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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Sustainable Living Experience Board Meeting Oxford Housing – Noble Lounge6:00 PM7:00 PMTake on leadership by joining the SLE Board! Plan activities and events and work together to take action in your community.
Detroit Trip AM2:30 PMKeep Growing Detroit & Eastern Market. Travel to Detroit with SLE and engage with the community at Keep Growing Detroit, a nonprofit that works in urban agriculture. Afterwards we will travel to Eastern Market, a historic farmers' market.
Oakwood Heights Community Garden
– Southwest Detroit AM12:30 PMCome spring, we will be looking for lots of hands to come out and get dirty at one of our many community gardens, located in the Oakwood Heights neighborhood of Southwest Detroit. Projects will include the following: weeding garden beds, floral beds, mulch walkways and other garden maintenance, preparing garden beds and planting seeds, constructing compost corrals, and installing a rain catchment system.
The Wolverine Disaster Relief Club Marjace Miles, VP of Marketing, marjacem@umich.eduOngoingOngoingWe will create a framework that enables, facilitates, and guides support before, during, and after natural disasters to Michigan students, faculty, alumni, and their loved ones. Specifically, we will guide help in four main ways:

1. Before the disaster: Serving as a message board to connect evacuating Wolverines with alumni or others willing to take them in.
2. Shortly after the disaster: Coordinating material donations via a wedding registry-style needs list tailored to vetted Wolverine families. Also sending letters of support.
3. Further after the disaster: Connect student volunteers with achievable projects that can be completed during class breaks–plan and arrange travel and goals. These 3-4 day trips will be to provide free hard work to Wolverine families who need it in their recovery efforts after a disaster.
4. Receive and manage monetary donations in support of the material needs and volunteer travel budgets of the above goals.
Habitat for Humanity Builders at the Ross School of Business Ross School of Business Habitat for Humanity Builders is a student run organization seeking to sustain and increase the Ross School of Business' commitment to community service and involvement through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HVHFH)
EXCEL – Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Impact Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 481096:00 PM9:00 PMIn partnership with artist Bryce Vine and Pandora, we will launch a national marketing and playlist campaign to support local foundation Barn Sanctuary in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and care for farm animal refugees. At the event, we'll form teams and work with top industry mentors to learn about the intersection of music, marketing and social impact. After the event, University of Michigan students work inteams to launch and optimize their campaigns across social media and music streaming services!
Nichols Arboretum Volunteer Day AM12:00 PMPlanet Blue Ambassadors (and friends!) have the opportunity to enjoy some time volunteering in the Nichols Arboretum on September 8th. Lunch will be provided. Sign up at the link below to reserve your space.
Idealist of volunteer opportunities
Drive 4 UR Community AM1:00 PMTest drive a brand new Ford car & raise money for Growing Hope! Butman Ford has partnered with Growing Hope for the 2nd Annual Drive 4 UR Community! Test drive a Butman Ford vehicle with no pressure to buy and no pushy sales people. It only takes 5 minutes and Butman Ford will donate $20 to Growing Hope for every test drive. Depot Town Farmers Market Outdoor plaza at 100 Rice Street, Ypsilanti
Eli Lilly and Company Corporate Information Session Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building – 10126:00 PM7:30 PMPositions: Full-Time, Intern. Majors: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Degrees: Undergraduate, PhD. Citizenship: US Citizen
Resumes: Yes. Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of the disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Business+Impact Showcase Jeff T. Blau Hall – 5th Floor Colloquium5:00 PM6:30 PMFlowing from clubs to intiatives and centers, the Ross Business+Impact intiative is part of the DNA of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Not only that, but through partnerships with other schools on campus and through specific programs that we administer, we create multidisciplinary action-based learning opportunities across U-M. New and existing students interested in poverty alleviation, healthcare access, sustainability, human rights and diversity should attend, to discover all the opportunities to make a difference in the places where they live and work, at their school, and across the world.

This event is a tabled event with multiple constituents, and there will be light hors d’oeuvres served.
So Cool So Just
Social Justice Organization Fair AM2:00 PMThe So Cool, So Just Student Organization Fair is sponsored by the Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor, the Ginsberg Center, and the Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning as a space for students to learn, connect, and network with social justice organizations. Each year, more than thirty organizations and departments gather to inform students about ways to get involved, share resources, and build community. So Cool, So Just fair invites your participation whether you’re interested in community-based action, educational justice through dialogue, service-learning, or policy.
Gratitude Barbecue PM6:30 PMWe are throwing a BBQ to thank all the contractors and volunteers who are responsible for helping us finish the Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall. The evening will include delicious barbecue stily food, a live music performance, and fun with friends and families! Volunteers will be asked to help set up, maintain the food tables, keep the area tidy, and clean up. Growing Hope Ypsilanti
Friends of the Rouge 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.
