Volunteer Opportunities

happy volunteer group with food donation

Volunteering is a way of giving back and helping others that provides a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Because we offer many different services to the community of Allegan County, we also have many opportunities for you to become involved.  Feel free to consider any of the opportunities outlined below.  We are proud to have many volunteers who have been with us for many years.  We hope to add you to our roster of great people helping others in our community.

There are many ways that volunteers can contribute to Community Action. Every volunteer brings different experiences, skills, and talents and has unique contributions to make. Your knowledge, time and talent are valuable and desired. We  welcome volunteers who come on a regular basis or who can only volunteer one day. No amount of time is too much or too little.

Featured Volunteer Position!

Join our Team of Volunteers.

Volunteer Driver Opportunity Available

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Parents and Community Member Opportunities

Share a special talent, hobby, or interest in the classroom
Offer professional training programming for staff and/or parents
Mentor families
Volunteer in the classroom
Assist with administrative tasks
Participate on a committee
Participate on the Policy Council


All volunteers must meet all safety clearance requirements (child abuse and criminal background clearances). Additionally, if a volunteer will be in the classroom with children at least four hours per week for more than two consecutive weeks he/she will also need the following procedures completed: pass a TB test and complete a physical exam. Volunteers are supervised all times in the classroom.


Sarah See, Head Start Director at (269) 673-3795 ext. 235 or email ssee@communityactionallegan.org

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Head Start and Early Head Start

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Policy Council

  • Parent representatives from each Head Start center meet monthly to share ideas, plan Head Start activities, and be a part of program decisions.Attend Family Fun Night Parent MeetingsKids playing music with xylophone
    • Family Fun Night Parent Meetings are a great opportunity to find out what is going on at your child’s center.
    • Events are held in the evening and include Head Start program updates, classroom updates, themed activities, and educational programming for activities at home.

    Participate in classroom activities

    • Attend Parent and Child Time (PACT) events
    • Assist with daily classroom activities
    • Read books at story time
    • Chaperone field trips or on the bus
    • Supervise the playground or at meal time
    • Assist with office work
    • And more…. talk to your child’s teacher for ideas

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Older Americans Program Volunteer Opportunities

Helping handsThere are also many ways that volunteers may contribute to the Older Americans program. The Older Americans Program needs mature, reliable volunteers to assist with the following services for seniors living in Allegan County:


Assist seniors with rides to and from medical, legal, nutritional or social appointments
Mileage reimbursement is available
Set own schedule and the communities in which you wish to drive
A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and current car insurance are necessary

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Transport meals to seniors in their homes
Mileage reimbursement is available
Service delivery area is all of Allegan County
A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and current car insurance are necessary


All volunteers must meet all safety clearance requirements (criminal background clearances).

If you are interested in volunteering for the Older Americans program please contact us.

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Become a Volunteer