Volunteer and Scholarship Opportunities

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities in Canton

Meaningful volunteer work is a rewarding experience. Volunteering allows you to develop new skills and make new friends. Many organizations serve the Canton community and welcome volunteers to assist with their programs and activities. If you are looking for fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities in the Canton community, please call 734/394-5191.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Canton Farmers Market
  2. Indoor Volleyball League
  3. CLS Volunteer Opportunities
  4. Meals on Wheels
  5. Other Community Service Opportunities 

Volunteer Opportunity And Responsibilities

Name of Event: Canton Farmers Market

Event Date: Sundays, May 12 - October 13, 2019

Shift Time: 8:45 am - 1:15 pm

Location: Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton

Brief Description of Event: Open air market featuring a variety of Michigan grown and made food as well as hand crafted items. Adult volunteers are needed to help with a variety of jobs. Volunteers can pick and choose which Sundays they would like to help. It is asked that you commit to 3-4 dates.

Type of tasks volunteers will be asked to do

Market Greeter/Information Booth - Greet patrons throughout the Market, direct patrons, distribute information, collect surveys, help with vendor signage as well as set-up & take down of information booth supplies.

Bartlett-Travis House Tour Guide - Provide tours of the Bartlett-Travis house for patrons. Tour information is provided.

Children's Activities Assistant - Assist children with the craft and or activities for the day. Supplies and craft sample are provided.

Special Event Assistant - Help out with special activities at the Market which could include cooking workshops, Market collections and assisting with other special Market events.

Attire/Special Instructions: Casual attire, athletic shoes are recommended.

Contact Person: Paula Kosbe

Phone: 734/394-5191

Email Address: Email Paula Kosbe

On-Site Contact Person: Nikki Flynn

Farmers Market Contact Number: 734/394-5375

Applications & Information

Volunteer Training

Canton Township volunteers are required to attend training a minimum of one time per year. The training provides volunteers with information about upcoming events, customer service, and emergency preparedness. All registered volunteers will be emailed of upcoming volunteer training dates.

Meals on Wheels and Pheasant Run Golf Club Volunteers

For positions requiring driving, volunteers must submit a Michigan Driving Record Check form, in addition to the Volunteer Application for Adults. Please complete sections 3 and 5.

Scholarship Opportunities

Canton residents who have lived in the Canton community for 2 or more years are eligible to apply for a Canton Leisure Services Scholarship that can be applied towards Leisure Services classes and programs. Recipients can receive up to $400 per family in a year and are required to provide 1 hour of community service for every $20 awarded. For additional information, please email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Employment Opportunities

In addition to Volunteer positions, Canton Township has a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. For more information on current employment opportunities, please visit the Human Resources page.