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1105 E. Front StreetTraverse City, MI 49686

Engaging the community in lifting Northern Michigan families from poverty


HelpLink Navigators are volunteers who listen and then connect community residents (called "neighbors") experiencing urgent difficulties with available resources. Navigators are well prepared with training including shadowing an experienced Navigator prior to working with neighbors. These services take place in a confidential setting at the HelpLink office.

Navigators have as tools for their service

  • Resources (agencies, service organizations, businesses, etc.) and how to access them

  • Role plays of intake interviews, documentation and follow up

  • Quarterly support training

Time commitment: one three-hour shift per week


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hour shifts
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