Volunteering is a phenomenal way to get involved, give back, and get to know your community. Whether on your own or in a group, it is a fulfilling experience. And not to mention, it keeps programs and events that define our community running smoothly. It’s important to remember that volunteers are needed throughout the whole year – not just at big events. Truthfully, volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and of our Community Center.
We have plenty of volunteer opportunities at the Auburn Hills Community Center and there is always something new coming around that we can use your help at.
Kitchen Help – The Auburn Hills Community Center is looking for volunteers for our monthly Senior Parties and daily meal service. Daily meal service includes packing meals for Meals on Wheels, as well as, serving meals on site to our seniors. We also have monthly Senior Parties. This includes set up, food service, tear down, and clean up. These parties have monthly themes and are a lot of fun for our seniors and volunteers.
Time: Varies, 10am-12pm or 10am-1pm
Place: Community Center
Meals on Wheels – Our Community Center is looking for Meals on Wheels drivers. Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers nutritious and well-balanced meals to home-bound seniors Monday – Friday. The Community Center is the starting point for Meal Delivery in Auburn Hills. Volunteers pick up meals to be delivered and deliver them to the home-bound seniors designated on each route. We are looking for consistent individuals, as well as, back-up help for this fulfilling program. This is great for groups or individuals.
Time: 10am – 12pm, Monday through Friday
Homebound Library Program – The Auburn Hills Library needs volunteers to help deliver library books and materials to home-bound residents. Volunteers are needed every 3 to 6 weeks depending on the need, and materials are picked up at the library. Delivery takes about an hour. If you’re interested in helping our home-bound seniors, then this might be the volunteer opportunity for you!
Rake and Run – Do you have a group that is looking to get involved and help seniors in the community? The Rake and Run program is a perfect opportunity for you! Rake and Run takes place over 2 weeks in fall, and groups are assigned to houses belonging to Auburn Hills seniors who are unable to rake the leaves in their yard. Groups are able to select any of the dates (listed below), but supplies (rakes) are limited. Groups are welcome to bring their own rakes or lawn supplies (bags are supplied). Groups will pick up supplies at the our Community Center, and then head out into the community to rake and bag leaves. This is a great group opportunity!
Dates: October 24th – November 7th
Time: Varies by group preference and supply availability
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, visit our website and fill out a Volunteer Application. You can email, mail, or bring the application back to the Community Center. For more information about any of these opportunities, feel free to contact Natalie Stasyk, the Senior Services Volunteer Coordinator at 248-370-9353.