“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Oakland County is a beautiful and enriching place to live, and it is thanks in large part to the efforts of community volunteers. We have a number of free and accessible events for families and individuals of all ages that are made possible by volunteers. Helpers also keep the county itself pristine through a number of beautification efforts. Please do consider donating your time and effort to keep our community wonderful. The work is tremendously rewarding, and no matter how you can help and for how long, you will make a difference.
Oakland County Parks helps to organize community volunteers and focus their efforts where they are needed. The Destination Oakland website has all of the information you need.
We are looking for a number of folks, including:
- Students (volunteer hours may apply to service learning project hours for high school or college credit or complete an internship)
- Non-profit Organizations and Agencies
All you have to do is fill out an application and we will take care of the rest! With your help, Oakland County will stay beautiful for years to come.
Here are a few upcoming events:
- Haunted Hallows: September 14 and 21, 5 – 11 p.m.
Groveland Oaks County Park,
14555 Dixie Hwy., Holly 48442
Twenty volunteers are needed to help “scare” the guests of Groveland Oaks for this fun Fall event! Volunteers are welcome to wear a costume or they can wear black and one will be provided to them.
- Brooksie Health Expo: September 27 – 2-8 p.m. and September 28 – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Oakland University Recreation Center
Six volunteers for Friday, 12 volunteers for Saturday. 2-4 hour time commitment appreciated. Volunteers will work our display information booth distributing giveaways and brochures. The Brooksie Way Health Expo supports the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10k/5k walk or run event.
- Royal Oak Social: Friday October 4, 6:30-9:15 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center
Two volunteers to assist with service refreshments. This event is a social dance for individuals with developmental disabilities.