A volunteer who offers his/her service for the benefit of others is usually a happy person. Nothing feels better than helping your community. You can touch many lives, and in the process, your life will be richly rewarded. It's that easy. No matter how little you have, when you offer your service willingly without pay, much will be given back to you. Find a good cause and fill your heart with all the gifts that come from giving.
Here is the beginning of what we hope to be a long list of volunteering opportunities in your community. Please feel free to email us with your suggestions using the form on our contact us page.
American Red Cross - West Shore Chapter
1644 W US-10 31, Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-3069
Community Cats TNR
PO Box 384, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7888, (231) 843-9312
906 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2541
Empowering people and changing lives in Mason, Lake and Oceana counties. We provide shelter for victims of domestic, sexual or child abuse. COVE is always looking for donations and volunteers. If you're in need of help, call the 24-hour crisis line at (800) 950-5808. Make a difference in someone's life.
302 N. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-3785
FiveCAP, Inc. serves to motivate the poor through public and private resources to achieve economical and social independence through a wide range of services. They also have programs that provide decent, affordable housing to low and moderate income persons in their service areas.
265 First St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-8327
FiveCAP, Inc. serves to motivate the poor through public and private resources to achieve economical and social independence through a wide range of services. They also have programs that provide decent, affordable housing to low and moderate income persons in their service areas
Fixing Furry Friends
Habitat for Humanity - Mason County
4395 W US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-7888
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a non-profit organization that builds and rehabilitates homes with the help of the homeowners. Houses are sold at little or no profit to partner families, and little or no interest mortgages are issued over a fixed period.
Habitat For Humanity- Manistee County
521 Cypress St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-7458
Manistee County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Hands Extended Loving People (H.E.L.P.)
H.E.L.P. Ministries, 910 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-6811
H.E.L.P. provides furniture, appliances and household goods to families and individuals in need of such. As resources allow, H.E.L.P. assists clients with rent, utilities and medical bills in collaboration with area social service agencies and churches. Minor home repairs, including construction of handicap ramps, are also performed. Transportation for medical purposes is provided as drivers are available.
Hart Public Library
407 State St., Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-4476
80 S. Division, Hesperia, MI 49421, (231) 854-5125
Hospice of Michigan
5177 W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-0321
30 Jones St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-6613
Ludington Area Senior Center
308 S. Rowe St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6841
Ludington State Park
8800 W. M-116, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2423
New! The outdoor amphitheater at the state park may be rented for open air weddings in a wooded setting, offering reserved parking and exclusive use of the amphitheater facility. The area leading to the Ludington State Park along M-116 has public beaches, but you may need a permit from the State Park to hold your wedding there. The Lake Michigan Beach House in the State Park is not available for rent. The picnic shelter located by the Hamlin Beach House is available by reservation for a fee, or by first-come, first-served basis. For additional details, call their office.
Manistee County Library - Arcadia
3586 Glovers Lake Rd., P.O. Box 109, Arcadia, MI 49613, (231) 889-4230
Manistee County Library - Bear Lake
12325 Virginia St., P.O. Box 266, Bear Lake, MI 49614, (231) 864-2700
Manistee County Library - Kaleva
14618 Walta St., P.O. Box 125, Kaleva, MI 49645, (231) 362-3178
Manistee County Library - Manistee
95 Maple St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-2519
Manistee County Library - Onekama
5283 Main St., P.O. Box 14, Onekama, MI 49675, (231) 889-4041
Manistee County Library - Wellston
1451 Seaman Rd., P.O. Box 62, Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 848-4013
Mason County District Library - Ludington
217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8465
Mason County District Library - Scottville
204 E. State St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2588
Mason County Mutts
PO Box 74, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 794-2757
Pentwater Township Library
402 E. Park, Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-8581
Salvation Army Corps Community Center
116 E. Melendy, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3711
The Salvation Army provides a variety of services to those in need. Emergency services include emergency shelter and food/baby pantries. Other services are food & personal care items, utility help, rent and mortgage assistance, medical prescriptions, clothing, and furniture.
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Visit Sandcastles for fun and learning! Featuring 3 floors of interactive exhibits designed to promote hands-on discovery, creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Attractions include a real Cessna Airplane, Badger replica, bouldering wall, the Ludrock Soundstage and more. Special programs are also scheduled throughout the year. See link for current hours.
Second Chance Humane Society
PO Box 132, Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-9219
Shelby Public Library
189 Maple St., Shelby, MI 49455, (231) 861-4565
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital
One Atkinson Dr, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2591
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital offers primary care and specialists, outpatient services, a 24-hour emergency department, and complete inpatient care. The hospital is affiliated with Spectrum Health, a top 15 health system. For non-emergency health care, a Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic is available, with evening and Saturday hours.
Staircase Youth Services, Inc.
5880 W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3200
Staircase aims to be a leader in the delivery of supportive, preventive, and homeless services for youth and families in crisis. Teen runaway problems stem from sexual or physical abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, divorce, unplanned pregnancy, or family illness. Early intervention keeps kids safe from the law and from life-threatening situations.
United Way of Manistee County
30 Jones St., Manistee, MI 496660, (231) 723-2331
Since 1942, United Way of Manistee County has been in the business of improving lives and building stronger communities. Each year, requests for funding are diligently reviewed by volunteers to ensure that contributions are invested in programs that work.
United Way of Mason County
108 S. Rath Ave., Suite 201, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8593
Our Mission at United Way of Mason County is to mobilize the caring power of individuals and organizations to strengthen our community. Our vision is to be a valued partner in building a stronger, healthier, caring community. Our Values are to be responsive to the needs of people, be respectful to all, be fiscally responsible, act with integrity, and to be creative in seeking solutions.