Chefs in the Garden PM10:00 PMChefs in the Garden is a dinner series that features an artisan-prepared meal by notable regional chefs, delicious beer and wines, and show-stopping desserts. Guests and volunteers enjoy the beauty of late summer and early fall on our working urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti. Volunteers for the event will assist chefs, sign in guests, pass around appetizers, serve drinks, serve guests all meal courses, bus tables, clean dishes, and assist with tearing the event down. It's a fun event filled with smiling faces and happy bellies.
Chefs in the Garden PM10:00 PMChefs in the Garden is a dinner series that features an artisan-prepared meal by notable regional chefs, delicious beer and wines, and show-stopping desserts. Guests and volunteers enjoy the beauty of late summer and early fall on our working urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti. Volunteers for the event will assist chefs, sign in guests, pass around appetizers, serve drinks, serve guests all meal courses, bus tables, clean dishes, and assist with tearing the event down. It's a fun event filled with smiling faces and happy bellies.
Chefs in the Garden PM10:00 PMChefs in the Garden is a dinner series that features an artisan-prepared meal by notable regional chefs, delicious beer and wines, and show-stopping desserts. Guests and volunteers enjoy the beauty of late summer and early fall on our working urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti. Volunteers for the event will assist chefs, sign in guests, pass around appetizers, serve drinks, serve guests all meal courses, bus tables, clean dishes, and assist with tearing the event down. It's a fun event filled with smiling faces and happy bellies.
Garden Volunteers: Helping Hands Saturdays AM3:00 PMLend a hand by helping a farming initiative called We The People Growers Association. We’ve expanded our growing space this year and thus need a few more hands to make our garden thrive. We could use your help with planting, soil amending, weeding and watering. Join us any Saturday this summer from 10am-3pm for our weekly Helping Hands Day! (Volunteering hours also available during the week from 8am-1pm.) Please contact Farmer Parson for more info at: and/or 734-757-5067.
Weekday Garden Help and/or 734-757-5067.8:00 AM1:00 PMlend a hand by helping a farming initiative called We The People Growers Association. We’ve expanded our growing space this year and thus need a few more hands to make our garden thrive. We could use your help with planting, soil amending, weeding and watering. Join us most weekdays from 8am-1pm. Please contact Farmer Parson to sign-up or for more info at: and/or 734-757-5067.
Farm & Garden Drop-in Volunteer Days AM2:00 PMEvery Saturday May through October you can come work with our farm team to start your weekend in the fresh air.
We don't require any prior skills of knowledge, although we always welcome them. Urban farms and gardens take a lot of hands for proper upkeep, and volunteers help us keep Growing Hope Urban Farm in tip-top shape. This opportunity is perfect for groups and people not ready to make a long-term commitment. Activities change week to week with the season. We do projects like labeling garden beds, turning and sifting compost, organizing tools and seed trays, prepping beds, and much more! Volunteering at our urban farm is a great way to learn gardening skills and enjoy our beautiful site.
Farmers Market Volunteer Team – Saturdays AM1:30 PMVolunteering for the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets is a fun, friendly, community-filled experience that engages volunteers in setup, facilitation, and programming at the twice-weekly markets. Volunteer activities will include customer surveys, running adult and children's activities, assisting vendors and customers, and much more. Volunteers are expected to sign up for at least one market shift each month. The shifts begin 45 minutes before the market begins and tear down usually takes about 30 minutes after market is over.
Youth Crisis Line Volunteers or AM5:00 PMOzone House Youth and Family Services is seeking passionate volunteers to respond to crisis phone calls, texts and live chats. Make a real difference to young people in crisis in our community. Gain excellent crisis intervention training and experience. Be part of an agency that advocates for youth and their families. Meet other volunteers with the same interests. Learn about social justice. Great complement to social work or psychology education. All crisis line volunteers go through a 40-hour crisis intervention training. See next session dates.
Youth Crisis Line Volunteers or PM9:00 PMOzone House Youth and Family Services is seeking passionate volunteers to respond to crisis phone calls, texts and live chats. Make a real difference to young people in crisis in our community. Gain excellent crisis intervention training and experience. Be part of an agency that advocates for youth and their families. Meet other volunteers with the same interests. Learn about social justice. Great complement to social work or psychology education. All crisis line volunteers go through a 40-hour crisis intervention training. See next session dates.
