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Volunteer Opportunities at Lighthouse


Volunteering offers so many life-changing moments. That is true both for our clients, who benefit from the services and care that volunteers provide, and for the volunteers themselves who are taking steps to help better their community in a meaningful way. Volunteers are a critical and necessary part of our team here at Lighthouse of Oakland County. Your personal care and concern does wonders to help clients achieve independence from what previously may have been a crisis or poverty situation.


Current Volunteer Openings



The receptionist is the first contact our callers and visitors encounter. There are current openings for receptionsists in four areas within Lighthouse. We ask for a six month commitment, 4 hours per week. The shifts are from 8:00am – noon; or noon – 4:00pm.

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If you enjoy driving and are able to lift up to 40 - 45lbs., we can certainly use your assistance in picking up donations from within the community. Donations can be from food drives held at local schools, churches or businesses or stores donating food, household items or small furniture. We need drivers on a weekly basis, as well as those who can be on call Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


Senior Services Program Assistance

The Senior Services program at Lighthouse Emergency Services is looking for volunteers to help with in-home senior assessments, phone calls and light office work. We also need volunteers to help pack fruits and vegetables for home bound seniors and to help with our monthly senior luncheons held at Lighthouse.


Direct Service Interviewer

Lighthouse Emergency Services is looking for volunteer client interviewers to assess the needs of the clients we serve. This job requires training which consists of an orientation, individual on the job shadowing with a staff member or experienced volunteer, and software training using our client database. Volunteers should be comfortable using the computer. We do ask for an ongoing commitment of one year due to the substantial training and at least 4 hours per week.


Foreclosure Prevention Assistant

Lighthouse Community Development needs volunteers to handle follow-up calls and light office work. Clerical and computer experience is preferred. We ask for a 6 month commitment and at least 4 hours per week.


Food Pantry

Lighthouse is currently in need of volunteers to work in our pantry sorting food and stocking our pantry shelves. Volunteers also pack food for the individuals and families who come to us for help. Our pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm.
























Internship Opportunities

Lighthouse offers several internship positions for college students that meet academic requirements in the field of social work, marketing and public relations, community outreach and early childcare development, just to name a few.  If you are interested in completing an internship at Lighthouse, contact Lizabeth Wiggins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 248-972-1480.

Student Community Service Opportunities  

High school students looking for volunteer hours to fulfill community service requirements are welcome at Lighthouse.  We offer several opportunities to earn community service hours in several areas including special events, food pantry, neighborhood clean-up and several others. If you are interested in student community service hours at Lighthouse, contact Lizabeth Wiggins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 248-972-1480.