spring 2021
volunteer opportunities
Hope Clothing Closet Assistant

Volunteers at the Hope Clothing Closet sort, organize, fold, and hang clothing donations. The Hope Clothing Closet provides free clothing baskets to needy individuals and families in our community. We stock business wear, casual wear, winter clothing, and shoes for men, women, and children of all ages.


Be aware: sometimes we have a lot of work to be done, while other times there may not be as many donations in need of sorting. Please contact us ahead of time to inquire about available volunteer work!



Office Assistant

Office assistants perform general office duties including but not limited to answering phones, taking messages and setting appointments. Our agency is a nonprofit organization serving at-risk or vulnerable
children, individuals and families. Therefore quite a bit of empathy is necessary when dealing with our clients.


Office Assistant for at least 2 hours a day (Monday-Friday) is a huge help. You can volunteer for the full
week or just a day. We are most appreciative.



Food Bank Assistant


Volunteers that work with the Center’s food bank will perform duties such as:

  • Assist with all aspects of the Food Bank Operation

  • Recipient Appointment Setting

  • Recipient Applications

  • Food Distribution

  • Food Storage

  • Order Pick-up

There is never a dull moment helping relieve food insecurity in our community.



Communications Assistant


We are looking for a communications assistant to be responsible for the creation of content such as effective media releases and social media posts on behalf of the Eastside Community Action Center.


Communications Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and editing communications copy and material

  • Helping to implement internal and external communications strategies and projects

  • Providing administrative support to internal teams

  • Preparing presentations if needed

  • Organizing marketing and networking events

  • Drafting and posting social media and web content

  • Assisting with the management of the Center’s external image

  • Maintaining calendars and appointments

  • Tracking projects and media exposure

  • Updating media contact lists

Grant Research Assistant

The primary focus for the grant research assistant will be to research current trends in of food insecurity, hunger, and homelessness in the Lansing area. We hope to also include details about how the Eastside Community Action Centers after school program has been beneficial to its participants. For both aspects, we will be aiming to use local, statewide, and national trends and data.


 ECAC was founded in 2007 to serve as a hub for charitable and educational activities benefiting the residents of Lansing, Michigan. ECAC is designed to help answer the needs of vulnerable children and adults residing in Lansing's Eastside and surrounding area.

 ECAC provides social, educational, and spiritual assistance to children and adults, with particular attention given to those who are vulnerable or at-risk.