Stewardship Workday at Argo Nature Area AM12:00 PMArgo Nature Area is a long narrow strip of forest that runs along the river, north of the canoe livery. It is home to many wildflowers, birds, bullfrogs, and many invasive shrubs. Help us cut these shrubs to allow a more plentiful amount of native plants to grow. Meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Argo Nature Area 1055 Longshore Drive
Stewardship Workday at Onder Nature Area PM4:00 PMOnder Nature Area is a small neighborhood park featuring many black cherry and box elder trees as well as a few large oak trees. Help us make it a beautiful day in the neighborhood by removing invasive shrubs harming the small oak savanna. Meet at the intersection of Hilldale Drive and Brookside Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Onder Nature Area 295 Brookside Drive
Stewardship Workday at Kuebler Langford Nature Area- National Public Lands Day PM4:00 PMNational Public Lands Day is a day dedicated to volunteering in our nation’s public lands. Kuebler Langford Nature Area features lush woodlands, dramatic ravines, and a diverse array of rare plants and wildflowers. However, non-native shrubs are crowding out the native plants. Join us, using hand saws and loppers, to remove these shrubs and allow the native plants to flourish. Meet at the park entrance on Beechwood Drive, north of Sunset Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Kuebler Langford Nature Area 640 Beechwood Drive
Stewardship Workday at Foxfire West Park PM4:00 PMFoxfire West is a small but diverse park in the Traver Creek watershed. This high quality area is threatened by invasive species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Help NAP cut these shrubs to keep this ecosystem healthy. Meet us at the park entrance on Birchwood Drive between Hickory Point Drive and Timbercrest Court. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Foxfire West Park 3120 Birchwood Drive
Stewardship Workday at Stapp Nature Area AM12:00 PMStapp Nature Area is a small park adjacent to the Traverwood Branch of the AADL. It contains mature oak hickory forest and a vernal pond, as well as lovely trails for enjoying the plentiful frogs, toads, turtles, and salamanders. Help us maintain this habitat by lopping and sawing non- native shrubs. Meet at the park sign at the corner of Huron Parkway and Tuebingen Parkway. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Stapp Nature Area Huron Parkway and Tuebingen Parkway
Stewardship Workday at Arbor Hills Nature Area- National Day of Service and Remembrance PM4:00 PMThe anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has been declared a day of service, for citizens to unite and improve their community. Arbor Hills Nature Area is a small park, but home to an intricate community of wetlands and woods. Come protect this unique area by removing invasive shrubs. Meet at the park entrance on Ashburnham Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Arbor Hills Nature Area Park entrance on Ashburnham Road
Diabetes Education Volunteer PM7:30 PMLearn to Prevent Diabetes Type 1 in children and become a volunteer Food for Life Instructor in Churches, Schools, Community Centers and Medical Clinics. 1Love-1World offers an OPEN HOUSE to showcase Food for Life Training Programs to Prevent Diabetes in Youth in Ann Arbor on Wednesday Sept. 5 at 5:30 to 7:30.Come to our Open House to see video and learn about 1Love-1World programs at the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, our retreat at Friends Lake in Chelsea as well as prior year programs in churches, schools and Clinics in Jamaica and Brazil.
A2 Skate Park Clean-Ups PM1:00 PMLend a hand and help keep our wonderful skate park at Veteran’s Memorial Park clean and trash-free for all of its patrons! Meet at the parking lot off Maple Rd. For children, we can provide a scavenger hunt and “recycle vs trash?” activity. A2 Skate Park 2150 Jackson Road
Love A Park Day at Beckley Park PM3:00 PMThe park contains a tot play area, picnic table, horseshoe pit, and a long sloping hill used for unsupervised sledding. A steep asphalt path leads from Argo to the play area and through to Fairview Cemetery. We are going to be spreading woodchips at the playground and helping beautify and maintain the park. Beckley Park. 500 Argo Drive
Fuller Park Pool Fall Clean-Up AM12:00 PMJoin us as we close Fuller Pool for the season and ready the grounds for the long winter. We will be painting, organizing, cleaning up flower beds, etc. Come ready for the weather and to get your hands dirty. Fuller Park Pool 1519 Fuller Road
Love A Park Day at Gallup Park PM3:00 PMGallup Park is one of the crown jewels of Ann Arbor's park system! ​Gallup Park is a 69-acre park and is Ann Arbor’s most popular recreation area. It is located along the Huron River and Geddes Pond with scenic walkways that traverse small islands with bucolic pedestrian bridges. The park contains two playgrounds, a canoe livery, picnic areas and grills scattered throughout the park, two picnic shelters, open field for play, and over three miles of asphalt trails that are popular for biking, rollerblading, walking and running. We will complete a variety of tasks possibly including trash clean-up, invasive brush removal, painting, and more. Gallup Park​ 3000 Fuller Road
Love The River Day PM3:00 PMWant to canoe around the river and enjoy nature while cleaning up trash and taking care of our beautiful Huron River? We've got two Love The River Days planned to give individual volunteers and pairs of volunteers (not groups) the chance to come help out. We supply trash pickers, trash bags, and free boat rentals for river volunteers. There is a limit of 20 people per event so reserve your spot quickly! Gallup Park​ 3000 Fuller Road
Stewardship Workday at Marshall Nature Area PM4:00 PMNestled in the northeast part of the city is Marshall Nature Area, home to a variety of birds that nest in the oak hickory forest. Buckthorn and honeysuckle are crowding out the native plants needed to keep these birds singing. Join the team to remove these offenders while enjoying the song of the woods. Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Marshall Nature Area 3330 N. Dixboro Road
Love A Park Day at Buhr Park Rain Garden AM12:00 PMPull weeds like Yellow Sweet Clover, Ragweed, and Canada Thistle. Also collect and scatter native seeds from the Children's Wet Meadows to the other gardens. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Tools, gloves, water, and expertise provided. Buhr Park 2751 Packard Road
St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Care Center Volunteer Navigator program is a partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Care Center in Ann Arbor and the American Cancer Society. Volunteers will spend time in the cancer center talking with patients and families spreading the word about services offered by CSC and other support available through the health system. Volunteers will be trained and will be able to answer questions and provide tours of the Cancer Center.
