Opportunities from: Connect2Community

Volunteer: *Runners/Walkers Needed For 6k Run/Walk- Race 4 Resources

*Contact Information: Trish at (248) 331.2800 About This Activity Cancer Awareness and Resource Network is hosting its inaugural “Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources”.           This “Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources” charity run/walk is designed to raise the necessary dollars to assist cancer fighters and their families across the State of Michigan while putting the spotlight on cancer of all types and their colors in a robust and inclusive way. We all know the work many do when it comes to cancer research in general and breast cancer specially, which is a great and noble work.  However, we also know if we only focus in on one cancer segment, we unfortunately leave out so many great people who have contributed to our lives and who have also battled cancer, people like: Peter Jennings, Walt Disney and Paul Newman battled (lung cancer, the color is white), Bob Marley (melanoma, the color is black), Eartha Kitt (colon, the color is royal blue), Farrah Fawcett (anal, the color is purple), Ed Bradley (leukemia, the color is orange), Patrick Swayze (pancreatic, the color is purple), John Kerry (prostate, the color is powder blue) not to mention our own family and friends. Research show there are so many families that become destitute when cancer strikes their homes for if no other reason, the high cost of care, whether its chemotherapy, radiation, the cost of medicine or the loss of a job. This Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources is designed to help bridge the gap.                                                     When you register for the Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources, you will support cancer fighters of all types. ~Our MOTTO: Cancer doesn’t discriminate…so we won’t either~                     Event details and schedule Location: The race will begin at: 11051 W. Jefferson (River Rouge Memorial Park) The Race will end at: Northline and Jefferson (in Wyandotte) Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Registration fees:  $30 singles-- Pre-registration by May 20, 2017  $35 singles-- Registration after May 20, 2017  $25 team-- Pre-registration by May 20, 2017  $30 team-- Registration after May 20, 2017  $15- age 16 and under-TEAM-Pre-registration by May, 2017  $20- age 16 and under- Registration after May 20, 2017   Time: 7:00-8:30 am Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-up 9:00 am 6K Race Start     

 

 
Community Partner: My Life Our Journey Foundation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/03/2017
Zip Code: 48192
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Play Music for Hospice Patients

Quality of care is one of the cornerstones of our mission - a mission that could not be accomplished without the many 'helping hands' of our volunteers. We are seeking volunteers to play music for hospice patients and their families at our Residence inpatient unit, in Saline, MI. We are looking for pianists to play the piano on the unit in the evenings at 6:00PM, while patients and families are eating dinner. We are also seeking other instrumentalists to share their musical talents throughout the day, any day of the week or weekends.

Our hospice volunteers have shared that they find their work to be personally gratifying and meaningful, and we hope that you will share in this experience. Your musical talents will be appreciated by our patients and their families, more than you could ever know. 

Volunteers will be provided with ongoing one-on-one staff support throughout their service with us, and will be invited to ongoing education opportunities, and appreciation events. Our volunteers must complete an online application, interview, background checks, an orientation class, fingerprinting, and annual TB testing.

Arbor Hospice requires that any person who has suffered a personal loss wait a period of 12 months prior to volunteering. Thank you for considering this enriching and unique volunteer opportunity.

Community Partner: Arbor Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48176
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Make a BIG difference in a child's life- Become a Big today!

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling.  As a Big, you have the opportunity to make an enormous positive impact in the life of a child.  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.

Volunteering just a few times a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today? There are kids out there who are ready to get started. Are you?

If you are, and you: are 18+ years old, have a reliable car and auto insurance, and can commit to seeing your Little at least 2 times/mo. for a minimum of 1 year, check out the volunteer section of our website for more information and upcoming orientation dates: http://www.bbbswashtenaw.org/volunteer.html

Not sure? Have questions? Email us at info@bbbswashtenaw.org or call (734) 975-0933. We're here to answer your questions and help you determine if BBBS is the right program for you. 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.

