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Volunteer Opportunities

You can become a volunteer in school near you and make a difference! Opportunity Connection can help find the school and a job that fits your needs. All you have to do is decide what you want to do and make a commitment.

Volunteers work with schools and children in many areas including tutoring, reading to students, helping out in the libraries and computer labs, and assisting on the playground.They also support other activities such as chaperoning dances or field trips, helping with school productions and even attending PTA meetings.

Jobs are available to fit every schedule, whether it is one hour a week or one day per month, the presence of a caring individual and the attention that is given can make a difference in a child's life. 

People of all professions, ages, and educational backgrounds are invited to join Opportunity Connection's Volunteer Program. All that is needed is the desire to help and the love of children. The first step is to call 989-893-4567, and ask for Jo Ellen or email a request at contact@opportunityconnection.net  or go to United Way of Bay County website to get started.

Dow communityGives

Through the Dow communityGives Program youth groups have the opportunity earn $500 for their programs while giving back to the community. A stipulation of the program is volunteer hours. All applicants must complete a minimum of 50 group volunteer hours for local projects.

Who Can Apply

K-12 aged groups including:

School Groups (Bands, Student Councils, French Clubs, etc.

Service Clubs (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church Youth Groups, etc.)

Sports Teams (Football, Cheerleading, Hockey, etc.)

How Do I Apply

Program details and a sample application can be found by clicking HERE. You can also contact Jeffery Tenbusch at the Bay Area Community Foundation by calling 989.893.4438 or emailing at jefferyt@bayfoundation.org.