Thinking About Volunteering?

Why be a Volunteer?

  • Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach skills to others
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Gain work experience
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improve your health
  • Meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Improves the likelihood that children will volunteer as an adult


Where to Start

  • Decide which type of volunteering is right for you
  • Understand the expectations of the organization
  • Identify what you want out of your volunteer experience
  • Then Call 810-667-2912 or email khebberd@unitedwaylapeer.org  to find oportunities here in Lapeer County
  • There are a variety of agencies that would appreciate your time and skills. Programs that help our community include activities from domestic violence help, animal service opportunities and transportation volunteer opportunities.
  • Thank you for taking the time to Live United.

Have Fun and Remember Volunteering can be:

  • In a group, as an individual or as a family
  • One hour or a lifetime
  • Working with children, adults, animals, numbers or to improve our community
  • Working outside or inside