Community Impact

Community Impact

A group of diverse people smiling for a photoVolunteering and Service

While at U-M, consider volunteer and service opportunities on campus, in our community, and even abroad. The commitment can be large or small, but the impact can be great. The following opportunities are brought to you in partnership with U-M’s Ginsberg Center.

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Cheer Station/Water Station
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722279https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=72227910/22/202210/22/2022Cheer on participants with lots of pink and pass out water as needed.
Registration/Check In Area American Cancer Society Ann Arbor Walk
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722282https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72228210/22/202210/22/2022Help check in participants and survivors for the Making Strides of Ann Arbor 5k walk.
Start Line American Cancer Society Ann Arbor Walk https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722287https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72228710/22/202210/22/2022Help survivors and participants line up to walk the 5k route at Washtenaw Community College.
Parking/Route Marshall American Cancer Society Ann Arbor Walk https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722289https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72228910/22/202210/22/2022Help guide participants and survivors from parking lots to the event space. Also help make sure that the route is safe for participants to walk.
Set Up American Cancer Society Ann Arbor Walk https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722292https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72229210/22/202210/22/2022Help us set up for the 20th Anniversary of the Making Strides of Ann Arbor walk.
Clean Up American Cancer Society Ann Arbor Walk https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=722294https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72229410/22/202210/22/2022Help us clean up after the 20th Anniversary of the Making Strides of Ann Arbor walk.
Children's Grief Support Group Facilitator
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=645150https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=645150OngoingOngoingEle's Place is a warm and welcoming environment that serves as a community resource for children and their families to receive grief support. Children and families learn coping skills, process their grief, and receive peer support by being around others who really understand how they feel.

The children who participate in these groups range in age from 3 – 18. They come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances, but all are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or other loved one. Through the Ele's Place peer support group program, these children have the opportunity to grieve in a healthy manner and learn how to cope with the many challenges and changes in their lives following their loss.

Ele’s Place relies on volunteers to offer these services at no cost to families. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, we are seeking interested, kind and compassionate adults who want to make a difference in our community. We offer an in-depth and interactive training for all volunteers, so no prior experience is necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and have a particular need for bilingual individuals and male volunteers.

We are excited to announce our Fall 2022 Volunteer Training! The details are as follows:

Online Independent Learning Modules – Launch September 21, 2022
In-Person Session 1 – Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30-9:00PM
In-Person Session 2 – Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:00AM-3:00PM
In-Person Session 3 – Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00AM-3:00PM


To review more about our volunteer opportunities, please visit: https://www.elesplace.org/branch-locations/ann-arbor/volunteer

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Thiel, LMSW at 734-929-6640 or email at mthiel@elesplace.org.

You can also complete a volunteer application on our website: https://www.elesplace.org/about/get-involved/sign
Volunteer Reader for the "Read With Kids" program
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=723975https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=723975OngoingOngoingYou will be volunteering with Washtenaw Promise at Ford Early Learning Center. Ford ELC is a public school in the Ypsilanti Community School District for students in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Our volunteer program at Ford is designed to give students an opportunity for more one-on-one or small group reading time with an adult. Our intention is to work with teachers to reinforce reading skills and to help kids develop an even greater love of books and written language. Washtenaw Promise partners with the Children's Literacy Network in this program and will train volunteers to feel comfortable reading selected books in a relaxed setting in the school for 20 minute sessions. We are looking for volunteers who can dedicate at least an hour a week.

Become a Foster Family for a dog or cat
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=723980https://petstablished.com/adoptions/personal-information?application_type=Foster&donation_section=false&form_id=23657&form_type=generic&generic_form_id=23657&pet_id=626095&section=1&selected_pets=falseOngoingOngoingWe are a foster based rescue always looking for new fosters who are willing to provide a temporary home to dogs and cats. You provide the love, snuggles and place to lay their head until adoption. We provide supplies including food, vaccinations, and any other medical care needed for the foster animal. If you are interested, please fill out a foster application here: https://petstablished.com/foster_form/23657/generic
A²SO Hill Auditorium Usheringhttps://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=728451https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJ1SNras0b0fTrc4qP-yMbWlIcnAkkCcPCyB0pECw6yr5N6Q/viewform9/9/20224/22/2023Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for the inaugural season of our new Music Director, Earl Lee! As an A2SO Ushers, you will get to hear the performance while helpings us bring an enjoyable and memorable experience to everyone by showing your hospitality and passion!

COVID Policy: Masks required.
Volunteer at the Hoover Turf Tailgate
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=726779https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=7267799/3/202211/19/2022Hoover Turf Tailgate is a fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community and its Sprout Love Financial Assistance Fund that directly grants money to families impacted by cancer to cover basic living expenses.



Hoover Turf Tailgate will be held on every 2022 University of Michigan home football game day at Stadium Club, Ann Arbor (327 East Hoover). The comfortable, family-friendly garden atmosphere is just 450 feet from the stadium. The event is open to the public, free to enter, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase for $6. All proceeds from alcohol purchases go directly to the Cancer Support Community and the Sprout Love Financial Assistance Fund. A selection of canned beer, cider, seltzer, and pre-mixed cocktails will be available for purchase; see the menu below for updated beverage availability.



The tailgate also features restrooms, game feeds, seating, and yard games. Food and nonalcoholic purchases will be available from Slow’s Bar BQ and Zingerman's Creamery & Coffee.



Hoover Turf Tailgate is all the fun of a tailgate without the work. Hoover Turf Tailgate will open 2 hours before kick-off for morning and afternoon games, and the last call will be at the end of the second quarter. The garden will open approximately 5 hours before kickoff for night games, and the last call will be 15 minutes before kickoff.



