Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

Adopt a Working Family UW

This Adopt a Family program lifts up "working" families that could use a Holiday blessing. Though working, sometimes LIFE happens. A medical situation, a vehicle repair, roof leak...The list goes on and on. Sadly, over the years, many of these families have fallen through the gaps.
 
You can volunteer and register to provide a Christmas Blessing to one or more of these families in your community that could use a helping hand for the holiday season.
 
For more information call Jana at 231-332-4006 or jana@unitedwaylakeshore.org
 
 

American Red Cross of West Michigan

  • November 11 
  • December 4
  • December 11
  • December 18

Pop into our virtual open house anytime to learn mroe about the American Red Cross of West Michigan and about our volunteer oppotunities. 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97781438971?pwd=TEtyWW52Yk4yODY3MkFFN1ZiazBZdz09 

Password: ARC2020

Salvation Army - Christmas Program 

Volunteers are needed to help pack gift bags and food boxes from November 30 until December 13. 
 
*Volunteers must be masked, gloved, and healthy. They should be able to lift 10lbs or more.
 
For questions please call: (231) 773 - 3284

Salvation Army - Christmas Program

Volunteers are needed to help distribute Christmas Boxes to recipients through a drive-through setting. 
  • December 14: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • December 15: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • December 16: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Volunteers must be masked, gloved, and healthy. They should be able to lift 10lbs or more.
 
For questions please call: (231) 773 - 3284
 

Salvation Army - Bell Ringing 

The bell-ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour - enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries or shelter an individual for a night. 
 
To volunteer today follow the link: 
 
For questions please call: (231) 773 - 3284

Arbor Circle

Sponsors will be paired with a family wish list. There will not be contact between sponsor and family, items will be delivered by the family's worker. 
 
Sign up today by following the link: https://surverymonkey.com/r/acholiday
 
For more information please contact: Janelle Hill at jhill@arborcirlce.org
 

Donate

Hope Project

Hope Project has just received a house to start housing adult survivors of sex trafficking. They need help furnishing their house. United Way of the Lakeshore is partnering with Hope Project to help get items for this house such as; 
  • Furniture
  • Dishes
  • Utensils 
 
For further questions please contact Sara Johnson at sara@hopeprojectusa.org
 

Mission for Area People: 

Suggested items for boys and girls: 
  • Hoodies 
  • PJ lounger pants 
  • Wallets/Purses 
  • Colognes 
  • Gift Cards; restaurants, movies, bowling, iTunes, shopping stores, etc. 
  • Makeup/Perfume/Colone 
*Please have all donations dropped off to Mission for Area people on December 11, 2020, @ 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon, MI 49444
 
Senior Resources of West Michigan 

If you belong to a service group, church, or your family is looking to help others through a product drive, especially with the upcoming holidays, please consider our medical loan closet. 

We are usually in need of;
  • Adult pull-up style disposable briefs in sizes small, medium, and large;
  • One-time use gloves in sizes medium, large, and XL
  • Wipes.
 
Please contact Shannon at 231-733-3570 if your group or family can donate any of these items. Our older adults and their caregivers would be so grateful!

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Mission for Area People - Teen Town Christmas

Parents can go to Mission for Area People at the listed days and times below with the proper ID for themselves and their teens to receive gifts for Christmas. 
  • December 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • December 2: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • December 3: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 8: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • December 9: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • December 10: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon, MI 49444
For questions please call: (231) 733 - 9672

Salvation Army - Toys for Tots

To receive a Christmas basket and Toys for kids ages infant to 14 sing up from November 2 - December 4 by following the link:
 
For further questions please call: 231-733-3284