Bonnie Zimmerman
Director of Public Relations

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the volunteer application and return it to me. Once we complete our standard background check We will be in touch to talk more about the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
If you have any questions please feel free to call or send me an e-mail. Bonnie Zimmerman, 517.316.4494 or bzimmerman@peckham.org

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Higgins Lake Camp (June 30 - July 3)
  • Youth Mentor, RAMP (Every Thursday for one hour a week, between 9 a.m. -3 p.m.)
  • Youth Mentor, Right Turn (one hour, once a weekday, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Art from the Heart Volunteers (weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.)

    Help artists with disabilities express themselves through visual and creative arts during individualized classroom instruction. Volunteers help the instructor coordinate projects, set up for classes and assist students in project completion. 

Peckham operates two residential housing units for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteer opportunities are listed below. Peckham Housing Activities (Monday-Friday 8-4:30 p.m.)

Golf Activity Volunteer

Volunteers help residents golf. Volunteers work with residents to plan an appropriate golfing activity that they can play on the apartment grounds. Golf equipment is provided. This activity requires two hour-long sesins per month on  Tuesday in the late afternoon or early evening.


Gardening Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers with gardening experience to help residents become more involved in the care of the gardens on site. Volunteers would supervise and teach planting and care of plants through hands on demonstrations. The position requires two sessions each month during May, June, July, August and September. Day and times are flexible.


Bingo Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to organize and call Bingo games. Volunteers assist residents in playing the game and calling numbers, verifying wins etc. The position requires a commitment of one session per month on a Saturday afternoon, time is flexible.

Recreation Activity Volunteers

Volunteers help residents play Wii games. Ideally, the volunteer would meet with Housing residents two times per month and engage them in playing a Wii game for up to two hours. The Wii Game Station is provided, along with several Wii Sport games to play. Evening or late afternoon hours requested, days are flexible and may change month-to-month as needed.