Volunteer Today

Looking to volunteer at NEMCSA and help your community?

To gain new experiences and achieve happiness...

To give back and help others in your community...

To meet new people...

To feel a sense of accomplishment...

 

Whether you can volunteer one hour a month, 20 hours a week, or on an as-needed basis, NEMCSA has a variety of programs that are recruiting volunteers. See below for more information, and thanks for your service!

 

Early Childhood Services 

Early Childhood Services is always looking of volunteers whether it is  in the classroom, assisting with curriculum, helping on the playground, or acting as a translator.  

 

 

 

 

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provides volunteer opportunities to income-eligible senior citizens by establishing a consistent, one-on-one relationship with school-age children in need of special attention and academic support.  

Senior Companion Program (SCP)

If you think you would enjoy helping frail adults, providing respite to families and caregivers, offering one-to-one companionship and building mutually beneficial friendships, the Senior Companion Program (SCP) might be for you.  

 

 

 

Food Assistance Programs 

Warehouse/Food Packing needs volunteers to help prepare boxes of food that are distributed to those in need.  The warehouse is located in Ossineke.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Do you like solving puzzles and helping people? Are you computer savvy? Join the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program and help seniors and persons with disabilities understand their rights and options in Medicare.  Volunteers assist beneficiaries in understanding their Medicare options, enrolling in Part C and Part D plans, and completing applications for Low-Income Subsidy through the Social Security Administration or Medicare Savings Program through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The mission is simple: ‘To educate, counsel and empower Michigan’s older adults and individuals with disabilities, and those who serve them, so that they can make informed health benefit decisions.’ Current counselors are made up of people who want nothing more than to do this and to help a neighbor, community member, or friend. That’s the common thread. Their interests and their lives vary and there is no specific mold for what defines a MMAP counselor.  

 

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP helps you apply the skills and wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  You choose how and where you want to serve, how much time you want to give and whether you want to share skills you have or develop new ones.  We have opportunities mentoring children, driving seniors to doctors’ appointments or to get groceries, working in food pantries, and so much more!

 

 

 

 

Evidence-Based Disease Prevention Programs

Evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs are designed to help older adults prevent and/or manage chronic diseases, adopt healthier lifestyles, and improve their health status. Healthy aging reduces healthcare costs and increases quality of life for older adults. Evidence-based programs offered through a series of workshops in a supported classroom setting, empower older adults to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management. All programs are translated into practical, effective community-based programs. In addition, they have been extensively researched, evaluated and proven to be effective.