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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is an investment in your community. The City of Auburn Hills has numerous ways to invest in your community. Even if you just have an hour, we can use you. We have opportunities for individuals, families and students. Contact the Community Center at 248-370-9353 for more information. For volunteer inquiries please contact: AUBURNHILLSVOLUNTEER@AUBURNHILLS.ORGPlease note:  All volunteers are required to pass a background check.

Spring Rake & Run
Want to make a difference in a day? Volunteers are needed to help seniors clean up yards. Rakes and yard waste bags will be provided. Great opportunity for groups and families.  

Meals on Wheels Driver Needed for Daytime Deliveries 
Meals on Wheels provides daily nutritious meals to homebound seniors with the added bonus of a quick safety check and much-needed human connection that comes with each delivery. Different routes are available. Scheduling is easy and flexible. This is a great opportunity for families, students, civic groups, churches, businesses, employees, and retirees to help out.

Meal Packers and Servers Needed
Many hands are needed in our kitchen for our Nutrition Program. Meals are packaged at the Community Center Monday thru Friday for our homebound seniors. Volunteers are also needed for serving site meals and clean-up.

SHARP
Volunteers are needed for SHARP – Senior Home Assistance Repair Program. The SHARP program provides home repair to senior and disabled residents. The labor is free; the homeowner pays for the cost of the materials. Trained volunteers will provide miscellaneous home repairs and maintenance.  

AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers 
Do you enjoy helping people? Are you good with numbers and have some basic computer skills? The 2019 tax season is just around the corner and our local AARP Tax-Aide Program is seeking volunteer Tax counselors to provide free personal income tax preparation for seniors and low-middle income taxpayers. Training takes place in December and January. Tax preparation is done during February through mid-April, 1 or 2 days a week. We are also recruiting for Client Facilitators who staff the “front desk” at our sites to meet and greet customers and perform limited initial screening (but do not prepare tax returns). If interested in this rewarding volunteer opportunity, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide, or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) for more information. 

Other Volunteer Opportunities 
Even if your availability or interests do not fall into these categories, you can still help. We have special events that need friendly volunteers. We have Outreach Programs that utilize volunteers to make sure that seniors have up to date medical info or just to check in. If you are interested in volunteering at your convenience, we constantly have a need for individuals or groups to help with getting the word out on services or programs that are offered.