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

115 E. Liberty (inside Liberty St. 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.com V

525 E. Liberty [map]


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, Traverwood 3, 2025 Traverwood Dr, suite C
(888) 822-8339


Food Gatherers

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

P.O. Box 131037, AA 48113
(734) 761-2796


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 [map]
(734) 485-7658


Jewish Family Services Volunteer Services

Matches volunteers with clients, such as friendly visitors, GenChat and 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


Michigan Eye-Bank

Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight. Opportunities range from administrative tasks to outreach activities. michiganeyebank.org V


(800) 247-7250


Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Attorneys, volunteer interpreters and translators aid low-income immigrants who have been the victims of crime. Primary need is for Spanish speakers, but interpreters of all languages are welcome. V

220 E. Huron [map]
(734) 998-6100, ext. 158


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 V

Towsley Health Bldg., 5361 McAuley
Volunteer services, (734) 712-7775


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. partners@aaps.k12.mi.us, a2schools.org/aaps.partners/community_volunteers V

2555 S. State [map]
(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 130292, AA, MI 48113
(734) 996-3169


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (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 Programs). S, U, V

Towsley Health Building, 5361 McAuley [map]
(734) 712-3625


SOS Community Services

Opportunities include assisting staff with special events, administrative tasks, food distribution, and more. volunteer@soscs.org, soscs.org U, V

101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti [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. volunteers@annarborshelter.org, annarborshelter.org V

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


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]
Amit Iyengar, (810) 730-4546


Volunteer Services for Washtenaw County (Michigan Department of Human Services)

Works with low-income families, seniors, and the disabled. Youth mentor programs and volunteer clerical opportunities. Donation program at Christmas and Thanksgiving. pordong@michigan.gov, michigan.gov/dhs (search for "volunteer services"). To apply for benefits or check your case status 24 hours a day, visit michigan.gov/mibridges S, V


(734) 481-2000. Community resource coordinator Gregory Pordon: (734) 481-2058


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. washtenawprisonerreentry.org/ V

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 327-9717


YMCA Youth Volunteer Corps

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

400 W. Washington [map]
Margaret Mitchell, (734) 661-8017



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