Hoover Turf Tailgate is made possible by financial and in-kind sponsorship from O&W, Inc., Boston Beer Company, and Stadium Club Ann Arbor. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer at Hoover Turf Tailgate, please click here.
Stewardship Workday at Cedar Bend Nature Area
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=731344http://tinyurl.com/Cedar11192211/19/202211/19/2022Cedar Bend Nature Area is one of Ann Arbor’s oldest parks and was designed by landscape architect O.C. Simonds. Simonds insisted on keeping the park as close to the natural landscape as possible, helping to preserve the biodiversity and native plant population that make Cedar Bend such a beautiful nature area today. Join NAP and other volunteers to cut and remove invasive species. Seeing the results of working with our hands fosters a pride of ownership of our natural resources. Meet at the pull-off area on Cedar Bend Dr (map: tinyurl.com/CedarBendCedarBend).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Cedar111922.
Stewardship Workday at Marshall Nature Area
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=731345http://tinyurl.com/Marshall11202211/20/202211/20/2022Marshall Nature Area is one of the larger natural areas in the Ann Arbor Parks system. The park is situated in the heart of an even larger habitat complex owned by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Parks, Washtenaw County Parks, and private landowners—this might be viewed as Ann Arbor’s largest ecological network! Get engaged with restoration efforts in the park as NAP and other volunteers cut and remove invasive species.

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Marshall112022.
Stewardship Workday at Brokaw Nature Area
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=731334http://tinyurl.com/Brokaw11052211/5/202211/5/2022Have you ever seen a snake hibernaculum? Snakes like to hibernate in underground pockets below the frost line. When the park was established in 2017, the contractor working with NAP used an out-building's old foundation as a place to bury tubing and rubble which created the perfect place for snakes overwinter. The oak-hickory forest provides a home for avian wildlife as well! Come join like-minded people to cut and remove invasive shrubs. Meet at the parking lot off West Huron River Drive, just southeast of Wagner Road (map: tinyurl.com/BrokawHRD).



Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Brokaw110522.
Center for Success Network Virtual Literacy Mentor
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=730869https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=73086910/3/20225/25/2023Volunteer mentors are the foundation of Center for Success Network. Volunteers are asked to attend a 90-minute mentor training, complete a volunteer application that includes a background check, and participate in a 2-hour Mentoring for Equity Workshop. Mentors are then paired with a student from one of our 12 locations across Southeast Michigan. Mentors are currently virtual only and are given all the resources they’ll need to run a successful session with their student. Mentoring sessions take place on zoom and are 30 – 45 minutes long and include 4 parts – energize and goal setting, reading a book, literacy activity, and closing and reflection. Experienced staff from Center for Success Network host sessions and provide assistance and support during and after sessions to accommodate every mentor.

There are two ways to mentor – consistently or and as a substitute. As a consistent mentor, we would pair you with a student, so you meet with the same student each week. As a substitute, you would mentor on a periodic basis with various students as your schedule allows and as need arises – like if a student's mentor was sick and you indicated you may be available, we would reach out to see if you could mentor that session!

Program starts October 3rd and goes until May 25th. If you are interested in becoming a virtual mentor, please fill out this volunteer form here or if you have questions please email Anna Rosevear at anna.rosevear@center4success.org.

Volunteer Interest Form- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHSwvzv1_AOgMmol3AW659E6vRZJaF_YwUX88Cnj6dY3B98g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Harvest Fest Green Team
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=729428https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=72942810/110/2/2022Detroit Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally is back! On October 1st and 2nd, the Dequindre Cut Greenway will be lined with over 50 food trucks, live entertainment, trick-or-treat booths, and other activities for all ages. In an effort to reduce the event's carbon footprint, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has partnered with Pink Elephant Events to recruit volunteers for a Harvest Fest Green Team. Volunteers on the Harvest Fest Green Team will support our sustainability efforts by helping manage the event's recycling program. Follow this link to learn more and sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea4af23a2f9c16-harvest

Volunteer as a Maintenance Engineer on Hope Clinic's Building/Facilities Team
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=694879https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=694879OngoingOngoingHope Clinic needs skilled volunteer help on our dedicated building/facilities team! We need help with tasks such as:

Assist with the completion of facility Reserve Study and Preventive Maintenance programs.
Plan, schedule and oversee Work Order implementation including specifying and/or ordering materials and supplies necessary for timely and efficient completion of work.
The volunteer work is part time, and some work may be done remotely/from home.

Related Skills: Engineering, Construction or Skilled Trades background, able to find and implement creative solutions for issues with building, roof, structural, mechanical, HVAC, sanitary and storm drainage, electrical, parking and grounds facilities. Contract Management experience a plus.

Hope Clinic is a well rated non-profit where the efforts of volunteers are multiplied to help make lives better for those in need. We have an amazing team of dedicated volunteers and care-providers that provide a haven of help + healing, and our facilities must be maintained effectively to best support all the work happening on a daily basis.

Please consider volunteering to help as a Maintenance Engineer at Hope Clinic – or be sure to share the need with friends or colleagues that might be able to help!
Volunteer as a Maintenance Engineer on Hope Clinic's Building/Facilities Team
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=694879https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=694879 OngoingOngoingHope Clinic needs skilled volunteer help on our dedicated building/facilities team! We need help with tasks such as:

Assist with the completion of facility Reserve Study and Preventive Maintenance programs.
Plan, schedule and oversee Work Order implementation including specifying and/or ordering materials and supplies necessary for timely and efficient completion of work.
The volunteer work is part time, and some work may be done remotely/from home.

Related Skills: Engineering, Construction or Skilled Trades background, able to find and implement creative solutions for issues with building, roof, structural, mechanical, HVAC, sanitary and storm drainage, electrical, parking and grounds facilities. Contract Management experience a plus.

