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826michigan

Opportunities for this youth and children's writing center include in-school tutoring, writing workshops, writing labs, and one-on-one help. Day, evening, and weekend shifts available, at the center downtown, and in local schools. Must be 18 or older. frances@826michigan.org, 826michigan.org/volunteer V

115 E. Liberty (inside Robot Supply & Repair) [map]
(734) 761-3463


All Hands Active

Volunteers learn how to use a variety of different tools, and share that knowledge with users of the All Hands Active workshop. allhandsactive@gmail.com, allhandsactive.org V

525 E. Liberty [map]
(734) 436-4924


Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program

Peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans throughout Michigan to provide support and linkage to needed resources for post-9/11 service members and veterans. buddytobuddyvvp@umich.edu, buddytobuddy.org V (veterans only)

U-M Comprehensive Depression Center, 2025 Traverwood, Suite C [map]
(888) 822-8339


Community Resource Program (CRP), (Michigan Department of Human Services)

Works with low-income families, seniors, and the disabled. Volunteers mentor youth and provide clerical support. Donation program at Christmas and Thanksgiving. DHS-PathwaysToPotential@michigan.gov, michigan.gov/dhs (search for "CRP").S, V




Eversight Michigan

Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight. Opportunities range from administrative tasks to outreach activities. MIinfo@eversightvision.org, eversightvision.org/michigan V

4889 Venture Drive [map]
(734) 780-2100


Food Gatherers

Opportunities for individuals, families, and groups available at several locations. volunteer@foodgatherers.org, foodgatherers.org/volunteer V

1 Carrot Way [map]
(734) 761-2796


Friends Gift Shop

U-M Health Systems gift shops directly support programs for patients and their families. Volunteers work 4 hours per week as cashiers or stock assistants. Free parking, flexible scheduling, 20 percent discount. No experience required. V V


(734) 615-6147


Friends In Deed

Opportunities include answering phones, completing intakes, and other clerical tasks; help with special events, furniture delivery, and appliance repair. Training provided Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-noon. office@friendsindeed.info, friendsindeed.info V

1196 Ecorse, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]
(734) 485-7658


Jewish Family Services Volunteer Services

Matches volunteers with clients, such as friendly visitors, medical accompaniment partners for older adults, language partners for immigrants, and mentors for the unemployed. Volunteers also help with administrative tasks in the office and at events. U, V

2245 S. State [map]
(734) 769-0209


Neighborhood Senior Services (Catholic Social Services)

Individuals or groups help older adults with companionship, shopping and errands, transportation to medical appointments, seasonal outdoor chores, home injury prevention, ramp building, and home repairs. Hosts annual Fall Chore Day. csswashtenaw.org (click on seniors) V

5361 McAuley (Towsley Health Bldg.) [map]
(734) 712-7256


PAVE: Peer Advisor for Veteran Education

A peer mentoring program that connects incoming student veterans with veteran peers to provide support, help them navigate college life, identify any challenges they are encountering, and refer them to the appropriate resources on or off campus. info@paveoncampus.org, paveoncampus.org V (veterans only)

2025 Traverwood, Suite C [map]
(855) 822- 7283, (855-822-PAVE)


Partners for Excellence Program (Ann Arbor Public Schools)

Volunteers needed for language assistance for English language learners, assistance for teachers, assistance for individual students or small groups at all levels, and an adult theater/storytelling group. Must attend orientation and pass a criminal background check. Minimum commitment of 1 semester. ferguson@aaps.k12.mi.us, a2schools.org/domain/292 V


(734) 994-8139


Project Grow Community Gardens

Provides space, education, and inspiration to make organic gardening accessible for all. Volunteer opportunities available for the Compost Education Center, seed swap, plant sale, tomato tasting, classes, and more. volunteer@projectgrowgardens.org, projectgrowgardens.org V

P.O. Box 130293, AA, MI 48113
(734) 996-3169


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program RSVP (Catholic Social Services)

Helps adults age 55 & over find meaningful volunteer and mentoring opportunities at local non-profits. Considers skills and interests of each volunteer to ensure a mutually beneficial experience. csswashtenaw.org (click on seniors). S, U, V

5361 McAuley, Towsley Health Bldg. [map]
(734) 712-4325


SOS Community Services

Opportunities include helping at the food pantry, tutoring children, assisting in the office, volunteering at special events and more. volunteer@soscs.org, soscs.org U, V

101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti 48197 [map]
(734) 485-8730


Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Opportunities include serving breakfast, managing flow of clients, front door check-ins, mail sorting, laundry, and other daily tasks. Daily shifts available 6 a.m.-11 p.m. annarborshelter.org V

312 W. Huron, Robert J. Delonis Center [map]
Deena McIntosh, (734) 662-2829 ext. 226


Ten Thousand Villages

Nonprofit fair trade retail shop sells handcrafted items made by artisans in developing countries. Volunteers work as sales associates, inventory helpers, and assist with education and outreach. annarbor@tenthousandvillages.com, tenthousandvillages.com/annarbor

303 S. Main [map]
(734) 332-1270


Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Volunteers age 14 plus help youth and adults with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional disabilities ride horses. No experience required. info@therapeuticridinginc.org, therapeuticridinginc.org V

3425 E. Morgan [map]
(734) 677-0303


United 2 Heal

Collects, organizes, and ships surplus medical supplies to countries in need, focusing on Ghana. Membership open to U-M students; all welcome to volunteer. u2h-exec@umich.edu, unitedtoheal@umich.edu V

Michigan Union, 530 S. State, room 3909 [map]
Brett Slajus, (313) 720-7707


Washtenaw Association of Volunteer Coordinators (WAVC)

Professional networking and support organization for managers of volunteers. Meets Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov., various locations. wash.avc@gmail.com, wavc.wordpress.com




Washtenaw Prisoner ReEntry

Volunteer mentors help adults newly released from prison with community integration. Training and support provided. Assists active parolees with employment, resume development, and interviewing skills. V

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 327-9717


Welcoming Michigan, (Michigan Advocacy Program)

Seeks to build mutual respect among foreign-born and U.S.-born people who call Michigan home. Volunteers may plan projects, put up posters, or tell their story. csauve@michiganimmigrant.org, welcomingmichigan.org V, U


(734) 845-8695


YMCA Youth Volunteer Corps

Middle and high school students participate in community service projects during the school year. Intensive week-long programs in the summer, in collaboration with community partners. annarborymca.org/programs/youth-teens/youth-volunteer-corps.php V

400 W. Washington [map]
Abigael Davis, (734) 661-8017



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