Education Series Help! PM9:30 PMVolunteers are needed on Tuesday evenings for either ongoing, intermittent or one-time opportunities. We will have a sign-up list for interested volunteers to be able to indicate programs in advance.
General Volunteer Opportunities at The Brides Project to help out, but not sure what you would like to do? Contact to sign up for a training and learn about our opportunities
Peace Corps at the University of Michigan 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 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.
Michigan Medicine Volunteer Services 2018December 2018College Undergraduates and Graduate Students can apply to volunteer at Michigan Medicine three times a year: in April for Spring/Summer term, September for Fall term, and December for Winter term.
Note: First semester Freshmen are not eligible to volunteer to allow for adjusting to college life.
Local Volunteer Law-Related Opportunities link for sampling of service and volunteer law-related opportunities in Washtenaw County and beyond:
School supplies for local teens support the Neutral Zone by donating school supplies and non-perishable food items for our after school tutoring and drop-in space.
Collection drive for Wish List items visit our website to view the full wish list at:; or call 734-662-2829 ext 221 with ANY questions. Donations may be dropped off at the Front Desk between 7am & 10pm, daily.OngoingOngoingOur greatest needs for this season are: gloves for adult men & women – all sizes; new backpacks; new men's and women's under garments – all sizes; thermal tops/bottoms – all sizes
rain ponchos; Q-tips; foot powder
Volunteer Opportunity at Food Gathers PM5:00 PMFood Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Join other international students and scholars in giving back to the Ann Arbor community. By volunteering you’ll have to opportunity to work with individual volunteers, participate in team bonding activities, and fight hunger. Spaces are limited to 25 people each day. Meet outside the Student Activities Building (on Jefferson Street side) at 1pm. Registration opens in September.
Ronald McDonald House Ann Arbor Volunteer as a Group 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 Meeting 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.
Friends of the Campus Farm Workday PM6:00 PMOnce a month the Sustainable Living Experience coordinates with the Friends of the Campus Farm to participate in their weekly volunteer days at the Campus Farm. Check for the online sign up in the Friends of the Campus Farm and SLE newsletters and be sure to let them know you plan on coming by Wednesday of that week.
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF USA) 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.
Curtain-making need of new curtains for main offices and would appreciate someone to make curtains.
We can provide measurements for each window. Help us save energy and costs.
CAN Make a Meal Volunteer or email to get started!OngoingOngoingCAN 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 Volunteer 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.
Curbside Crew Volunteer you want be part of the Curbside Crew at Recycle Ann Arbor? Join our non-profit mission of working together toward zero waste programming that improves the environmental quality of our community. You will directly assist our Curbside Specialist with projects that help customers recycle better and directly help our organization keep the curbside program organized and running smoothly! We are looking for a volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours per week (maximum 15 hrs/week).
Allies Needed! Befriend a low-income family and change a life! us at: circles@friendsindeedmi.orgOngoingOngoingAllies Help Change Lives! Circles is a new program at Friends In Deed. Our goal is to lift families out of poverty–permanently. Circles' unique strategy uses education,goal setting,and above all, relationships to help participants develop the resources and social capital they need to rise out of poverty and achieve economic independence. Our program participants are most successful when they have people in their lives who support them. Allies are those people: middle-to-upper income individuals who work closely with one low-income family and make a real difference. Allies commit to meeting at least twice each month with their partner–called a Circle Leader, because the individual is leading his or her life out of poverty. Allies receive training and become part of a community committed to making a difference!
After School Program – Youth Education Support Andrea at with any questions.OngoingOngoingIf you can dedicate 2 hours a week, you can help make a difference in a student's academic growth. We are looking for easy going, flexible volunteers who can go with the flow of a high-energy community setting. ost of Avalon youth have experienced multiple instances of homelessness already. The majority are also from single-parent households, with the parent having a challenging mental or physical disability. As part of our commitment to providing stable housing and improving the quality of life for our residents, we provide a safe, familiar environment for kids to engage in activities that promote academic and social development.