Hope Clinic is a well rated non-profit where the efforts of volunteers are multiplied to help make lives better for those in need. We have an amazing team of dedicated volunteers and care-providers that provide a haven of help + healing, and our facilities must be maintained effectively to best support all the work happening on a daily basis.

Please consider volunteering to help as a Maintenance Engineer at Hope Clinic – or be sure to share the need with friends or colleagues that might be able to help!
Volunteer Office Assistant
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=731519https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=731519OngoingOngoingAre you a people person? Do you find it rewarding to brighten people's day and value the human touch? Then THIS is an opportunity for you! Our Resource Center is looking for ONE DEDICATED PERSON who can help our clients in real time, while also completing other office tasks.

Duties include:

Front desk coverage (greet guests & help complete paperwork) Help answer questions about:
Emergency Food
Bus Tokens
Answer Phone
Schedule Appointments
Assist consumers with in-take paperwork
Filing
Data entry
**This position is not fast-paced. Must be able to occupy self during down time.
Veteran Mentor
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=668931https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=668931OngoingOngoingThe Hire MI Vet Mentorship Program provides individualized career readiness support for Veterans, focusing on resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, elevator speech, and job search assistance. This volunteer position will consist of creating/updating resumes for Veterans in SE Michigan and NW Ohio. The work will be done virtually. Military skills and experience need to be translated into a civilian resume. It would be helpful to have a familiarity with USAJOBS.gov but not necessary.
Administrative Aide
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=236369https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=236369OngoingOngoingHire MI Vet is a community initiative that helps Veterans gain meaningful employment. Our endeavors are to provide employment resources; host networking programs; offer mentor services; and host an annual hiring event.

We are in need of an administrative aide that is responsible for providing general coordination, clerical and secretarial functions and assist leadership of the Hire MI Vet team with miscellaneous tasks. Must have excellent writing skills and abilities.



Proposed tasks of Administrative Aid include:



Write thank you emails and letters to employers, service providers, volunteers, sponsors, donors etc.
Compose letters, forms, reports, and other papers.
Assist President with clerical and logistical needs.
Take meeting minutes.
Assist with Constant Contact and LinkedIn
Forward all information/ documents to designated co-chair for filing/storage.
Other desirable skills, not required, include video/photo (via phone) and event coordination.
Wednesday Volunteer Days at Growing Hope's Urban Farm
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=567641https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=567641OngoingOngoingWe couldn’t do the work that we do without YOU. Get involved with Growing Hope by volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, sell, buy, prepare, and eat nourishing food.

We support people of all ages to grow, prepare, and eat nourishing food through hands-on educational opportunities at our urban farm and in the community. Through workshops, trainings, and field trips, we educate youth, adults, and seniors who have a range of gardening experience and skills. We are also active in school, community, and home gardens throughout Ypsilanti.
Local Author Outreach
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=733498https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=733498OngoingOngoingThe Ann Arbor Book Society is looking for a volunteer to gather and organize information about Ann Arbor's authors for a local author page on our website. This responsibility is computer-based and can be done at home. Potential volunteers must be comfortable reaching out to authors and have excellent organizational and communication skills.



**All Ann Arbor Book Society Volunteer Opportunities Require a 6-month Minimum Commitment**
Pop-up Safety Town – Detroit, MI
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=733354https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/respondIndividual/?need_id=73335410/19/202210/20/2022Concussion Center faculty member, Dr. Andrew Hashikawa, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, is looking for volunteers to assist with pop-up safety town events, empowering children and families attending Head Start Centers in Michigan with injury prevention tips and resources.



Safety Town events provide injury prevention education on:

Helmet safety
Dog bite prevention
Medication safety
Dental safety
Pedestrian safety
Stewardship Workday at Bird Hills Nature Area/World Soil Day
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=734246http://tinyurl.com/Bird12042212/4/202212/4/2022Join NAP at Bird Hills Nature Area for World Soil Day! #WorldSoilDay is held annually to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. Bird Hills Nature Area is the largest natural area in the city at 146 acres, and the rich diversity of native plant species found in the park ranks it second highest overall in the city’s Floristic Quality Assessment of its natural areas. Connect with others doing meaningful work by cutting and removing invasive species in the park. Meet at the Bird Road entrance to this park, west of Huron River Drive (map: tinyurl.com/BirdHillsBird).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Bird120422.
Stewardship Workday at Hannah Nature Area
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=734247http://tinyurl.com/Hannah12102212/10/202212/10/2022Due to its compact size, Hannah Nature Area is an opportunity to observe the process of ecological restoration. Used as a dumping ground in the past, this quaint park allows nature to exist in an otherwise suburban setting. Support an enthusiastic group of neighborhood volunteers to cut and remove invasive species. Meet at the west end of Bath Street, west of 7th (between Miller and Huron) (map: tinyurl.com/HannahBathStreet).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Hannah121022.
Stewardship Workday at Braun Nature Area
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=734248http://tinyurl.com/Braun12112212/11/202212/11/2022Wetland plants thrive along Malletts Creek as it runs through Braun Nature Area. Invasives such as honeysuckle are threatening the biodiversity in the park. Join NAP to cut and remove invasive species, allowing the native plants to flourish. Meet at the entrance to the park off Chalmers Rd (map: tinyurl.com/BraunChalmers).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Braun121122.
Social Media and Marketing Team Member
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=734377https://connect2community.umich.edu/user/login/?return=%2Fneed%2FrespondIndividual%2F%3Fneed_id%3D734377OngoingOngoingThe Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library are looking for a volunteer to help spread the world about the Friends through our Facebook page and marketing both in the shop and elsewhere. We are looking for someone familiar with Facebook and preferrably someone with marketing experience.



