Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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

Older Americans Program Volunteer Opportunities

There 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).

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