again in the Fall (Sept).  Volunteer schoolmarms/masters and “Mr. & Mrs. Realy” impersonators show children what it was like in the “old days.”

The Farm Museum is open weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun) from June through August for tours of the Farmhouse and outbuildings led by docents, while volunteer shopkeepers operate the Gift Shop.

Training sessions for teachers, Mr/Mrs. Realy, docents, and shopkeepers are provided.

Special events occur in June, August, October, and December. For these, volunteers do advance preparation and set-up, operate the concession stand and serve food, and serve as additional docents for tours. For Pioneer Day in October, the various committee chairs will each need volunteers.

In addition, volunteers are always needed to help maintain, repair, and clean the buildings, do gardening, assist the various committee chairs, and help with special projects.

Further information is at www.waterloofarmmuseum.org. Mailing address is WAHS, PO Box 37, Stockbridge, MI 49285. To volunteer, contact Arlene Kaiser, Events Coordinator (517)851-8745.

Chairperson positions – Treasurer – Waterloo Area Historical Society

Must know QuickBooks program. Be willing to be a member on the Board of Directors. Resume and references required. Must if at all possible, attend a Board meeting once a month, and send by email reports to the Board each month.

Education Program – Waterloo Area Historical Society

May and again in September/October. Shepherd-Guide school children in various chores and duties during their visit to the museum. 6 hours a week. “Mr. and Mrs. Realy” – Explain to children how it was to live in 1844 when the family came to Michigan. 6 hours a week.

Food Server/Concession – Waterloo Area Historical Society

During Events 2.5 hours. 4 events a year.

Docent/Guide – Waterloo Area Historical Society

During Events 2.5 hours. Weekend tours – 5 hours a week Friday and/or Saturday Memorial Day to Labor Day

Clerk in Gift Shop – Waterloo Area Historical Society

During Events 2.5 hours. Weekend tours – 5 hours a week Friday and/or Saturday Memorial Day to Labor Day

Room Cleaner – Waterloo Area Historical Society

2-3 hours bi-weekly, May through 1st weekend in December.

Classroom AV Assistants

Chelsea Adult Learners Institute needs classroom AV assistants.  Complete training and support is provided as well free tuition for the class.

Contact Maurine Nelson at maurinea4161@sbcglobal.net or Dick Dice at dickdice@aol.com.

The Purple Rose Theatre Company – Ushers wanted!

The Purple Rose welcomes volunteer ushers throughout the season! We ask all ushers to arrive one hour before show time to assist our House Manager, help patrons to their seats, and manage coat check during the winter months. This is a wonderful way to help your favorite non-profit theatre and see a show for free!

You may sign up for usher positions as soon as general ticket sales begin for each show.

Call (734) 433-7673 or email Tickets@PurpleRoseTheatre.org to secure your date.

We can use 2-4 ushers per performance.

Rehirement Opportunities

NEW! Sunblossom Solor Gifts

Join the 2020 Census team
Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs
Great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training ($16-$25/hr)
For further questions/information please contact

NEW! Sunblossom Solor Gifts

Tasks include:
• Using our company operating system to process orders (often via emails), ship, and invoice.
• Customer Service/Relations
• Proficiency with Word and Excel
• Thriving on problem-solving and brainstorming

We are looking for 16-20 hours per week. Independent Contractor status. Starting wage would be $11/hour. If you live in the Manchester area, travel time is great (unless you live next door)!

We are a well-kept secret in the area. A great company to join. Check out our website:


Supply Chain Inventory Tech – Contingent/Flex – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital

Under limited supervision and/or according to policies and procedures, performs a combination of routine and complex tasks associated with inventory control. Responsible for accurate processing and safe movement of all products. Maintains supply inventories in departments at levels consistent with patient care requirements and good financial management principles. Serves as liaison between supply chain and assigned departments. Receives product, places replenishment orders, picks supplies / equipment / linen, and puts away accordingly. Assists in the maintenance of inventory accuracy.

For more information contact Maurine Nelson at maurinea4161@sbcglobal.net or Dick Dice at dickdice@aol.com.

Caregiver – Kennedy Care 

Kennedy Care is seeking compassionate, driven individuals to join our team of caregivers in the Chelsea area! Common duties include providing assistance with client mobility or personal care, performing household tasks and providing general companionship to those we serve.

If this sounds interesting to you or someone you know, please follow the link below to apply on our website under the “Careers” tab or call the main office line.


(734) 657-3528

Volunteer Program Coordinator – Arbor Hospice

At the 13-bed inpatient unit located in Saline, MI, this position is 32 hours per week. Full medical/dental/vision/403/etc. is included. Here is the description: https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/hom#/job/1187. Please contact Alana Knoppow with any and all questions at aknoppow@HOM.ORG.


As part of the Chelsea Senior Center’s exciting new Rural Older Adults in Motion (ROAM) project, they are conducting sessions for those interested in learning more about these ride services and how you can potentially earn some extra income as a driver and help your neighbors at the same time. The sessions will be at the Chelsea Senior center on Tuesday, March 19 at noon and 4:00 PM. Both of these will answer questions about how the ride service works.  Call the Chelsea Senior Center (734) 475-9242 to register.  Space is limited to 20 people per session.

Part-time Dog Walker

If you love dogs and wouldn’t mind making a few bucks, this has your name on it.

Local fast growing company needs more people to walk dogs. If that sounds interesting give us a call for the details.

Comfort Keepers

Caregivers needed for all phases of home care assistance. Needs range from basic companionship thru full personal care. All placements are local and made in person.

Here’s a chance to make a difference and make some money at the same time.

If you would like to hear more, please let us know or contact Bryan Dunn directly at (734) 418-9186.

Norwex Consultants Wanted!

Become a Norwex consultant and receive a 40% discount on all orders placed within 30 Days of your start date. Plus, get 40% off on top of the additional discount when you purchase a Starter Kit Builder at sign-up.

Find your new purpose through meaningful and fulfilling work after retirement. Check out the current opportunities below.

For inquiries into positions with no contact information listed in the post, please contact Maurine Nelson at maurinea4161@sbcglobal.net or Dick Dice at dickdice@aol.com.