***ALL FAADL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES REQUIRE A SIX-MONTH MINIMUM COMMITMENT***
Help Provide Classroom Support at an AAPS School.
https://connect2community.umich.edu/need/detail/?need_id=734687https://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=6a49961b-52cd-438d-9ab8-058e623d0e9e&ApplicationFormNumber=1OngoingOngoingAs a Classroom support volunteer, you will provide an extra set of hands to your AAPS contact in a variety of ways. Your primary role is to be a positive role model for AAPS students. Classroom Support volunteers must commit to volunteering at least 1 hour a week for at least three months.

New Beginnings Day Volunteer
https://www.journeyoffaitha2.org/https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c45ada62ca3fb6-newbeginningsOngoingOngoingWe need help welcoming our guests and friends who come to the church during the week to do their laundry, take showers, pick up clothes or food, and/or just hang out somewhere with wifi and climate control. Your main repsonsibility will be to be present in the space and support our Homelessness Ministry Coordinator Rose in opening the door for people and helping those who want to use the services find what they need!

The role is relatively flexible. You are likely to be able to read or work quietly on the wifi much of the time. However, we are also always looking for help sorting donations and cleaning-up the areas where they are kept.

Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c45ada62ca3fb6-newbeginnings
ProMedica Hospice Volunteerhttps://www.promedicahospice.org/find-an-agency/promedica-hospice-ann-arbor/?contentIdString=14460&contentNameString=VolunteeringLearn more by calling 734-973-1145 or visiting our website: https://www.promedicahospice.org/find-an-agency/promedica-hospice-ann-arbor/?contentIdString=14460&contentNameString=Volunteering
Ongoing11/30/22Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old to visit patients. ProMedica requires all volunteers to get the annual flu shot, available for free in our Ann Arbor and Southfield offices. Every volunteer, while visiting patients, must wear the surgical mask or N95 mask ProMedica provides. Volunteers must have the COVID vaccination. Volunteers must complete two TB skin tests (available for free in the ProMedica Ann Arbor and Southfield offices) and a fingerprint background check (paid for by ProMedica). We provide extensive training to ensure volunteers are fully prepared for their work.
Idealisthttps://www.idealist.org/en/?page=3&type=VOLOPhttps://www.idealist.org/en/?type=VOLOPOngoingOngoingDirectory of volunteer opportunities
Friends of the Rougehttps://therouge.org/volunteer/https://therouge.org/volunteer/OngoingOngoingFriends of the Rouge (FOTR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan. The FOTR office is located off of Main Street on the North end of downtown Plymouth, Michigan.
Peace Corps at the University of Michiganhttps://internationalcenter.umich.edu/abroad/peacepeace.corps@umich.edu or 734-647-2182OngoingOngoingThe University of Michigan Peace Corps Office is conveniently located on campus to help students prepare for Peace Corps service. We routinely organize information sessions, panels with returned Peace Corps Volunteers, application workshops, and more.
Matchmaking at the Ginsberg Center https://ginsberg.umich.edu/article/our-matchmaking-processPlease email us at ginsberg.matchmaking@umich.eduOngoingOngoingCentral to advancing Ginsberg's Mission is our Matchmaking Process, which connects community-identified needs and priorities to knowledge, skills, and expertise at the University of Michigan. Matched partnerships can be part of a course, research project, co-curricular student initiative, internship or general volunteering through Connect2Community. By providing intentional support to students, faculty and community partners, we connect people in meaningful, important, and sustained ways to advance social change for the public good.
Local Volunteer Law-Related Opportunitieshttps://careercenter.umich.edu/article/local-volunteer-law-related-opportunitieshttps://careercenter.umich.edu/article/local-volunteer-law-related-opportunitiesOngoingOngoingSelect link for sampling of service and volunteer law-related opportunities in Washtenaw County and beyond:
Ronald McDonald House Ann Arbor Volunteer as a Grouphttps://rmhcannarbor.org/how-to-help/contribute-your-time/https://rmhcannarbor.org/wp-content/uploads/VolunteerApplication.pdfOngoingOngoingA variety of service opportunities for groups interested in volunteering at the House. We ask that you limit your group size to eight people at a time>
Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meetinghttps://citizensclimatelobby.org/monthly-meetings-and-actions/https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/12:45 PM2:45 PMWorried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF USA)https://wwoofusa.org/our-farms/?search=48109https://wwoofusa.org/our-farms/?search=48109OngoingOngoingWorldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. Become a member today and gain full access to our network of organic farms.
Volunteer with Ann Arbor Meals on Wheelshttps://www.uofmhealth.org/patient-visitor-guide/aameals-on-wheels/volunteerhttps://umichumhs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bww2XEx2VsBjKYtOngoingVolunteers serve a critical role in helping us serve our homebound neighbors by conducting socially-distanced wellness checks and delivering meals, needed household items and toiletries, as well as cards and activity books to brighten the days of our clients.
CAN Make a Meal Volunteerhttps://www.canwashtenaw.org/volunteerhttps://www.tfaforms.com/4773364OngoingOngoingCAN serves filling, healthy dinners at every community center during its After School Programs, which operate every Monday-Thursday, mid-September – May. Volunteer as an individual, as a family, or as a group to purchase and cook a healthy, filling meal for CAN's students! You can drop off the meal hot, close to dinner time, or package it for reheating. Meals can range from tacos, salads, lasagnas, casseroles, pizza, mac & cheese, spaghetti, steamed vegetables, and more!
CAN After School Program Volunteerhttps://www.canwashtenaw.org/volunteerhttps://www.tfaforms.com/4773364OngoingOngoingCAN partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to offer programs that educate youth, stabilize families, and build community. CAN After School Program Volunteers help K-12 grade students (depending on the CAN location) with homework, reading, and additional academic and social-emotional enrichment activities. There is also some free time to play and make meaningful connections with CAN's children and youth as a mentor and role model. CAN After School Programs operate Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm.
CAN Community Clean-Up https://www.canwashtenaw.org/volunteerhttps://www.tfaforms.com/4773364OngoingOngoingThis is a good opportunity for individuals and groups who enjoy cleaning up and beautifying neighborhoods. Community center clean-ups are an opportunity to meet other service-oriented people and to help your neighbors by assisting in the removal of trash and the overall organization of sites both indoors and outdoors. These are good one-time or monthly commitments.
Youth Crisis Line Volunteershttps://ozonehouse.org/support-us/volunteer/https://forms.gle/SSDNYYTyZ8NgMhxZ9OngoingOngoingInterested in becoming a Crisis Line Counselor? Ozone House Youth and Family Services is seeking passionate volunteers to respond to crisis phone calls, texts and live chats. All crisis line volunteers go through a 40-hour crisis intervention training.
Washtenaw Literacy – Program Internshiphttps://www.volunteerwashtenaw.org/need/detail/?need_id=303745https://www.volunteerwashtenaw.org/need/detail/?need_id=303745OngoingOngoingWashtenaw Literacy is seeking qualified individuals for internships. Our unpaid internships focus on training and supporting individuals during a semester of experiences and learning. All internships are fitted to the individual career and educational goals of the chosen candidate. Our small staff will actively mentor you throughout the semester and give you ample opportunity to grow. Direct service and administration combine to provide a well-rounded internship.
Planet Blue Sustainable Food Program – Campus Farmhttps://planetblue.umich.edu/campus/about/partners/student-life/about-us/umsfphttps://www.facebook.com/umsfp/Ongoing Ongoing The UM Sustainable Food Program provides support to organizations on campus dedicated to building a sustainable food system. We currently connect about a dozen Member Groups, seven campus gardens, and the Campus Farm.
Mentor2Youth Volunteershttps://www.mentor2youth.org/volunteer-formhttps://www.mentor2youth.org/volunteer-formOngoing Ongoing We are always looking for tutors, mentors, and community partners who are interested in helping students in our community thrive.
Safe House Center https://www.safehousecenter.org/volunteer-information-2-2/https://www.safehousecenter.org/volunteer-information-old/volunteer-application-process/Ongoing Ongoing We have a rich history of providing outstanding services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We work within the local community and help lead efforts to create a violence-free society. We are excited to invite you to join us in this work!
Big Brothers or Big Sisters of Washtenaw Countyhttps://www.bbbswashtenaw.org/big.htmlhttps://www.bbbswashtenaw.org/big.htmlOngoing Ongoing Your guidance and understanding can help a child believe they can have a brighter future by empowering them with the tools to reach their full potential. And the best part? It’s actually a lot of fun.
826michigan Volunteerhttps://www.826michigan.org/volunteer/https://www.826michigan.org/volunteer/volunteer-apply/Ongoing Ongoing We believe that with individualized attention from caring adults like you, students improve their academic performance, develop a sense of belonging, and discover the unique value of their voices. (Plus … 826michigan programs are truly fun and engaging—for students and volunteers alike!)

