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.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Club 55+ Senior Center
  • Local Non-Profit Agencies
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Pheasant Run Golf Club: Ages 18+
  • Village Theater Volunteer Usher: Ages 18+
Winter (January - February)
  • Butterfly Ball Daddy-Daughter Dance
  • American Doll Spa Day
Spring (March - May)
  • Easter Bunny Breakfast
  • Easter Eggstravaganza
  • Mom 2 Mom Sale
  • Mother-Son Dance
  • Farmers Market
  • Indoor Triathlon
Summer (June - September)
  • Family Field Day
  • Farmers Market
  • Youth Basketball League
  • Rookie Baseball Program
  • Liberty Fest: Rotary Club Beverage Tent
  • Liberty Fest: Canton Lions Pancake Breakfast
  • Liberty Fest: Information Booth Greeter
  • Historical Society - Brews, Brats and Bands at the Barn
  • Senior Summit
  • Rally on Ridge 
Fall (October - December)
  • Canton Goodfellows Gift Sorting
  • Canton Goodfellows Food Collection
  • Canton Goodfellows Newspaper Drive
  • Trick or Treat Trail
  • Turkey Trot
  • Tree Lighting
  • Breakfast with Santa

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Meals on Wheels
  2. Indoor Triathlon
  3. Easter Bunny Breakfast
  4. Easter Eggstravaganza
  5. Mom to Mom Sale
  6. Mother-Son Dance
  7. Farmers Market
  8. Youth Basketball Leaugue


Name of Service: Meals on Wheels Drivers 

Event Date: Volunteer will be scheduled 

Shift Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brief Description of Event: Drivers are needed to pick up and deliver home meals, one day a week to home bound Canton residents. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday. The routes consists of 7-10 homes. Subs are also needed for the program. 

Type of tasks volunteers will be asked to do:

  • Pick up meals at Club 55+ at the Summit on the Park and deliver them to selected homes in Canton.

Special Instructions: All volunteers must be subjected to a background check and a driving record check through the State of Michigan. 

Volunteers should be compassionate and relate well to others. 

Contact Person: Paula Kosbe

Phone: 734/394-5191    Email Address:pkosbe@canton-mi.org 

On-Site Contact Person: Madeline Carpenter

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 Paula Kosbe.
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.