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Volunteer Opportunities

volunteerVolunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on the community. Below is a list of great opportunities for individuals, families, students seeking community service hours, and businesses wanting to connect with the community. Please contact 248.370.9353 to volunteer or for more information.

Volunteer Applications

  • Crisis Helpline at Common Ground Have you ever saved a life? Common Ground's 24-hour Resource and Crisis Helpline helps people move from crisis to hope by providing access to confidential crisis intervention, emotional support, debriefing, information, and referrals by phone, via text or by web chat.
    No experience is required! To get involved, please contact Rose Chisholm at 248.456.8150 or email getinvolved@cghelps.org.

  • Auburn Hills United College Access Network - Volunteers are needed at Auburn Hills high schools for College Application Week. From November 3-7, come help low-income, first-generation college students, and students who may not otherwise apply to college take their first steps towards higher education! Volunteers will assist students with filling out paper or electronic applications and portions of their FAFSA form. There are many times available to volunteer throughout the school day and absolutely no experience is necessary to make a difference! If interested in this opportunity please contact Hope Dokho at Dokho@oakland.edu or (248) 890-0217.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan - Matilda R. Wilson Club of Auburn Hills – There are many opportunities available to help mentor and guide a child – everything from one-on-one homework help to engaging activities like coaching basketball and exploring the arts.
  • Emergency Services Front Desk Duties – Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments are looking for volunteers to staff the front desk of the Public Safety Building. Volunteers will greet citizens, direct them and do simple clerical work for both departments. The volunteers would commit to a three hour shift once a week.
  • Meals on Wheels – Volunteer Drivers are needed 7 days a week to deliver meals to homebound seniors. By doing this our volunteers make sure a homebound senior receives a nutritious meal from the meal program. We have weekday/week-end meal routes available. What a great opportunity for families, students, civic groups, churches, businesses, employees, and retired folks, to bring sunshine to our homebound seniors.
  • Meal Prep & Special Events  – Help, Help & more Help is needed in our kitchen. Our Nutrition Program is growing and so is our need for Volunteers. Volunteer's assistance is needed in meal setups, packing homebound meals, serving site meals, clean-ups and special event help.
  • Vial of Life Volunteers – This valuable program is sponsored by the Auburn Hills Police, Fire and Senior Citizen Services Departments. The Vial of Life program is a paper emergency information system that is utilized by emergency personnel. Information about health, medications, and emergency contacts is included in this little bottle. Volunteers will work closely with the departments in registering senior residents and updating records.
  • SHARP Program – In a partnership with the North Woodward Community Foundation, SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) is a volunteer-driven program designed to help senior citizens and disabled residents to continue to live with dignity in their own homes. The unique feature about the SHARP program is that, while the labor is performed by volunteers, the materials are paid for by the homeowner. If you are handy around the house and are able to perform minor repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet, or you are able to do regular maintenance, such as changing a furnace filter, then we are looking for you!
  • Auburn Hills Public Library – Volunteers will pick up pre-chosen books from the Auburn Hills Public Library and deliver the books to homebound seniors or disabled citizens in our community. Volunteers would also pick up the books from the patrons and return them to the library when they are done with them.
  • Avondale Youth Assistance – Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) has maintained a long-standing partnership with the Avondale School District offering counseling and prevention services to Avondale students and their families in pursuit of its mission to prevent juvenile delinquency. AYA sponsors summer and after-school programs to help students succeed academically. Volunteers in STARS (Students Tutorial and Recreational Sessions) work with trained coordinators to provide nearly one-on-one academic assistance. AYA's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony recognizes Avondale students for the good things they are doing in the community. If you know a young person who deserves to be recognized, nomination forms are available on the district's web site. AYA also matches youngsters with adult mentors who are trained through Oakland County Youth Assistance.
  • Pontiac Youth Assistance – Youth Assistance programs are community-based, and developed by volunteers who live and/or work in the communities in which they serve.  The Circuit Court provides the professional staff to work with the volunteers and to provide direct casework services.  Each local Youth Assistance program operates under the sponsorship and financial support of its local school district, the municipalities therein, and the Probate Court/Circuit Court-Family Division.  Additional funding is obtained through grants, donations, and local fund-raising efforts.
  • Rotary Club The Rotary Club of Auburn Hills, Michigan was chartered in April of 1956. The club actively participates in Rotary International’s efforts to rid the world of polio and provide access to clean water for citizens of Third World countries. As committed Rotarians, we believe in "Service Above Self". We take pride in the events that we host, causes we support, and scholarships we fund. The Rotary Club of Auburn Hills meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Auburn Hills Community Center.
  • Morning and Noon Optimist Clubs – The Morning and Noon Optimist Clubs are each comprised of business owners, educators, community leaders, retirees, professionals, and citizens with the common goal of being a "Friend of Youth." Optimist Club activities include: youth essay contests, safety classes, and programs for educator, fire fighter and policeman of the year.
  • North Oakland YMCAThe purpose of the North Oakland Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As part of a worldwide movement of health seekers, YMCA members share a common goal of building strong communities through active, engaged lifestyles. With a focus on providing resources for families, the YMCA community welcomes new members, encouraging them to enrich spirit, mind and body. YMCA  Volunteers are vital to the YMCA. Without them, the needs of the kids, families and adults who live in the community would not be met.
  • Friends of the Auburn Hills Library Their goal is to encourage literacy, life-long learning, love of reading and act as a liaison for special projects at the library. GOOD FRIENDS ARE THE HEART OF GOOD LIBRARIES! 
  • Easter Seals Michigan  Easter Seals Michigan serves and supports people with disabilities or special needs and their families so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities.
    • Easter Seals Michigan Disability Services and Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce are presenting Color Me EXTRAORDINARY 5K on 6.20.2015. We need volunteers to help from 6:45am-10:45am with directing parking, registration, marshaling the course, throwing color powder, handing out water, supervising the snack tables and set up and tear down of the event. This run is the kick-off for the Auburn Hills Summer Festival. Visit, volunteer and have fun with us! 

      To volunteer email cdunn@essmichigan.org or for more information visit www.essmichigan.org

  • Educatius International brings students from around the world to study in the United States, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Avondale High School for 2015-2016! We are looking for amazing host families who are excited to open their hearts and homes to our international students. Educatius International Host Families come in many different shapes and sizes - young couples with small children, single persons, one parent families, empty nesters, etc. The one characteristic all of our incredible Host Families share is a BIG HEART with a lot of love for a new family member!

    • Don't miss out on this life changing opportunity! For more information, or to start YOUR application, please contact Joy Thomassen at joy.educatius@gmail.com.
  • Hawk Woods Volunteer Opportunities
    • Geocache Birding             Saturday, May 9th 7 am to 3 pm  Help with this birding Geocaching event

    • Rogers School Visits         Monday to Friday May 11-15th Assist with elementary student field trips

    • Father Son Campout        Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7th 3 pm Sat to noon on Sunday.

Annual Event Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fishing Derby
  • Paddlepalooza
  • 5k
  • Rake and Run
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • National Night Out
  • Clinton River Clean Up
  • Summerfest
  • Memorial Day Parade (American Legion)
  • Spooktacular
  • Haunted Trail
  • Hawk Woods Fall Festival
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony

Do you happen to know of a local organization in Auburn Hills that could be added to our list?  Contact aweber@auburnhills.org