Volunteers for the UMHS Gift Shopshttps://www.uofmhealth.org/patient-visitor-guide/friends/get-involvedPlease contact Mary Kosinski, Friends Shops Volunteer Coordinator at 734-936-5975 or email maryjk@med.umich.edu(link sends e-mail) for questions regarding volunteering in the Shops. Ongoing Ongoing Become a Friends volunteer and work at one of our U-M Gift Shops. Flexible hours, scheduling and Free Parking, as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients, families, visitors and staff. UMHS Friends Gift Shops are always looking for volunteers. f you are a member of the community and would like to give back, onsider serving on the UMHS Friends Gift Shops Advisory Board of Directors to promote health, wellness and education in our community.
Park Adopterhttps://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/administrative/adopt-a-park/Pages/Adopt-A-Park.aspxEmail to Adopt-A-Park@a2gov.org or give us a call at 734.794.6627!Ongoing Ongoing Adopt-A-Park is looking for volunteers and volunteer groups interested in helping out in their community parks and playgrounds. There are many things Adopters can do including planting trees and flowers, collecting trash, installing rainwater gardens, and maintaining trails. You'll work with the Adopt-A-Park Coordinator to create an easy plan for you and your park. Your plan can include as much or as little work as you'd like to do, and Adopt-A-Park will provide the knowledge and support you need to be a success! Adopt-A-Park will coordinate with other City of Ann Arbor services, and provide publicity, tools, and supplies.
Westside Farmers Market Volunteerhttps://www.westsidefarmersmarket.com/volunteer/https://www.westsidefarmersmarket.com/volunteer/Ongoing Ongoing Get Involved! Volunteers tighten a myriad of the nuts and bolts that keep the market machine running at the speed of life. Our vendors are busy producing – so we help them spread the word about their great products through social media and blogs. We organize entertainment and educational demos. We put things in place for a great market day. Join us; we can use the help, enjoy the company, and love what we do.

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Volunteerhttps://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/volunteershttps://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/volunteersOngoing Ongoing Not all stars are on stage. At the MSF, our corps of volunteers are every bit as important to our success as the actors: you can usher, sell concessions, or help out in the box office. Or, if you really want to be a star, volunteer in our business office. Remember, Shakespeare was a theatre manager, too! The MSF would love to have your expertise, passion and time!

