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Volunteer Opportunities

Our greatest need is for volunteers to help us fulfill out mission: Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments for children with a serious health condition and pregnant women, and parents to visit a baby in the NICU if no car is available.

If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, see

https://thedaviesproject.org/become-a-volunteer-driver/

Other Opportunities

There are also other opportunities at The Davies Project. Read over the descriptions below and if you are interested, fill out the application:

If you volunteered for a driving position, please also fill out the volunteer driver’s supplement:

If you have any questions about any of the positions contact Beth at beth@thedaviesproject.org or 517-582-3145



Staff and volunteers standing behind a table with info about The Davies Project.
Community Awareness Volunteer

To assist The Davies Project (TDP) staff by distributing TDP printed materials throughout the community, such as in clinics, doctors’ offices, schools & churches. Volunteers will also help to represent TDP at fairs, festivals and small speaking engagements.

Eligibility Rewuirements:

  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work with others
  • Able to follow directions
  • Able to cold call and be professional
  • Able to lift 25-30 pounds
  • National and local criminal background checks
  • Completion of required application and reference

Commitment:

  • Minimum two (2) hour time commitment per canvasing trip


Volunteer On-Call Driver

When last-minute appointments are scheduled or another driver cannot be found (or must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances), we need on-call drivers to take TDP clients to medical appointments.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • State required liability insurance
  • National and local criminal background check
  • Completion of required application and reference process
  • Completion of required training on procedures, including diversity training and proper installation of child car seats
  • Working cell phone
  • Sensitivity to the needs of families with ill children and expecting women
  • Respect of different cultures

Commitment:

  • One year volunteer status, renewable with re-evaluation
  • 2 Days per month
  • Minimum three (3) hour time commitment per appointment


Driver in car with The Davies Project logo on car door
Greater Lansing Food Bank logo
Volunteer Food Driver

Occasionally deliver food boxes provided by the Greater Lansing Food Bank, to the  families we serve. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • State required liability insurance
  • National criminal background check as well as local
  • Completion of required application and reference process
  • Completion of required training on procedures, including diversity training and proper installation of child car seats
  • Working cell phone
  • Sensitivity to the needs of families with ill children and expecting women
  • Respect of different cultures
Volunteer Gardener

Help maintain the backyard of the office by planting flowers, vegetables, cleaning out unwanted debris and creating a pleasant environment. (in conjunction with the upstairs neighbor.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Available from May – October
  • A desire to work in the garden
  • National and local criminal background check.
Staff and volunteers in the back yard of The Davies Project on a volunteer gardening day.
Office Volunteer

Assist The Davies Project staff with administrative projects such as mailings, event preparation, organizing donations and other tasks.

Elegibility Requirements:

  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work with others
  • Able to follow directions
  • Local criminal background check as well as local
  • Completion of required application and reference

Note: These volunteers will help with ongoing tasks such as…

  • Organizing donated books
  • Logging and organizing donations
  • Preparing new family packets
  • Helping with mailing, labeling, etc,
  • Helping with office tasks as necessary