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
  • Farmers Market
  • Indoor Triathlon
Summer (June - September)
  • Family Field Day
  • Farmers Market
  • Youth Basketball League Assistant
  • Rookie Baseball Program Assistant
  • Liberty Fest: Fire Fighter Spaghetti Dinner
  • Liberty Fest: Rotary Club Beverage Tent
  • Liberty Fest: Canton Lions Pancake Breakfast
  • Liberty Fest: Information Booth Greeter
  • Liberty Fest: Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
  • 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. Fall Volunteer Training - Oct. 16th 
  2. Trick or Treat Parade
  3. Turkey Trot  Race Day Event
  4. Turkey Trot Packet Pickup
  5. Canton Goodfellows Gift Sorting
  6. Meals on Wheels
  7. Canton Farmers Market

Volunteer Training

Volunteers are required to attend at one training session a year.   If you have not attended a volunteer training session, please plan on coming.  Volunteers that attended the Liberty Fest Volunteer Training or Village Theater Usher Training are not required to attend.  Here are the details: 

 Volunteer Training

Monday, October 16, 2017        Time:  6-7 p.m.

Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI  48188 in the Freedom Room, located on the Lower Level. 

All Canton volunteers are required 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 are required to 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 27, 2017
  • Turkey Trot – November 23, 2017
  • Breakfast with Santa – December 2, 2017
  • Tree Lighting – December 6, 2017
  • Canton Goodfellows Food Drive – November 17-19, 2017
  • Canton Goodfellows Newspaper Drive – December 3, 2017
  • Canton Goodfellows Gift Collection & Sorting Project – December 7-16, 2017
  • Butterfly Ball Daddy Daughter Dance – February 9-10, 2017
  • Meals on Wheels – Ongoing opportunity
  • TEFAP – Ongoing opportunity

Registration required:  To register or for additional information, contact Paula Kosbe @ 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 Paula Kosbe.
  • Canton Leisure Services Scholarship (PDF)
  • If you would like the form made available to you in an alternative format (email, large print, audible, braille, or other), please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 734/394-5460 or by email.
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.