Community Partner: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Become a Master Rain Gardener!

Come train with us to be a Master *Rain* Gardener. During class you will design your own rain garden step-by-step. Get our expert feedback on designing, digging and planting. Then, share your knowledge. Become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens!

Rain Gardens filter water so that our rivers run clean. The gardens capture and soak in the rain water that runs off hard surfaces like roofs and driveways – the #1 source of pollution in rivers. Anyone can plant one in their own yard!

Six Friday Webinar Training Classes - online 12:00 noon – 1:30pm:
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11 (optional Q&A)
August 18
You must attend the 5 webinars, and build a rain garden to earn the Master Rain Gardener certification.
Field trips will be announced in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Flint to visit a rain garden (optional)
Field trip August 27, 1:00pm to Wildtype Nursery in Mason, MI (optional)

Hosted by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, MI:
Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator. Susan has designed over 80 residential rain gardens, and mentored over 350 homeowners planting rain gardens. She is a past President of Wild Ones, has a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan, and is a Master Gardener.

Harry Sheehan, Deputy Water Resources Commissioner. Harry is responsible for planning and financing ongoing education efforts, and spearheading innovative projects.

Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc. Shannan leads InSite Design’s ecologically sensitive landscape design work. Her background is in Art History and Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. Projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard.

REGISTER for this training here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/821211320260292868
Syllabus: www.ewashtenaw.org/onlinemrg
Questions? Contact Susan: bryans@ewashtenaw.org
Problems connecting to webinar: wytychakc@ewashtenaw.org

Community Partner: Washtenaw County Water Resources
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/14/2017
Zip Code: 48107
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Marketing internship

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a weekly Market e-newsletter and blog post Assist in writing grants for additional Market support Identify creative methods for promoting the Market to all the community

Qualifications

Passion for the Market’s Mission of providing high quality, fresh, locally produced food to all members of our community Experience developing effective communications to reach a wide range of current and potential customers Strong written and verbal communication skills Creativity in identifying and producing new methods for promoting the Market Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Community Partner: Westside Farmers' Market
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer coordinator

The Westside Farmers' Market seeks a Volunteer Coordinator for the 2017 season.  The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and scheduling volunteers in support of a variety of tasks for the Market.  Volunteers are needed weekly to assist our vendors setup tents and tables, conduct visitor counts, support special events, answer shopper questions, and help with market tear-down at the end of the day.  Each volunteer shift is typically two hours in length. 

Volunteers should be passionate about great food and have an interest in learning more about our local food system.

Community Partner: Westside Farmers' Market
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Music event coordinator

Music is an integral part of the Westside Farmers' Market.  We pride ourselves in providing a vibrant atmosphere for shopping and relaxing with family and friends.  We are seeking a volunteer to recruit and coordinate our musical entertainment for the Market.  In addition, our music coordinator is responsible for promoting events on the Market social media pages and assisting in set-up and tear-down for the music tent.

Community Partner: Westside Farmers' Market
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48130
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Meals on Heels Fundraiser Volunteers

 Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (YMOW):  Snazzy Volunteers

 

Join us  as a volunteer ensure that when our community steps out to move those feet at Meals on Heels that we have great Volunteers moving those feet to help ensure the event is a huge success.

About the Event:  Guests will enjoy a fun and fashionable cocktail party while supporting our mission to feed the homebound elderly and medically fragile of our local community.

Location: 

May 4th, 2017, from 4–9 p.m.

