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.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

  2. Canton Farmers Market
  3. Trick or Treat Parade
  4. Indoor Volleyball League
  5. Goodfellows Food Drive
  6. Turkey Trot
  7. Tree Lighting Celebration
  8. Breakfast with Santa
  9. Goodfellows 5K Run
  10. CLS Volunteer Opportunities
  11. Meals on Wheels
  12. Other Community Service Opportunities 

Name of Event:  Volunteer Training

Date:   Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Place:  Canton Administration Building
Freedom Room
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI  48188

Time:  6-7 pm 

Brief Description of Event:  All Canton volunteers are requested to attend at least one volunteer training per year.  Staff will discuss Canton Leisure Services policies and procedures, event information, customer service expectations, and emergency information. 

Volunteers should attend, if they have not come to a prior training session and would like to volunteers for the following events:

  • Trick or Treat Parade – October 30, 2019
  • Turkey Trot – November 28, 2019
  • Breakfast with Santa – December 7, 2019
  • Tree Lighting – December 4, 2019
  • Canton Goodfellows Food Drive – November 22-24, 2019
  • Canton Goodfellows Gift Collection & Sorting Project – December 5-14,  2019
  • Butterfly Ball Daddy Daughter Dance – February 7-8, 2020
  • Mom to Mom Sale Setup and Event – March 20-21, 2020
  • Easter Bunny Breakfast – Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • TEFAP – Ongoing opportunity

Registration required:  To register or for additional information, contact Paula Kosbe at 734/394-5191 or email pkosbe@canton-mi.org 


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 the Volunteer Coordinator.

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.