Volunteering in Your Community

Bay City Fireworks - click to expand

The Bay City Fireworks Festival is a 100% volunteer organization. We are always looking for new volunteers to help out in many different areas of the festival. Would you like to be involved with one of the greatest firework festivals in the Mid-West? Contact Mary Ida Doan @ (989) 686-1460. For more information on the fireworks visit http://www.baycityfireworksfest.net/

Bay City Players - click to expand

No matter your skills or areas of interest, they have an opportunity for you. Many of their volunteer positions require no previous experience – just the desire to learn through on–the-job training. Fill out the volunteer application on their site. You will be able to choose what you want to volunteer for on the form.  The committee will then contact you with volunteer opportunities and you will be able to select from them.  An usher may work a night of performance, a set construction may work several evenings.

CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council Great Lakes Bay Region - click to expand

Volunteering for the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region means you can make a difference in a child’s life and fulfill your own.

When you volunteer, you:

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community.
  • Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule.
  • Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime.
  • Learn and grow personally and professionally.
  • Involve your family and friends.
  • Prevent child abuse in Bay & Saginaw counties.

For a list of volunteer opportunities,click here. For a volunteer application, click here.

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission - click to expand

Click here to volunteer.  Download and fill out the volunteer application on their site.  Volunteers are required to undergo a background check.  Please note:  The application process/background check can take up to two weeks.  After successful review of your applciation/background check, the Director of Volunteer Efforts will contact you about beginning your volunteer service.  For more information contact the Director of Volunteer Efforts at 989-893-5973 ext 215 or email volunteer@gsrmbaycity.org.  Good Samaritan Rescue Mission also have a need of product donations.  Click here for the latest list.

Habitat For Humanity - Bay County - click to expand

A volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Though the vast majority have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.
Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Bay County Habitat For Humanity depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like Family Selection, Family Support, Public Relations, Construction Skills Training, and Volunteer Services. We also offer opportunities in our ReStore, a volunteer-run building materials recycling center.

We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. Time commitments vary; some volunteers dedicate every day of the week to Bay County Habitat For Humanity and others spend just a few hours each month working on projects or in the ReStore. As a volunteer for Bay County Habitat For Humanity, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of simple, decent homes.

Bay County Habitat For Humanity offers volunteer opportunities for you to help with all aspects of home building. We have both construction and non-construction volunteer opportunities available to you. You do not need to be an expert in construction to help out on a work site. There are many tasks that require only a willingness to learn and work with others. On-site construction work is the most popular of Habitat's volunteer opportunities. We make every effort to incorporate all willing volunteers regardless of skill level. All volunteers on the construction site must be at least 16 years of age or older. We will work rain or shine!

Individuals and groups can participate in construction activities by checking our web site each week or calling the Bay City office to see where we are working. To help ensure a safe work environment, construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Teens, 16 and 17, may work on a construction site provided their parent or guardian has filled out a Minor’s Release of Liability form. Those under 18 must not use power tools, climb ladders, or work on scaffolding or the roof.

There is a volunteer application on line to fill out as well as adult release and waiver of liability forms. For additional information contact Nicole at 989-895-0980, ask for her.

Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Kick-Off Week July 14-22nd - click to expand

#BuildingHomesCommunities&Hope - Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 South Catherine Street, Bay City, MI 48706, USA  

Bay County Habitat for Humanity is excited to kick-off our 3rd year working in the One-Ways Neighborhood on the West side of Bay City! Our goal is to repair, weatherize, and revitalize 30 homes this year! 

Bay County Habitat's #NeighborhoodRevitalization is possible thanks to the generosity and support of hundreds of volunteers, major sponsors, and many other businesses, churches, and organizations.

Volunteers will be working on a variety of home improvement and repair projects including painting, landscaping, repairing and replacing porches, and building ramps. Shifts are available from 8:30 to 12:30 and 12:30 to 4:30, each day with lunch and a t-shirt provided for every volunteer. Contact Nicole at 989-895-0980 if you'd like to help.

