One of the core values of our Dominican heritage is serving one another. Listed below are several agencies where you can be the hands and feet of Jesus. We would love to hear about your experience so please contact a member of the Campus Ministry team after you have completed your volunteer commitment.
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
400 W. South St., Adrian 517-263-7861
Needs: Intake of people requesting services, unload and distribute food from truck
Time: Afternoons, 1-3 p.m.; time varies
DAILY BREAD OF LENAWEE
302 S. Tecumseh, Adrian 517-266-0937
Needs: Prepare and serve food
Time: Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. noon-2 p.m.
Other: Need to take a one evening food handlers course
DAYBREAK ADULT DAY SERVICES
4650 US 223 Ste A. 517-266-2588
Needs: Help care for elderly adults in a day service facility and coordinate activities
Time: Monday to Friday, daytime
DEPARTMENT ON AGING
1040 S. Winter St. 517-264-5280 (Respite and medical transportation) and 517263-3585 (Senior Center director for other programs)
Needs: Respite care for full time caregivers (can be paid); connection with senior centers in town (many different needs), home delivered meal drivers and medical transportation (will be reimbursed for mileage).
Time: most are flexible; meal delivery Sunday 11 a.m.-noon.
DOMINICAN LIFE CENTER
Adrian Dominican Sisters Campus, 517-266-3660
Needs: Variety of ways to help older sisters: visiting, reading, computer instruction, wheelchair rides…
600 E. Beecher St., Adrian 517-263-2135
Needs: Help with taking donations, stocking store, etc.
Time: Store M-S, 8:30 am-8 pm, Plant M-F, 8 am-4 pm
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Lenawee Habitat call 517-265-6157
Needs: Help with construction of local homes
Time: Saturdays 9 am-3 pm
HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER
(Day program for adults who are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged)
431 Baker St., Adrian 517-265-2410
Needs: Depending on your major, very flexible programming and teaching classes in your area possible. Volunteers work with the members in educational, recreation or craft activities.
Time: M-F, 9 am-3 pm, also options in the evenings to take folks to programs
LENAWEE HUMANE SOCIETY
705 W. Beecher St., Adrian 517-263-3463
Needs: Individual attention to animals, walking, bathing, etc.
Time: T-F 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-3 pm
LENAWEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT – SPECIAL NEED ADULT CLASS
600 E. Beecher St. (In the Goodwill building) 517-265-1721 or 467-7480
(Class for young adults with mental impairment, autism, etc.)
Needs: Volunteers to serve as peers to interact socially with students, helps with their social, communication and community skills. Observation and training available.
Time: M-F, regular school hours.
LENAWEE MEDICAL CARE
200 Sand Creek Highway, Adrian 517-263-6794
(Director of Therapeutic Recreation)
Needs: Variety including patient visiting, help with programs, do presentations. Volunteer orientation required, TB test and criminal background check.
Time: Any day, timing flexible.
LENAWEE UNITED WAY
1354 North Main St, Adrian 517-263-4696
Needs: Office help
Time: M-F, 9 am-5 pm
- Central number for Adrian Public Schools – 517-263-7205
- (Coordinator of School Volunteer Coordinators)
- Adrian High School, 785 Riverside Ave. 517-266-4561
- Drager Middle School, 340 East Church St. 517-265-8122
- Garfield Elementary, 239 Cross St. 517-265-2844
- Lincoln Elementary, 158 South Scott St. 517-265-8544
- St. Joseph’s Academy, Adrian Dominican Sisters Campus 517-263-4898
- Head Start and Preschool Programs, 227 N. Winter St. 517-263-2468
Needs: Tutors and mentors needed at most school levels
Time: M-F, mainly school hours, some after school. Placements arranged according to schedule of volunteer and individual school.
730 Kimole Lane, Adrian 517-263-6771
Needs: Room visits, helping with games, exercises, letter writing, reading, taking
residents out, etc. Open to groups coming for special projects, call ahead to plan.
Time: M-F, 9:30 am-4 pm, Sat/Sun, 1-4 pm
1040 S. Winter St. 266-5627
Needs: Tutors (GED) and mentors for at risk young adults, 16-21
Time: Tuesday evenings, 5-7 p.m.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Ives Road Fen Reserve in Tecumseh, 517-456-8386
Needs: Outdoor, physical work with plants, trees, clean-up, etc.
Time: Usually Saturdays, though are some weekday programs
700 Lakeshire Trail, Adrian 517-263-0781
Needs: Wide variety of options for working with senior residents
Time: M-F, 8 am-5 pm
217 W. Church St., Adrian 517-265-2038
Needs: Community Dinner: help with preparation, serving meals and clean up.
Time: Monday and especially Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 pm (call ahead)
Other: Also have needs for sorting clothing and food, M-F, 7 am-4 pm
SHARE THE WARMTH
Hosted at Salvation Army 217 W. Church St., Adrian
Contact Tom P. at 264-7192
Needs: The homeless shelter runs December through March.
Time: 6:45 pm-1 am, midnight-8 am or 6:45 pm-8 am daily
Other: Need for someone to do the laundry and bring snacks when they are running low.
638 W. Maumee St., Adrian 517-263-2151
Needs: Youth sports, swimming lessons, child care
Time: Varies, call to arrange
(Many volunteer opportunities throughout the local area)
603 N. Evans St., Tecumseh 517-423-1729