Lighthouse

46156 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342
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Our missionTo solve the problems of poverty and homelessness by building affordable housing in local communities and by providing people with the resources, relationships, and skills they need to better themselves.
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Lighthouse

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Pack Emergency Food and Load into Vehicles

Food distribution is a hands-on volunteer role. Responsibilities could include: assisting with room set-up, assisting in unloading food donations, moving and arranging food to facilitate the distribution process, distributing food and helping clients carry food to their cars, packing food boxes , stocking shelves, or cleaning up. This is a great chance for volunteers to interface with our clients. This volunteer activity does require some heavy lifting (a minimum of 25 lbs.) and regular movement. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Warehouse Driver - COVID-19 Emergency Support

Volunteer drivers are needed to support the pick-up food at various locations throughout the metro-Detroit area during this tremendous time of need. Several dates and shifts are available. Once registered, a Lighthouse staff member will contact you for interview and coordinating routes. Lighthouse vehicle will be providedMust be at least 21 years of age. Background check required.Proof of insurance.Valid Driver's License.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Emergency Food Distribution Team - Southfield

As the need for food has drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lighthouse has established a drive-thru, contactless food distribution system. Volunteer activities include loading food boxes and into vehicles and help with with set up and tear down. In order to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, drivers are asked to stay in the car – all the loading is done by Lighthouse/St. David's staff and volunteers. Once everything is loaded, visitors drive off and the next car is loaded! Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Emergency Food Distribution Team - Waterford Location

As the need for food has drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lighthouse has established a drive-thru, contactless food distribution center. Volunteer activities include loading food boxes into vehicles and help with with set up and tear down. In order to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, drivers are asked to stay in the car – all the loading is done by Lighthouse staff and volunteers. Once everything is loaded, visitors drive off and the next car is loaded! Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Pack Emergency Food Boxes - Waterford Location

As the need for food has drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will need the help of healthy volunteers to help us pack healthy, shelf-stable food into emergency boxes for distribution to seniors and other vulnerable populations. Volunteers may be asked to help in other areas as well. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Distribute Produce Boxes - Ferndale

As the need for food has drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lighthouse has established a drive-thru, contactless food distribution system. Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Volunteers activities will include: loading food box into vehicles, unloading food from truck, and inputting client data.In order to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, drivers are asked to stay in the car – all the loading is done by Lighthouse staff and volunteers. Once everything is loaded, visitors drive off and the next car is loaded! Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Emergency Shelter - Purchase/Drop Off Meals in Auburn Hills

Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned our rotating shelter to an area hotel and are currently housing 100 clients! We are now in need of a volunteer or group to purchase individual lunches or dinners for 100 shelter guests and drop off at the hotel they are staying at. Meals can be catered or cooked in a commercial kitchen. All meals must be individually packed. In order for Lighthouse to plan accordingly, please choose a date 2 weeks out.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Emergency Food Distribution Team- Royal Oak Farmers Mkt.

As the need for food has drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lighthouse has established a drive-thru, contactless food distribution system. Volunteer activities include loading food boxes and into vehicles and help with with set up and tear down. In order to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, drivers are asked to stay in the car – all the loading is done by Lighthouse staff and volunteers. Once everything is loaded, visitors drive off and the next car is loaded! Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
About usLighthouse MI was established in 2019 when Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter combined forces and merged agencies. LOC was founded in 1972 and started with a group of volunteers who provided food and clothing from the back door of a local church. SOS was established in 1985 by seven religious congregations in Oakland County. The new Lighthouse will leverage the best of both agencies, providing direct services (food, shelter, rental/utility and other financial assistance, clothing, crisis referrals) and stability and housing programs that develop and support self-sufficiency. With over 80 years of combined experience, Lighthouse aims to be a Beacon of Hope to our neighbors who need us the most. Families turn to us seeking support for the most basic of needs such as food or shelter. Many of these people are seeking help for the first time.
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