Hometown Home Health Care & Hospice - click to expand

They are searching for people who are truly interested in not just volunteering, but really making a difference. We are searching for people who are willing to spend time with people who look forward to friendly faces, to sit with a patient in their home to allow the family to be able to get the groceries they need for the week, to play games or make crafts, or a number of other of ways that we can bring dignity and peace to patients and their families during this trying time. We have patients who live in facilities and some in their own home. Volunteering in hospice is an incredibly rewarding way of giving back to the community without disrupting your busy school, work, and family life. We work with you to find the best fit, and you are always in control of your volunteer experience. Please contact us today if this sounds like a good fit for you.

When: It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where: Various Bay City area location
Requirements & Commitment: - Driver's License Needed, Background Check, Must be at least 18, Orientation or Training, At least one hour every other week, Background Check, Training, and TB test

Apply:  VolunteerMatch.org. Choose "I want to help" and it takes you to sign up on line. The home base for the hospice is in Lapeer but the patients are Bay City Residents.

Contact:  Eric Wood 888-852-3310

State Theater - click to expand

Want to be a volunteer? Great! They want to hear from you! Volunteer positions include: - Ticket Taker - Greeter - Concessions - Usher - Bartender. Please contact the State Theater at (989) 892-2660 ext 2 or at brenda@statetheatrebaycity.com. Please include your name, telephone number and area of interest listed above.    You will then be put on an email list which usually comes out Tuesday's, depending on the current need.  Please respond to the current need by email with details on what you would like to volunteer for.  You will then be notified if your request was accepted.  This also includes Wenona Park Tuesday night movies and Wednesday night concerts. Generally please arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes before showtime unless instructed otherwise. Doors open 1 hour before show time. If seating permits and duties are completed, you may be able to watch the show. Bartenders and concession workers are needed throughout the show.

Tall Ship Celebration - click to expand

Bay City is a host port for the TALL SHIPS® CHALLENGE, a series of races and rallies organized by TALL SHIPS AMERICA.

Tall Ship Celebration would not be possible without the passion and dedication of volunteers who enthusiastically give of their own time and make sure our guests receive all the assistance they require. Each year that we have had the honor of hosting the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes fleet, we have been fortunate to work with 500 or more volunteers who have made Tall Ship Celebration one of our region’s most successful events.

Volunteers are required to attend an orientation meeting prior to the event and must commit to work a minimum of 2 shifts during the festival. Tall Ship Celebration is an outdoor event and our volunteers spend a lot of time in the sun and on their feet.

Volunteers receive a volunteer t-shirt and have access to a shaded break area and drinking water during their shifts. Volunteers who commit to work at least 3 shifts also receive a Souvenir Passport. All who donate their time and talents are invited to a Volunteer Recognition party which will be held shortly after the event. If you are interested in becoming a Tall Ship Celebration volunteer, please register at volunteerspot.com.

Women’s Center - Bay Area - click to expand

Bay Area Women’s Center welcomes the assistance of volunteers and interns to aid us in providing an array of quality services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Volunteer and intern assistance is incorporated into every aspect of the agency from maintenance of the facility to direct client services. We accept volunteers as young as age 18 and provide basic training then on-the-job shadowing.

Volunteering your time at the BAWC is rewarding, it can help you meet educational requirements, and gain valuable work experience. Individuals and groups can volunteer their time on a weekly, monthly, or on-call basis. BAWC operates 24 hours a day and offers flexible hours that coordinate with most schedules.

Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteering can help you:

  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach your skills to others
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Enrich your life
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Gain new insights
  • Make new friends
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Help others reach their potential
  • Better the community
  • Be part of a team
  • Showcase good citizenship
Volunteers are vital to Bay Area Women's Center. Without volunteers we would not be able to meet many of our goals. All volunteers are given an orientation and appropriate training.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • On-Site Volunteer Opportunities
  • Prevention & Awareness Volunteer Opportunities
  • Special Event Planning
  • Committee Opportunities
  • Internships


    For more information about possible ways you or your group could help, call our Volunteer Services Manager at (989) 686-4551.