Youth Crisis Line Volunteers
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OngoingOngoingInterested 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 Internship 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.
Usher-12/14 Holiday Pops PM10:30 PMYour Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 90th season this year! Come celebrate with us by ushering at our Hill Auditorium concerts. Ushers are the ambassadors of the symphony that our patrons interact with when they come to the concerts; they help distribute programs, guide patrons to their seats, and assist patrons with disabilities. We need YOUR help to make it a welcoming and enjoyable experience!
Usher-1/12 Mozart Birthday Bash: Requiem PM10:30 PM
Your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 90th season this year! Come celebrate with us by ushering at our Hill Auditorium concerts. Ushers are the ambassadors of the symphony that our patrons interact with when they come to the concerts; they help distribute programs, guide patrons to their seats, and assist patrons with disabilities. We need YOUR help to make it a welcoming and enjoyable experience!
Usher-4/27 Beethoven 9 PM10:30 PMYour Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 90th season this year! Come celebrate with us by ushering at our Hill Auditorium concerts. Ushers are the ambassadors of the symphony that our patrons interact with when they come to the concerts; they help distribute programs, guide patrons to their seats, and assist patrons with disabilities. We need YOUR help to make it a welcoming and enjoyable experience!
Wall Painting Volunteer The Corner Health Center is in need of a volunteer (or volunteers!) to repaint or touch-up the paint on the walls in our medical clinic and administration areas. Work would most likely be done Wednesday mornings before the clinic opens at 1pm. Paint and supplies will be provided, though anyone with supplies to donate would be greatly appreciated. Experience a plus, but attention to detail and precision are a must.
Board of Directors Members Ongoing Child Care Network is currently seeking individuals for board membership with knowledge or experience in the following areas: information technology, resource development, fundraising, marketing, and legal. Serving on Child Care Network’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual passionate about improving the lives of children and families. The Child Care Network Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to our mission. Board members are committed to providing the highest quality services, promoting the interests of children, families, and child care in the community, and represent and reflect the diversity of the counties that Child Care Network serves. Board members determine how the agency will carry out its mission through strategic planning.
Finance Committee Members Ongoing Child Care Network is seeking individuals with knowledge of and experience with accurate financial reporting, financial statements, and/or managing investments to participate on the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee assists the Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities relating to fiscal management and is Chaired by the Board Treasurer. The Finance Committee’s principal task is the approval and monitoring of the agency budget and financials. The Finance Committee role is important in ensuring the agency is properly utilizing resources according to written policies and funder guidelines. The Finance Committee meetings taking place one morning a month.
Planet Blue Sustainable Food Program – Campus Farm 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.
Visit a Homebound Veterans call 734-712-4325 or email to learn more and to apply for this opportunity.Ongoing Ongoing Openings are available for the role of Veteran Home Respite Volunteer. Serving as a volunteer, you will provide the Veteran caregiver a much-needed break while providing companionship to Veterans.
You will provide personal support to the caregiver and compassionate care to the Veteran. In doing so you support the family's ability to continue to care for the Veteran in a familiar home setting.
Minor electric wiring/programming project Ongoing We have a security-style video camera setup that allows our member to see the parking lot while they are waiting for their rides upstairs. The wiring and setup has become confused and the cameras are now no longer connected to the screen. We would love someone to come and look at the system and see if they can reconfigure it for us so we can continue to use it.
Board Treasurer Ongoing We are looking for prospective candidates who want the opportunity to be selected as our next Board Treasurer. Our Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of individuals who all hold a passion for providing a school-to-career pipeline for youth in Washtenaw County. As our Board Treasurer, you play a vital role in ensuring we managing our finances and plan accordingly ensuring this vision will be met in the long-term. Some of the basic responsibilities include: attending Board Meetings (held in evenings); drafting treasurers reports; assisting with drafting annual budget; and supporting in a liaison role with our CPA firm. Terms are 2 years, but we are flexible.
Teen Voice! High School Students ages 13-18 the Volunteer Coordinator at 734-973-0242 x 252 or e-mail at volunteer@safehousecenter.orgOngoing Ongoing Teen Voice (TV) volunteers are peer educators and social activists! TV volunteers do peer education workshops, plan events, and raise awareness about teen dating violence and sexual assault. TV volunteers are critical for the Washtenaw County community on teen dating violence and sexual assault. Teen Voice works on a peer-to-peer education model that believes that the best way to reach and educate teens is to have the information presented by their teen peers. Teen Voice members go through our crisis intervention training, public speaking/presentation training and attend weekly TV meetings.
