Volunteer Opportunities2020-02-26T08:04:26+00:00

Volunteer with Lighthouse!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Lighthouse! Our volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization and we could not serve thousands of individuals each year without your help.

Below is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities.  If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities, have questions, or would like to volunteer with a large group, please reach out to Marci Fitch at marci@lighthousemi.org or at 248-972-1488.

To learn more about each event and to register online, click on the links below.

Emergency Shelter

One of our greatest strengths lies in our partnerships with over 60 area Oakland County congregations.  Each week, a congregation takes on the responsibility of hosting Lighthouse shelter guests and provides them with overnight accommodations, three daily meals, transportation, and meaningful interactions with caring volunteers.   Volunteers are needed to assist with breakfast, lunch, dinner, transporting clients and luggage, laundry, set-up, clean-up and overnight hall monitoring.

Volunteer at the Emergency Shelter


Volunteer drivers help in our food pantry and emergency shelter.  Pantry drivers help pick-up food deliveries from target locations in the Metro-Detroit area.   Emergency Shelter drivers are needed to transport shelter clients to goal related places like the library, housing opportunities, and job interviews.

Volunteer as a Driver

Food Pantry

The Lighthouse food pantries serve individuals and families in need of food assistance.  Volunteer activities include sorting food, stocking shelves, and packing food boxes.   Our pantry is the only pantry in Oakland County that operates 5 days per week and services all of Oakland County.

Volunteer at the Food Pantry – Pontiac
Volunteer at the Food Pantry – Southfield

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Lighthouse has a lot of opportunities to volunteer that don’t fit into the categories listed above! See below for some upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Childcare at PATH
Court-Mandated Community Service

Lighthouse accepts participants in court-mandated community service programs. Click the link below to learn more!

Court-Mandated Community Service