Nation Outside Volunteer https://www.nationoutside.org/getinvolvedhttps://www.nationoutside.org/getinvolvedOngoing Ongoing Our primary purpose is to increase the ability of people who have been incarcerated to succeed and to help create a more effective, sensible justice system.
The needs of our organization are varied, but we focus on community organizing, holding public discussions, and public education.
SCRAP Box Volunteerhttps://annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org/Volunteerhttps://annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org/Adult-Volunteer-ApplicationOngoing Ongoing We are always looking for volunteers passionate about creative reuse and upcycling to join our volunteer team. Our volunteers help our staff keep the store looking neat and tidy by sorting and organizing materials to go out on the floor or preparing materials for our craft workshops and educational programs.
Volunteer Opportunities in Detroithttp://www.detroitmi.gov/Serve-Detroit/Volunteer-Informationhttp://www.detroitmi.gov/Serve-Detroit/Volunteer-InformationOngoing Ongoing The City of Detroit offers a variety of ways to get involved. Take a look at the opportunities offered and sign up to Volunteer Now!
Ford Blue Oval Networkhttps://fordblueovalnetwork.org/volunteerhttps://fordblueovalnetwork.org/volunteerOngoingOngoingVolunteering is part of our corporate culture at Ford Motor Company. Partnerships within the community not only strengthen nonprofit organizations but improve the quality of life in the community. We also believe a lasting difference happens for those who give of their time and talent.

Catchafirehttps://www.catchafire.org/about/https://www.catchafire.org/volunteer/?page=1OngoingOngoingDirectory of volunteer opportunities
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Childrenhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/fimrchttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/fimrcOngoingOngoingThe Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to medical care for the millions of underprivileged and medically underserved children around the world. Our chapter contributes to this mission by adopting projects at our many clinics abroad, while also advocating health messages that concern the surrounding communities we serve. Throughout the year, we fundraise for our clinical and community projects through events such as our "Big Benefit Dinner", restaurant nights at local Ann Arbor eateries, our "Mr. Michigan Pageant", and silent auctions. FIMRC also strongly encourages volunteering in our local community with opportunities such as cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald house, participating in activities at the University Living nursing home, and setting up events at after school activity centers such as Ozone house. FIMRC is proud to provide a tight knit community where every voice can be heard, and we will be hosting our FIMRC Day of Service to kick off the semester so that you have a fantastic opportunity to get involved!
Global Brigadeshttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/globalbrigadeshttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/globalbrigadesOngoingOngoingGlobal Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.

The mission is to resolve global health and economic disparities by empowering student volunteers, local professionals, and community members in a collaborative holistic approach to sustainable development.

The Global Brigades chapter at University of Michigan has four of the eight brigades; Dental, Medical, Business, and Public Health.
Heal-Move-Shifthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/heal-move-shifthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/heal-move-shiftOngoingOngoingThe mission of Heal-Move-Shift is to actively educate and be of service to the cities of Greater Detroit/Ann Arbor area, in regards to Cardiovascular, Mental, and Nutritional Health.

The tenant of Cardiovascular Health will be achieved via education of prevention methods of Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Attacks/Strokes, and CPR unofficial training/AED. These effort aim to achieve increased awareness of cardiovascular health, and the risk factors associated with CVD.

The tenant of Mental Health will be achieved via education of emotional, psychological, and social well-being via round table initiatives. These effort aim to utilize inclusivity and safe spaces to reduce stigma associated with Mental Health, while representing diverse identities and experiences presented in the target community.

The tenant of Nutritional Health will be achieved via Physical/Nutritional seminars. These seminars aim to educate the youth generation to understand nutritional health, and the involvement of both aspects of physical fitness and and nutritional guides.
Humanity Firsthttps://sites.google.com/umich.edu/humanity-first-at-u-m/home?authuser=1https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/humanity-first-at-u-m/home?authuser=1OngoingOngoingHumanity First a national non-profit organization dedicated to disaster relief around the world. Humanity First’s mission is to serve disaster struck and socially disadvantaged individuals and families in undeveloped communities around the world. We aim to:
Relieve suffering caused by natural disaster and human conflict
Promote peace and understanding based on mutual tolerance and respect
Strengthen people’s capacity to help themselves
INventhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/inventhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/inventOngoingOngoingINvent is a platform for students who wish to do collaborative work at High Schools in Peru and Colombia by implementing STEM Programs during a volunteer summer abroad experience. Members of INvent will travel to Peru or colombia for 3 weeks during the months of may-june to be instructors of an afterschool program in collaboration the peruvian non profit UTK United Technologies for Kids. The technologies considered are 3D printing, design in CAD, electronics with Arduinos and basic programming. These may be extended to robotics, drones, etc. During winter semester selected U of Michigan students will prepare the lessons and projects that they will teach to high schoolers.

INvent partners with a mirror program at UC Berkeley and MIT that will give Umich students further opportunities to share experiences and deliver joint projects at the High Schools besides building relationships with university students during the summer abroad program. *Travel expenses covered

Apply to INvent Summer Abroad Program 2019 here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZBiiQWqta2jZQ29y2

News Report on INvent: http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/25010-teaching-love-of-science-from-the-ground-up
K-Grams (Kids' Programs)http://umich.edu/~smile/#/http://umich.edu/~smile/#/OngoingOngoingThe mission of K-grams is to establish a strong community of learning for a wide range of college and elementary students, educators, and families by developing positive relationships and experiences that extend beyond the classroom.
If you are interested in joining our organization, please visit our website or email any questions to kgrams.info@umich.edu!
Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Programhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/kdsaphttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/kdsapOngoingOngoingKDSAP has two key objectives: student career development and community outreach. KDSAP offers several speaker series and programs each semester that expose students to the scientific and medical professions while facilitating the development of mentor-mentee relationships. KDSAP members may also participate in the community outreach branch, Community Kidney Disease Detection (CKDD). CKDD runs monthly screenings in medically underserved communities per request by the community leaders. KDSAP members have opportunities to develop leadership skills through the organization and management of CKDD screenings while providing kidney health screenings.
LingoMatchhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/lingomatchhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/lingomatchOngoingOngoingLingoMatch is a platform for students to advocate for immigrant, refugee, and bilingual populations. We coordinate events and provide free translation and interpretation services.
Medical Educational Service Opportunitieshttp://www.umich.edu/~meso/index.htmlhttp://www.umich.edu/~meso/index.htmlOngoingOngoingWhy are we different:
We believe in giving our members exactly what they want: volunteering that is directly related to our future careers, the opportunity to work directly with health professionals, and the opportunity to become more involved with a smaller community of like-minded individuals.