Dollars and Sense Ongoing Dollars and Sense is a summer mentoring program that teaches money management principles to youth. Youth will then take the principles they have learned and educate peers and parents on better ways to save money. Volunteers are asked to assist with workshops and games that will teach kids how to save money. This program runs 1 hour every Wednesday.
Help Plan Events that Uplift the Community Ongoing Mentor2Youth host events with the focus to change lives, educate the community and bring people together. Meetings are once a month to plan and enact major events for families and the greater community at large.
Internships – Joyful Treats Community Development Corporation email Khadija Wallace at: with your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please indicate why you’re interested in interning with Joyful Treats your availability to start, and something about your family culture you would like to embrace more.Ongoing Ongoing Joyful Treats CDC national tax-exempt organization, is looking for interns this fall semester! We are seeking individuals who are looking for a meaningful internship in the non-profit world and have an interest in business administration. This position will assist in program day to day operations, event planning, assistant to the Executive Director for a year-round program for beginner entrepreneurs’ pursuing culinary and hospitality fields. This a great learning and experience-building opportunity and frameworks for various fields including education, business management and more. Accepting applications ongoing.
Big Brothers or Big Sisters of Washtenaw County us at or call (734) 975-0933. Please make sure to include the following information in your inquiry: First and last name, zip code, phone number, email, date of birth, and gender.Ongoing 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.
Volunteer Receptionist – SafeHouse Center Ongoing As a volunteer receptionist you will greet visitors, thank donors and do light clerical tasks. This is a great way for community members to become involved in our work without having to complete the 40 hour crisis intervention training. Orientation will be provided. Receptionists are asked to make an ongoing weekly commitment (three to four hours) during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 9am – 5pm).
Outreach Street Teams learn more and sign up, email Ongoing We need help spreading the word about the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets and other special events. Invite your group. One time or ongoing participation.
Website Design and Content Management Khadija Wallace at: with your cover letter and resume.Ongoing Ongoing Seeking an individual to continue the design of our website using Wordpress. This position includes managing updates bi-weekly or monthly. 
Advisory Committee – Joyful Treats CDC email Khadija Wallace at: with your cover letter and resume.
In your cover letter, please indicate why you’re interested in serving with Joyful Treats and something about your family culture you would like to embrace more.
Ongoing Ongoing Seeking advisory chair members for Diversity & Inclusion Committees for the 2018-19 fiscal year (begins October 2018). Applications available for first contact in September 2018. The Committee tentatively will meet Tuesday, October 9, 2018, January 8th, April 9, 2019 and an annual meeting once a year. The organizational goal is to educate the Detroit Metropolitan area in the Hospitality Industry. Advisory chair members are expected to attend quarterly meetings and participate actively in at least one area of growth: community relations and marketing, fundraising, or job development.
Social Media Campaign Ongoing This program will require the student intern or volunteer to complete a social media campaign project.
Maintenance Volunteer Ongoing Tasks could include patching walls, replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles, adjusting doors and their mechanisms, paint touch ups and repainting, as well as minor structural, plumbing, and electrical repairs. Three older buildings in downtown Ypsilanti that need constant care and attention. Suggestions on upkeep, repair, and replacement. Approximately 2+ hours a week on a recurring basis (weekly schedule) would be ideal.
Board Member – Ann Arbor Learning Community Ongoing Ann Arbor Learning Community (AALC) has been educating students and cultivating individuality since 1998. AALC's Board is interested in increasing its membership. Member candidates are interviewed by a current Board member and School Leader as well as the Eastern Michigan University Charter Schools Office. They are approved by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents. The Board holds a meeting one time each month. These meetings are typically two hours in length, held at the school and open to the public. Board members may also participate in a committee.
Survey Participants Ongoing Volunteers can be expected to be assigned to different areas of Ypsilanti to survey demographics of First Fridays participants. This position will include walking outside to different establishments and talking to First Fridays participants.
Field Trips – 826michigan Writing Lab fill out our online volunteer application, located at Ongoing Ongoing Every Wednesday and Friday morning during the school year, an entire public school classroom visits 826michigan’s writing lab in downtown Ann Arbor for an action-packed two-hour experience filled with surprises and focused on building students’ confidence in their writing. Once your application is processed, you will be invited to attend a required new volunteer informational session and be given information on signing up to volunteer with field trips.
Food Pantry Intake Specialist Ongoing During food distribution, assist clients to sign up for our new internet based database. Meet one on one with clients when they come into the food pantry for the first time. Enter their information into our online, cloud-based database. Must have interpersonal skills and enjoy interacting with a variety of clients. Explain to clients how the information will be used and answer any questions they may have. Shifts available: Tuesdays 1pm-6:30pm, Wednesdays 9am-1pm. Speaking another language is a plus.
Volunteers for the UMHS Gift Shops 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.
