Volunteer Opportunities

photo of the Granny Square Group with their blankets
 Granny Square Group makes 100+ lap blankets a year for homebound seniors in the Jackson community. Just one way to give back to others in need.

 "Thank you so very much for the granny quilt. It matches my colors in my living room. May God bless each of you." - Senior Comment

Many Department on Aging programs rely heavily upon the regular assistance of a group of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers can serve as little as an hour or two a month, once a week, or more frequently. Volunteering is a great way to keep active while helping others in the process. Consider some of the opportunities listed below:

Enrichment Class Instructors

Teach a class involving a craft  or skill or share from your knowledge or experience. 

MMAP (Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program) Counselors

Under the direction of the MMAP coordinator, counsel people who have Medicare and Medicaid concerns; provide information on how to select supplemental insurance policies.

Nutrition Site and Senior Center Volunteers

Help serve meals, welcome new participants and assist with special programs and events.

Senior Center Greeters

Welcome guests as they arrive in the senior center; alert staff when a visitor arrives.

Senior Center Craft Corner

Assist customers shopping in our craft sale area.

Tax Volunteers

Under the mentorship of experienced volunteers, assist seniors with the preparation of income tax forms and credits (seasonal opportunity) to learn more go to the  Community Action Agency site.

Other Opportunities

For other volunteer opportunities in the Jackson community, contact the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, at 517-782-4616.