Volunteer Opportunities

volunteerVolunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on the community. Below is a list of great opportunities for individuals, families, students seeking community service hours, and businesses wanting to connect with the community.
Please contact
 248.370.9353 to volunteer or for more information.
NEW We now have an email address for volunteer inquiries: auburnhillsvolunteer@auburnhills.org 
Please note: All volunteers are required to pass a background check.

 Volunteer Applications

  • Auburn Hills Public Library – Volunteers will pick up pre-chosen books from the Auburn Hills Public Library and deliver the books to homebound seniors or disabled citizens in our community. Volunteers would also pick up the books from the patrons and return them to the library when they are done with them.
  • Avondale Youth Assistance  Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) has maintained a long-standing partnership with the Avondale School District offering counseling and prevention services to Avondale students and their families in pursuit of its mission to prevent juvenile delinquency. AYA sponsors summer and after-school programs to help students succeed academically.  Volunteers are needed for middle and high school tutoring.  AYA's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony recognizes Avondale students for the good things they are doing in the community. If you know a young person who deserves to be recognized, nomination forms are available on the district's web site. AYA also matches youngsters with adult mentors who are trained through Oakland County Youth Assistance.
  • Auburn Hills Rotary Club - The Auburn Hills Rotary Club is a local service organization with a global reach to over 1 million members of Rotary International. The Auburn Hills Rotary Club is comprised of business and community leaders who use their passion and experience to serve  the community through a variety of events and projects, such as its annual scholarship fund, pancake breakfast, AH city clean-up day, art auction, and mentoring for young professionals. The club meets twice a month. For more information, contact Sharna Hatcher at 248-923-5589 or email us at auburnhillsrotaryclub@gmail.com.
  • Auburn Hills Spring /Fall Rake-N- Run - Want to make a difference in a day? Volunteers are needed to help seniors clean up yards. Rakes and yard waste bags will be provided. Great opportunity for groups.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan - Matilda R. Wilson Club of Auburn Hills – There are many opportunities available to help mentor and guide a child – everything from one-on-one homework help to engaging activities like coaching basketball and exploring the arts.
  • Crisis Helpline at Common Ground - Have you ever saved a life? Common Grounds' 24-hour Resource and Crisis Helpline helps people move from crisis to hope by providing access to confidential crisis intervention, emotional support, debriefing, information, and referrals by phone, via text or by webchat.
    No experience is required! To get involved, please contact Rose Chisholm at 248.456.8150 or email getinvolved@cghelps.org.
  • Easter Seals Michigan  Easter Seals Michigan serves and supports people with disabilities or special needs and their families so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities. To volunteer email cdunn@essmichigan.org or for more information visit www.essmichigan.org
  • Emergency Services Front Desk Duties – Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments are looking for volunteers to staff the front desk of the Public Safety Building. Volunteers will greet citizens, direct them and do simple clerical work for both departments. The volunteers would commit to a three-hour shift once a week.
  • File of Life Volunteers – This valuable program is sponsored by the Auburn Hills Police, Fire and Senior Citizen Services Departments. The File of Life program is a paper emergency information system that is utilized by emergency personnel. Information about health, medications, and emergency contacts is included in this file. Volunteers will work closely with the departments in registering senior residents and updating records.
  • Friends of the Auburn Hills Library  Their goal is to encourage literacy, life-long learning, love of reading and act as a liaison for special projects at the library. GOOD FRIENDS ARE THE HEART OF GOOD LIBRARIES! 
  • Meals on Wheels – Volunteer Drivers are needed 5 days a week to deliver meals to homebound seniors. By doing this our volunteers make sure a homebound senior receives a nutritious meal from the meal program. We have weekday/weekend meal routes available. What a great opportunity for families, students, civic groups, churches, businesses, employees, and retired folks, to bring sunshine to our homebound seniors.
  • Meal Prep & Special Events  – Help, Help & more Help is needed in our kitchen. Our Nutrition Program is growing and so is our need for Volunteers. Volunteer assistance is needed in meal setups, packing homebound meals, serving site meals, clean-ups and special event help.
  • Morning and Noon Optimist Clubs – The Morning and Noon Optimist Clubs are each comprised of business owners, educators, community leaders, retirees, professionals, and citizens with the common goal of being a "Friend of Youth." Optimist Club activities include: youth essay contests, safety classes, and programs for educator, firefighter and policeman of the year.
  • North Oakland YMCA – The purpose of the North Oakland Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As part of a worldwide movement of health seekers, YMCA members share a common goal of building strong communities through active, engaged lifestyles. With a focus on providing resources for families, the YMCA community welcomes new members, encouraging them to enrich spirit, mind and body. YMCA  Volunteers are vital to the YMCA. Without them, the needs of the kids, families and adults who live in the community would not be met.
  • Pontiac Youth Assistance – Youth Assistance programs are community-based, and developed by volunteers who live and/or work in the communities in which they serve.  The Circuit Court provides the professional staff to work with the volunteers and to provide direct casework services.  Each local Youth Assistance program operates under the sponsorship and financial support of its local school district, the municipalities therein, and the Probate Court/Circuit Court-Family Division.  Additional funding is obtained through grants, donations, and local fund-raising efforts.
  • SHARP Program – SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) is a volunteer-driven program designed to help senior citizens and disabled residents to continue to live with dignity in their own homes. The unique feature about the SHARP program is that, while the labor is performed by volunteers, the materials are paid for by the homeowner. If you are handy around the house and are able to perform minor repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet, or are able to do regular maintenance, such as changing a furnace filter, then we are looking for you.

Annual Event Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fishing Derby
  • Paddlepalooza
  • Rake and Run
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • National Night Out
  • Clinton River Clean Up
  • Summerfest
  • Memorial Day Parade (American Legion)
  • Spooktacular
  • Hawk Woods Fall Festival
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony

Do you happen to know of a local organization in Auburn Hills that could be added to our list?  Contact chepner@auburnhills.org