What we offer:
We hold a variety of unique workshops that allow you to learn from some of the finest people at the University of Michigan (physician speakers, Career Center application advise, and HVA first aid/CPR training). We also give our members the opportunity to volunteer directly in healthcare settings (Mott and VA Hospital, Sunrise Senior Living care, and hospice assistance). We are also known for our trips to Central America where our members are given the opportunity to work in free local clinics directly with physicians and patients. All active members are eligible to go–we do not limit the size of our trips!
Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Associationhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/millahttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/millaOngoingOngoingThe Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association (MILLA) is a student organization at the University of Michigan Law School. We engage in community-based advocacy and service projects on labor, immigration, and low-wage and immigrant worker issues both here in Michigan and around the world. We collaborate with local stakeholders and legal advocates, organize pro bono and community service opportunities at the law school, and provide career support and mentoring for students interested in practicing immigration or labor law. We also host several small dinner talks each semester ("salons") with a professor or practitioner to discuss topical immigration and labor law issues.
North Star Reach Student Volunteershttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/northstarstudentvolunteershttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/northstarstudentvolunteersOngoingOngoingNorth Star Reach is a non-profit organization located in Pinckney, MI, and is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network. SeriousFun camps are located across the globe and serve children with chronic and life-threatening health challenges free of charge. Their mission is simple: to provide a fun camp experience while safely accommodating for a wide range of health challenges.

The University of Michigan is one of three major NSSV chapters located within the Great Lakes Region (partnered with Oakland University and MSU). Together, with our knowledge, determination, and love for camp, we hope to provide insight on the wonders of NSR while simultaneously expanding our volunteer base right here, at UofM.
Phalombe Initiative for Educationhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/piehttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/PIEOngoingOngoingOur mission is to unite communities through education, cultural immersion, and personal empowerment. We accomplish this through service activities, including an annual seven-week volunteer trip to Phalombe, that promote STEM education.

PIE strives to empower communities by advancing the effectiveness of educational institutions and the success of students in Phalombe, Malawi, as well as here in Ann Arbor, through STEM-focused educational outreach, activities, and tutoring. This organization recognizes the dual needs for engineering-focused educational programs in Phalombe and for a fostering of global humanitarianism and multiculturalism here in Ann Arbor. In this light, PIE is dedicated to the specific and related goals of advancing STEM education and interest in Phalombe while simultaneously engaging local students with multiculturalism, global knowledge, and volunteerism.

The creation of this organization initially followed a need demonstrated by a survey of students who were involved with the 2014 Common Reading Experience in some way, whether participant or facilitator. Since then it has evolved with a purpose formulated from collaboration of its initial members with the EKARI Foundation in Phalombe.
Project Ignitehttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/projectignitehttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/projectigniteOngoingOngoingAn organization that seeks to recruit and train mentors and student facilitators to work closely with high school and middle school students in Detroit, MI. Mentors will offer one on one support and assist with other duties within the organization and facilitators will help create and facilitate professional development workshops, service projects, health and wellness workshops, and cultural awareness programs for students in Detroit. Members who join Project Ignite are innovators and enhance their leadership skills and are willing to travel to and from Detroit during the school year and/or summer.
Project Lighthousehttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/projectlighthousehttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/projectlighthouseOngoingOngoingWe have four or five regular visits during second semester to work with inner-city Detroit high school students. We plan engaging and interactive activities for the students to participate in that focus around various areas, such as: race/ethnicity, higher education, careers,…etc. In addition we also plan one Campus Day event for the end of the semester, in which we bring the students to campus for an entire day. We schedule speakers and performances for the students to both gain knowledge from and enjoy. We also eat lunch in the residence halls and show them around campus to give them an idea of what a campus experience can entail.
Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Associationhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/palmahttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/palmaOngoingOngoingWe are PALMA! As a student-run organization here at the University of Michigan, our primary focus is providing mentoring to all ages of our Hispanic Latino Community here in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti. We have three different programs within our organization: Pre-K, K-12, and Adult.

What we do:
Our Pre-Kindergarten program focuses on younger children and helping them prep for school. Our Pre-K program uses lots of resources from the AADL such as games, children's books, and online learning games.

Second is our K-12 program. In this program we focus on helping the kids with the schoolwork that they bring with them to our tutoring sessions. The amount of work they have varies by student, therefore tutors are also ready to work with their students on the subjects they may have a more difficult time with… extra practice is always good!

Finally, we also have an adult ESL program. This program focuses on helping parents and other community members with their English. For this program, we like to have tutors who are proficient in Spanish.

With all three of our programs, we pair one or two students with a tutor. We welcome anyone who wishes to be a tutor or a student with us. We especially love getting new tutors as we have a long list of students awaiting a placement. The bigger our organization, the more good we do.
Public Benefits Advocacy Projecthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/publicbenefitshttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/publicbenefitsOngoingOngoingMembers of the Public Benefits Advocacy Project (PBAP) visit local transitional housing and community centers to assist clients in completing applications for food stamps and Medicaid, and follow opened cases to ensure accurate processing.