Bike & Build Rider, Bike & Build Leader Ongoing Anybody aged 18-25 can be a rider on Bike & Build. You do not need biking or building experience prior to signing up. Our trips begin in May and June of each year (see our website,, for this year's route dates) and last about 10-11 weeks, ending in late July or throughout August. Riders will complete the trip on one of our 8 cross-country teams, made of 32 individuals from all over the United States.
Park Adopter to 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.
Blood Drive Volunteer Ongoing Volunteers can be expected to be assigned to different areas of Ypsilanti to survey demographics of First Fridays participants. This position will include walking outside to different establishments and talking to First Fridays participants.There is a 6 hour shift every other month. Must be ready to volunteer with 72 hours of initial contact from Blood Services Coordinator.
Welcome Ambassador – Ann Arbor Lisa Austin directly at 734-712-4164 or email at; In order to apply please complete our application online. Website:; Application: Ongoing ooking for friendly customer service oriented volunteers to assist our patients and visitors with finding their destinations within our Ann Arbor hospital. This position is for individuals who are outgoing, energetic, driven to help those in need, respectful, and compassionate. Standing and walking is what you would be doing a majority of the time as this position is all about wayfinding and getting patients to where they need to go.
Washtenaw County MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) Ongoing olunteer in the event of a public health emergency by joining the MRC. If an emergency situation occurred in Washtenaw County, volunteers would be needed to supplement existing community resources. Organizations that serve to protect the health and safety of residents and respond to emergencies would likely be unable to keep up with the demand for services. The Washtenaw County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for new volunteers (medical and non-medical) to be trained to help in these emergency situations. Volunteers are required to complete additional membership requirements and participate in on going activities.
Video Editor parties contact Candice via email at: or call (248) 331.2800Ongoing Ongoing We are looking for a talented video editor to assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches director's vision and is suitable for broadcasting.
Ultimately, you should be able to bring sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive story
Marketing Internship Ongoing The Westside Farmers’ Market is seeking an intern, passionate about great food, to assist in promoting the advantages of shopping locally from our broad array of dedicated farmers and producers. The intern will be responsible for developing a weekly blog and email newsletter to keep our shoppers informed about the activities and products available each week. The Market manager will facilitate farm visits, vendor interviews or other activities to assist in creatively promoting the Market.
Picnic Table Refinishing Ongoing We are a preschool in need of someone to sand a seal our picnic tables. There are a total of 4 tables that need work.
Grant Research Volunteer Ongoing As the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Equity theatre company (LOA/LORT) dedicated to producing world-class classical plays. We perform in Jackson's lovely Baughman Theatre and in Canton's beautiful Village Theatre of Cherry Hill. We are looking for support in researching more grant opportunities in the ever changing landscape of government and foundational support.
This volunteer opportunity is internet based, and therefore very flexible. It is ideal for a volunteer to have some nonprofit and/or grant writing experience, but not required.
Fundraising Committee Volunteer Ongoing Join the Michigan Shakespeare Festival in engaging our state-wise audience in support of our award-winning productions of classical theatre. Fundraising committee members may help plan events, make call, send letters, and meet with friends of the festival to help inspire more amazing productions. Some previous fundraising experience is ideal, but not required. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to support The Official Shakespeare Festival of Michigan in producing amazing productions.
Nation Outside Volunteer 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 Volunteer fill out a volunteer application or email with any questions. Ongoing 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.
Advisory Board Members or call 1-734-635-1598Ongoing Ongoing Our volunteers INSPIRE mothers to prevent diabetes in children. Our volunteers INSPIRE youth to choose Food for Life for energy. Our mission is to offer Food for Life & Lifestyle training to mothers. We need women board members to reach out to INSPIRE mothers. Training mothers to model healthy lifestyles leads to family wellness.
Librarian Volunteer or call 1-734-635-1598Ongoing Ongoing Set up Library for books to be donated to Youth Wellness Program, publications, E book websites sites. Health and Nutrition books for donation, Wellness Class Handouts, Prior Wellness Class Handouts.
1 Love – 1 World Ltd. programs to Prevent, Control and Reverse Diabetes in Mothers. Jamaica Programs, Brazil Program, Africa (proposed), North America Programs. Proposed Youth Wellness Program in Ypsilanti,
Proposed Wellness Program in Ann Arbor
Zero Waste (Recycling & Compost) Special Event Volunteer Ongoing These events are scheduled on specific weekends throughout the year and mainly during the spring and summer months (April-September). We will add you to our volunteer email list for upcoming needs. During the event, volunteers will be stationed at the three-bin Zero Waste stations to educate patrons and assist them in sorting waste into the correct receptacles for compost, recyclables, or trash. Most shifts are 2-3 hours in duration, so you still have time usually to enjoy the actual event.
