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VOLUNTEER MASON!

Get involved today!

Look over the opportunities in Mason, choose one and start making an impact!

Check our Facebook page for one-time current opportunities!

CLOTHING BANK

ORGANIZATION: First United Methodist Church

We have one of the largest clothing banks in the Lansing area and are looking for individuals or groups who want to invest in their community. We always need people to help us process our donations and get them sorted and ready for pick up days. Some things our volunteers help with include organizing, sorting, hanging clothes, cleaning items, and doing small repairs on clothing, books, and small household items.

Please contact us and we will help you get started. Experience the special reward in doing something for those that may never be able to repay your kindness…. but may increase your heart capacity!

Where: Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 East Ash Street, Mason

When: Open the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month (3-7 PM) but we often need help sorting on other days of the week.

EVENT ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

If you enjoy greeting people, being creative, and like variety, this is for you!

We often participate in a variety of events throughout the year which may include hosting a booth at Sun Dried Music Festival, Down Home Days, Spring Fling, etc. We also may participate in the 4th of July parade with a float or decorate our van for a Trunk 'or' Treat!

If you'd like to be contacted about helping with an event, let us know and we'll add you to our resource group.

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are looking for someone that loves Facebook and has a talent for creating viewer interest with photos and attraction-getting information.


We want to keep Mason and its surrounding areas up-to-date on what we're doing and how we are working with Mason churches, service groups, and businesses to help restore hope!

Where: from your home

When: ongoing

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are looking for volunteers who have a good working knowledge and experience working with the WIX platform to manage our website, to help us keep it up-to-date and add new features as needed. 

Where: from your home

When: ongoing 

FRIENDS HELPER

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

FRIENDS is a social gathering for individuals in the Mason area who have a developmental or cognitive disability and are 26 years old or older. We are looking for someone who would help everyone get a name tag and get signed in and help prepare and serve snacks or other odd jobs. You’re welcome to help us on a regular basis or whenever it works for you!

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Mason

When: 1st Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:30 PM

HOME IMPROVEMENT

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are asked at times to help with projects such as installing ramps and may need extra crew to help. If you would like to be added to a group email, we will let you know when we have a need. 

Where: Mason area

When: as needed

PICKUP / DELIVERY

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We often have someone that either wants to donate items to us or need items. So we need people willing to drive their vehicle to do this. It could include picking up or delivering clothing, furniture, food, etc. Let us know if you would like to be added to this email group and notified when there is a need. 

Where: Mason area and neighboring towns.

When: as needed

MEALS ON WHEELS

ORGANIZATION: Meals on Wheels-Rural Ingham County

If you enjoy driving and people, we have a spot for you! Meals on Wheels needs drivers to take meals to neighboring cities as well as individuals. We can also use people to sort meals and prepare them for pickup by drivers.

Rural Ingham Meals on Wheels services Holt, Mason, Williamston, Webberville, Stockbridge, Leslie, Dansville and Onondaga.

Where: First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple Street, Mason, Michigan

When: We can fit your schedule with our needs.

TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

At times, we have people who have no reliable/affordable way to get to the food bank, a medical appointment, etc.

We are building a volunteer team to ensure that seniors, families, veterans, and people living with disabilities do not suffer unnecessarily due to transportation issues. 

Volunteer drivers should be between the ages of 18-84 with  a good driving record, a current license, safe vehicle, and insurance. It helps to have good communication skills and a good sense of direction.

Where: Lansing/Mason areas

When: Flexible to meet your schedule.

VITA TAX REMINDER CALLS

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are looking for someone who enjoys making phone calls. You will call people scheduled to come in and meet with a tax intake specialist. You will remind them what they need to bring, what day and time their appointment is and where to come. You will be trained on what you will go over with them as well as answers to questions you may be asked. 


When: Mid January through 1st of April.

Where: This can be done from your home.

VITA TAX INTAKE SPECIALIST

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

Intake Specialists assist clients in filling out intake forms, scanning their documents to a secure server, and perform a short interview with clients. They ensure that all documentation is provided so that a tax preparer can fill out the return remotely.

