Volunteer Opportunities

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.

We encourage you to view our list of Volunteer Opportunities below and see what fits your interests, schedule and skills. Many of our volunteers have also met professionals, neighbors and friends who ultimately became a part of their personal network through volunteering at Lighthouse.

If you are interested in volunteering at Lighthouse of Oakland County, please complete our volunteer application under the Get Involved tab or call our Volunteer Resources Department at (248) 920-6060 ext. 2210 or email us at volunteering@lighthouseoakland.org.

Current Volunteer Openings at Lighthouse of Oakland County:

Receptionist for LOC, LES, PATH: The Receptionist is the first contact our callers and visitors encounter. With a warm smile and a pleasant voice this person will answer the switchboard phone and redirect callers to a staff person. They will greet visitors as they arrive for meetings with staff members. They will also be responsible to assist with mailings and other administrative tasks as needed. We ask for a 6 month commitment, 4 hours per week, 8am – noon or noon – 4:00pm.

Lighthouse of Oakland County is looking for several volunteer drivers to pick up donations at schools, churches, businesses, stores or residential homes within Oakland County (Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and Troy) and deliver the items to Lighthouse.  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.

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 furniture. The volunteer will have to use their own vehicle; therefore, a SUV or truck would be most helpful. Unfortunately, we do not reimburse for mileage. However, you can claim the miles on your income tax.

Senior Services Program Assistance: The Senior Services program at Lighthouse Emergency Services is looking for volunteers to help with in-home assessments to determine what the clients needs are. We also need people to work in the office making phone calls and filing paperwork. Once a month we could use people for packing and delivering fresh fruit, vegetables and Focus Hope commodity foods to low income seniors. We provide a monthly luncheon here at Lighthouse for seniors and we are looking for volunteers to help with this. We also need help with calling seniors when it is very cold or very warm outside to see if they need assistance. We ask for a 6 month to one year commitment.

Direct Service Interviewer: Lighthouse Emergency Services conducts interviews with all of the clients. This volunteer position assesses the need for assistance and where possible, fulfills the client’s needs. 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. This volunteer 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. These calls will be to clients asking them to bring in documents or to lenders to get status updates. They will also help organize files and do some filing. We ask for someone with some clerical experience including computer skills. Good phone skills would also be helpful. We ask for a 6 month commitment and at least 4 hours per week.

We also need your help ensuring we have the supplies necessary to assist client in their transition from crisis to independence.  Volunteers are needed to coordinate drives in their community for any of the following items: 

(Click the headings to view the list of items)

For Babies

For the Household

Personal Care Items

Pantry Items

Other Items

Senior Services


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