Give Merit mentorship: FATE Program If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2018-2019 academic year, email Rachel Mazzaro at for more information!Give Merit’s mentorship program, FATE, is looking for University of Michigan students to become mentors! FATE is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit. Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, marketing, and design thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and academically. The curriculum will be complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and regular excursion workshops to expose students to higher education and a variety of local / national organizations such as Zingerman’s, Google, Shinola, and Plante Moran.Transportation is provided for all mentors, typically by creating carpool systems that we arrange each week. Mentors with cars are reimbursed with $10 for gas. To learn more about the FATE Program, check out the Give Merit Vimeo "Roll Up Our Sleeves" (made by Shinola).
Stewardship Workday at Oakwoods Nature Area-National Day of Service and Remembrance before Sept 9, 20189:00 AM12:00 PMWe can honor the kin we lost on 9/11 by helping to restore Oakwoods Nature Area. Help effforts to remove invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle so that the wildlife can thrive. Meet us at the park entrance off Dunwoodie. Please wear longpants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a relase form, and all minors should be acompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Oakwoods Nature Area 3270 Dunwoodie Road.
Volunteer Opportunities in Detroit 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!
Food Gatherers Volunteer Day AM11:00 AMJoin Net Impact and Wolverine Disaster Relief as we support Diversity Week by volunteering at Food Gatherers.
Ford College Community Challenge your completed proposal template, budget, and timeline to fordscholars@campbellmarketing.servicesOngoingOngoingWinning student proposals must consider, in a unique way, an identified community need, tied to one or more of three broad categories: social mobility, smart transportation, or sustainable communities.
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Community-Led Interpretation for Medical Equity mission is to help Low English Proficiency (LEP) patients receive health care without worrying about their language ability. Students who complete the "bridging the gap" program learn, ethics, interpretation techniques, communication skills for patient advocacy, and professional development. Medical interpreters are directly a part of the solution in reducing the language barriers between doctors and patients and improve health outcomes for Spanish speaking patients.
EduCycle campus involvement, our mission is to create academic opportunities for high school students in Michigan to gain access to higher level education. This is accomplished through college preparatory book redistribution, providing free tutoring to high school students, and fundraising on campus.
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children 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 Brigades 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-Shift 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 First 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
INvent 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:

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K-Grams (Kids' Programs) 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!
Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program 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.
LingoMatch is a platform for students to advocate for immigrant, refugee, and bilingual populations. We coordinate events and provide free translation and interpretation services.
Love Your Melon Love Your Melon Fund is powered by The Giving Back Fund to maximize our impact in the lives of children battling cancer. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support our nonprofit partners, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable programming initiatives. Our nonprofit partners work in the field of pediatric oncology and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer.
Medical Educational Service Opportunities 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 Association 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.
Michigan Refugee Assistance Program Michigan Refugee Assistance Program was founded with the idea that UM students who are passionate about helping refugees could do so right in the town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Refugee Assistance program works closely local refugee resettlement agencies, including Jewish Family Services (JFS), Samaritas, and the Detroit Mayor's Office to coordinate student volunteers to work with recently resettled refugees. In addition, MRAP works to use their platform as college students to advocate for and raise awareness about the largest displacement crisis our generation is currently witnessing. The goal of MRAP is to connect passionate students with local resettled refugees to not only provide assistance in areas where it is needed most, but also to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between current UM students and refugees.
North Star Reach Student Volunteers 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 Education 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 Ignite 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 Lighthouse 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 Association 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 Project 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 Mile 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 Kids 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 Michigan 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.
Special Youth Outreach Youth Outreach (SYO) offers sports opportunities and activities to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities in the Ann Arbor area. Students organize practices for athletes of all ages and abilities in the following sports: dance, soccer, basketball, and flag football. These athletes are able to compete in soccer, basketball, and flag football events against other universities, which include scrimmage, games, and tournaments.

SYO also partners with Special Olympics Michigan for various events including an annual Michigan State University vs. the University of Michigan flag football game and tournaments with universities in the mid-west such as U of M Dearborn, Adrian College, Eastern Michigan University, Notre Dame, and Central Michigan University. Additionally, SYO also participates in advocacy efforts for people with disabilities including the annual month of awareness: "Spread the Word to End the Word".

All are welcome to join SYO! Please contact us if you are interested in joining or becoming a student volunteer.
Student United Way at the University of Michigan 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.
Sunny 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 Aquador 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 Project 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 Project 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.
Volunteers Around the World Around the World provides an opportunity to work first hand with experienced local doctors or dentists. As a volunteer, you will fundraise for medications and supplies prior to the trip abroad. While in country, you will assist the doctors or dentists, perform triage, distribute medications, and teach classes on hygiene, nutrition, and first aid. This is an intensive internship valuable to future nurses, physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers as well as those interested in seeing what it is like to work in a developing country. The internship is focused on giving a variety of experiences in treating patients, deepening understanding of the medical or dental field, and broadening global views.