Where: First United Methodist Church, Mason

When Mid-January through early April

VITA TAX PREPARER

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

As a volunteer tax preparer, you will ensure that our clients get the best return on their taxes. By serving a few hours once a week during tax season, you will make a significant contribution to our effort to return millions of dollars to members of our community and help families avoid costly tax preparation fees. And there’s no need to have prior experience! VITA provides comprehensive training and in-person support so that you can provide clients the highest-quality service completing returns.

Requirements: to work from home, you will need internet and a computer. VITA may have extra computers if needed. 


Where: This can be done from your home or at the tax site.

When: Mid January through 1st of April.

YARD MAINTENANCE / SNOW REMOVAL

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We need volunteers willing to help residents at risk of being fined for home maintenance issues not meeting code. This could include lawns not being mowed, leaves not raked or snow not being removed.


We hope to provide the homeowner in need with 2-3 contacts in their area that could help. We would provide them with your contact information, and it would be up to them to contact you. You can sign up for one or all three areas - it’s totally up to you!

Where: Let us know how far out you are willing to go from your home to help (2 block radius – 2 mile radius, etc.)

When: Whenever you are needed and available.

ANIMAL SHELTER

Volunteer Opportunities include:
     *Animal enrichment and exercise
     *Transporting animals to and from partner shelters and rescues
     *Staffing special events
     *Adoption counselling
     *Animal fostering
     *Support at our community Outreach Center
     *Housekeeping

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old . A parent or guardian must sign the volunteer application for volunteers under the age of 18.

We host volunteer orientation meetings each month.  Meetings are typically 90 minutes in length and take place at the shelter located at 600 Buhl St.  in Mason. 

For more information on our volunteer program, please call 517-676-8311 or email rmartel@ingham.org.

FOOD BANK

UPDATE: at this time, we are not taking new volunteers.

The volunteers at the Mason Food Bank make up grocery bags to be picked up by food bank clients. They also meet clients in their car and fill food orders. Other volunteers may also shop for the us. 

Where: 118 W. Oak Street

When: We are open Mondays 9-11, Tuesdays 4-6, and Thursdays 11-1.

MASON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Welcome! Mason Public Schools is excited to consider you for volunteer positions across the district.  Individuals, groups, or businesses that would like to volunteer their time, talents, or resources to the students of Mason Public Schools have two primary volunteer options:

Individuals or groups that are interested in regularly scheduled volunteer position.

Examples might include field trip chaperones, classroom assistants, crossing guards, etc. 

Please contact the Human Resources Department at (517) 676-6533 if you have any questions regarding volunteering opportunities.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

ORGANIZATON: Mason Comunity Services

Mason has wonderful garden space for those that love to garden but don't have room! Many of the gardeners donate their surplus to the Mason Food Bank!


The garden leaders need help every spring to get the garden ready for the year and again every fall to close it down - spreading hay, etc. No experience necessary, all ages welcome!

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are looking for a volunteer to document events with photography and video. Event dates will vary depending on what we have going on. 

We would expect this volunteer to communicate with persons in the photos/videos and obtain verbal or written consent of photo release, upload the materials with notes and descriptions of the event, and keep organized digital files. 

Requirements:

Basic photography and videography experience

Cultural sensitivity

Own transporation

KEEPING IN TOUCH PHONE CALLS

ORGANIZATION: Mason Community Services

We are looking for someone who enjoys meeting new people and making phone calls. We want to make sure we stay in touch with people we have assisted and see how they are doing or if there is anything they need.

This person would need to be very sensitive to a person's privacy and need to keep information confidential. We would also expect them to keep in contact with one of our board members to let us know how things are going or if there is anything we need to follow up on.

BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS

ORGANIZATION: Cardboard Prophets

It's a win-win! People have bags they don't know what to do with after feeding their pigs, horses, and chickens. It turns out they make great bags for the homeless! They are water proof so help keep what little they have dry! We have directions for both sewing them or just using duct tape - your choice!

Contact us and we'll get you set up with bags, directions, and a lot of fun! This would make a great group project for scouts, 4-H, etc.!

EVENT ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZATION: Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts several events throughout the year (Spring Fling, Down Home Days, Sun Dried Music Festival, etc. We would welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with us to help make these events spectacular for everyone attending.

If you know of other volunteer opportunities we should post, please contact us!