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Senior Citizen's Guide to Detroit

Employment & Volunteerism Resources in the Detroit, Michigan Area
Including Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties

The following list is just a small sample of organizations that need your help or that offer stipends for volunteers.


Accounting Aid Society • 313-647-9620
— Volunteers needed to help prepare tax returns for low-income families and the elderly.

Alzheimer's Association • 248-351-0280
— Volunteer opportunities are available in the Chapter office helping with programs, services, and special events.

American Red Cross • 313-494-2857
— Volunteer opportunities to assist with disasters, provide assistance to health care professionals, hospitals and nursing homes, teaching health and safety courses, collecting blood, transporting clients to medical appointments.

Better Business Bureau of Detroit and Eastern Michigan • 248-644-9100
— Volunteer opportunities for answering telephones, complaint handling, mediation and arbitration, public speaking, data entry, receptionist and clerical duties.

Community Services
Macomb • 586-469-6999
Oakland • 248-542-5860
City of Detroit Dept of Human Services • 313-852-5628

Detroit Executive Service Corps • 248-395-2840
— Trained volunteers who provide management counseling to nonprofits in the Metropolitan Detroit Area

Foster Grandparent Program • 248-559-1147 ext. 3435
— Provides volunteer opportunities for low-income adults (60 and over) to work with troubled and needy children (in exchange for a small stipend and other benefits).

George W. Romney Volunteer Center • 313-226-9430
— Volunteer opportunities and short-term volunteer options through this clearinghouse of volunteer resources in Southeastern Michigan.

Goodwill Industries • 313-964-3900

Head Start • 586-469-5215
— Macomb County - Head Start is a free preschool program for income eligible families with three and four year old children.

Jewish Family Services • 248-592-2300
— Located in West Bloomfield - Volunteer as a mentor, or provide outreach support.

Judson Center • 248-549-4339
—Royal Oak - Volunteer as a mentor, academic tutor and many other volunteer opportunities

League of Women Voters • 313-962-0905

Macomb County Department of Senior Services • 586-469-6317
— Chore Referral

Meals on Wheels
Dearborn Heights • 313-791-3550
Detroit • 313-446-4444
Grosse Pointe Wood, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shore, Grosse Pointe Harbor Woods • 313-882-9600
Pontiac • 248-738-9393
Macomb County • 586-469-5228
Oakland County
   · Emerald Food Service • 248-689-0001
   · Southeast Oakland • 1-800-317-0532
   · Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp., Auburn Hills, Lake Orion, Oxford, Brandon Twp., Independence Twp, Addison Twp • 248-608-0264
National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section • 248-355-3300
— Volunteers can be drivers, deliverers, kitchen helpers, bakers, and Steering Committee members.

Oakland County Mobile Meals
Volunteering • 248-209-2671
Employment • 248-209-2675 or 248-209-2676
— Numerous volunteer opportunities for seniors, delivering meals, helping the needy, mentoring, special projects.

Oakland Livingston Human Services • 248-209-2600

Oakland Livingston Human Services (volunteer) • 248-209-2623
— Numerous volunteer opportunities for seniors, delivering meals, helping the needy, mentoring, special projects.

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) • 248-559-1147 ext. 3424
Macomb County • 586-412-8054
Oakland County • 248-559-1147
Wayne County • 313-883-7764
— Coordinates the volunteer efforts of older adults in public and non-profit Agencies.

Senior Alliance Chore Referral • 734-722-2830

Senior Companion Program • 248-559-1147 ext. 3437
— Offers volunteer opportunities to low-income older adults (60 and older) to work with adults with special needs in both residential and institutional settings (in exchange for a small stipend and other benefits).

Wayne County Office of Senior Services • 734-727-7373


Also: Call your local libraries, school districts and senior centers for great volunteer opportunities nearby.

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