Ladies Literary Club

 

noon - 3 pm:  Setup and pickup of food items in the Ypsilanti area (Bona Sera, Arbor brewing co., Cultivate and Terry Bakery; all in downtown Ypsilanti)
-  Setting up auction tables
-  Setting up the chairs
-  Decorations
-  Testing out the music system
-  Preparing the beverage station & food station

3 pm - 6 pm:  Final setup and the start of the party
-  Greeting guests
- Taking coats
-  food serving
-  Auction table management (& proxy bidding)
-  Cashier
-  Beverage replenishment support
-  Photography
-  Last minute prep in case we need to get to the store

6 - 9 pm:  All hands on deck for party operations & start to clean up
-  Auction table management
-  food serving
-  Helping clients retrieve their coats
-  Photography
-  Cashier & payment
-  Food and beverage support (including cleanup)
-  Initial take down and clean up of the space

8:00 - 10:00 pm:  Final cleanup of the event (likely be done before 10 pm)
-  Clean up of items
-  Ensuring that Auction items and payments are complete & preparing for shipment or returning items to the YMOW office.
-  Kitchen and bar area clean up

All volunteers who assist with the Meals on Heels fundraiser will receive:
-  A $5 Mongolian BBQ voucher or $5 Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse
-  Be entered into a volunteer raffle drawing
-  Access to beverages during the event (adult beverage as well if you are 21+)
-  Pizza & salad 
-  Ability to bid on auction items

If you or a group are interested in volunteering please send me an email with your interest in type of volunteer work, preferred shift, phone number and email.

Thanks for joining us being a part of Charity with its Workboots on to help support homebound Seniors. 

 

Interested call us at:  734-487-9669, apply via UW or email us at info@ymow.org

 

Suggested attire:  All black (pants, suit, dress, skirt, etc) & feel free to wear your snazzy sneakers, striking stillettos, swanky soles or super unique sandals.  

Community Partner: Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 05/04/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Ann Arbor - Let's do Lunch!

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound in Ann Arbor.

Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver up to 13 meals A route takes 1-2 hours to complete Monday – Friday, meals are picked up at the Meals on Wheels office at 11:30 a.m. and on Saturdays and holidays at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers deliver once a week, bi-weekly, once a month or whatever your schedules allow

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels does more than provide nutritious food.  Volunteers also provide social interaction.  For many clients, as one volunteer put it, “I sometimes wonder if I am going to be the only person that they speak to today.” 

Volunteers state that “It's quick, easy, worthwhile, and fun” and “I am able to help during lunch – [it has] low impact on personal time.”

 

 Qualifications

Volunteer drives must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult driver. Kids are welcome! Provide own vehicle and be insured Be available to deliver six times over the course of a year Agree to a criminal background check Sign a confidentiality agreement/statement We are unable to accommodate those with court-ordered community service.

 Application Process

Complete the Volunteer Application and return it by mail, in person, or via e-mail. We also can mail a paper copy of the application to the volunteer. To request a copy, call the Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels office at (734) 998-6686. Contact the office to schedule your training, which includes a ride-along with an experienced volunteer. We will provide an overview of your responsibilities and finalize your application by making a photo copy of your driver's license. After you've completed your training, we will set you up with a regular route or add you to our list of substitute volunteers.
Community Partner: Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Michigan Medicine
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 48105
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Estabrook School Carnival

This is as annual school carnival with rides, games, food, safety, and crafts. We need assistance and volunteers with all of the activities listed. 

Community Partner: Ypsilanti Community Schools
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/02/2017
Zip Code: 48198
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Graphic Designer

Design marketing materials for My Life Our Journey Foundation Be creative, must have excellent communication skills, must be reliable and outgoing! Call our office at (248) 331.2800 to discuss how we can make this a win-win for all parties concerned.  
Community Partner: My Life Our Journey Foundation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48106
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: *Marketing Assistant

Call our office at (248) 331.2800 to discuss how we can make this a win-win for all parties concerned.

 

Writing promotional material and press releases Designing/Producing brochures, leaflets and videos Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills Excellent organizational, scheduling and planning skills Awareness of current affairs and a passion for finding out new information Creativity Self-confident and sociable - ability to network effectively Attention to detail Stamina, energy and drive Achievement orientated and results driven
Community Partner: My Life Our Journey Foundation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48106
Allow Groups: No