Under the supervision of attorneys from Legal Services of South Central Michigan, we hold weekly office hours to help clients navigate the public benefits system, serving as advocates to ensure they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Members typically attend one or more two-hour intake sessions per month at community centers in the Ann Arbor area, and/or a few two-hour office hours sessions per semester. We provide substantive and skills training for new and returning members during the beginning of each semester in cooperation with attorneys from the Michigan Poverty Law Program.

PBAP provides law students with a valuable opportunity to participate in community service, learn about public interest and administrative law, and develop skills such as compassionate client interviewing and effective communication with government agencies.
Seven Milehttp://www.umsevenmile.org/http://www.umsevenmile.org/OngoingOngoingSeven Mile currently travels 3 days a week to the Mission: City community center and the Frederick Douglass for Young Men in Detroit to provide free music, arts, and coding lessons to the community. The public funding for such opportunities in Detroit has dropped considerably over the last several years, and many of these children have no other opportunities to learn and experience music, art, or coding.
Smile 4 Kidshttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/smile4kidsumichhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/smile4kidsumichOngoingOngoingThrough community outreach programs, mentorship, education, and volunteering, members of Smile 4 Kids will have the opportunity to enrich the lives of children in the Ann Arbor area by providing hope, happiness, and positivity. Students will incorporate their passion for helping to make a positive impact in other children's lives.
Sonrise Mentorship at the University of Michiganhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/sonrisementorshiphttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/sonrisementorshipOngoingOngoingIn 2013, the founders of Sonrise Mentorship visited the Sonrise School in Musanze, Rwanda on a high school Volunteer Corps trip. Sonrise is considered one of the best high schools in the country, so it is no surprise that many ambitious 11th and 12th graders dream of attending university in the United States after graduation from Sonrise. This club has been established for the purpose of providing personalized mentorship, comprehensive preparation for standardized tests, and collegiate planning to Sonrise students.
Student United Way at the University of Michiganhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/studentunitedwayhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/studentunitedwayOngoingOngoingStudent United Way at the University of Michigan is a student-run branch of the United Way of Washtenaw County. They are a group of student volunteers devoted to lending their time and talent for the benefit of our surrounding community. Additionally, they work closely with United Way of Washtenaw County to provide continuing support for its 40 partner agencies. Through their efforts, SUW hope to encourage other students to become both active members of Student United Way and volunteers within their own community.
Sunnyhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/sunnyhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/sunnyOngoingOngoingSunny enriches the lives of at-risk children, such as foster kids and refugees in at-risk areas in Michigan. It also wants to help women who have been abused sexually, domestically, societally. We visit foster homes and provide materials to women’s shelters and foster homes while also providing mentorship to all willing children, and bring light into the lives of society’s forgotten victims.
Team Aquadorhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/teamaquadorhttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/teamaquadorOngoingOngoingTeam Aquador is focused on creating a sustainable water treatment system to clean contaminated fresh water sources in several regions in Ecuador. Our mission is to design, build, and implement a system that will be easy to use and maintain by the local communities. Our goal is to target the coastal regions that were heavily affected by the 2016 earthquake and help rebuild their water treatment infrastructure. We also hope to work with communities in the rainforest and jungle region of Ecuador that have the highest reported rates of mortalities due to waterborne diseases. A focal point in our system will also be to utilize the abundant natural sources of energy (solar and hydroelectric) so that our system can power itself. Additionally, we intend to make our system utilizing as much recycled, thrown out, and easily accessible material found in the regions. This way, we hope to share our design with local communities to help them continue making their own water treatment systems.
The Pearl Projecthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/thepearlprojecthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/thepearlprojectOngoingOngoingThe Pearl Project’s mission is to assist young mothers in financially unstable circumstances by providing free childcare services and emotional strength to allow them to finish their education and acquire a stable career. To that end, The Pearl Project will support a well established free daycare, Roseland Community “Good News” Daycare, in the South Side of Chicago with fundraising events and volunteering at the daycare on an alternative spring break. Additionally, The Pearl Project will branch its efforts out to the surrounding South Side area as well as provide similar volunteer services to the Washtenaw County in Michigan.
The Quito Projecthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/thequitoprojecthttps://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/thequitoprojectOngoingOngoingThe Quito Project is a multidisciplinary organization with students and faculty from schools across the University of Michigan including: Social Work, Nursing, Education, Business, Literature Sciences & Arts, Engineering, etc. As of 2018, TQP is in its fourteenth year of operation. Since its formation in 2004, TQP has evolved to support projects in the realm of public health, social work, and education for 8,000 community members of San Martin, San Blas, and Pifo in Quito, Ecuador.

The Quito Project’s mission is to collaborate with local partners in developing evidence-based solutions that support and build capacity in the health, educational, and social sectors.

TQP Model: In partnership with the Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, students from the University of Michigan partner with education students in Ecuador to hold a summer camp for underprivileged children each summer. The curriculum is student-developed with support from mentor faculty members and emphasizes the strengthening students' understanding of core academic subjects in reading, writing, mathematics and the sciences while encouraging creative expression and exploration, elevating the importance of academic performance, and boosting in-class self-confidence. Each year approximately 60 students aged 5-12 years old attend the camp.

We provide our students with engaging educational activities, two meals at the summer camp, school supplies, and hygienic supplies which is entirely free of charge and organized by undergraduate students from the University of Michigan and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Membership: The Quito Project members are recruited and managed by the TQP executive board and our faculty advisor. Every fall, TQP recruits UM undergraduate students through campus events, direct marketing, and social media campaigns. Prospective tutors for our program must complete an application and an in-person interview conducted in both English and Spanish before being selected to participate in our program.