Opportunities from: Connect2Community

Volunteer: ReUse Center (Thrift Store) Volunteer

Come alone or with a small group (5 volunteers) to help organize and maintain Recycle Ann Arbor's ReUse Center located at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy. At the ReUse Center, we accept and sell donations of used building materials, household items, appliances and furniture- basically a unique community thrift shop! We need YOUR help to continue to keep all of this great stuff neat, orderly, and clean. Customer service tasks of loading and unloading vehicles is also needed. 

Please call ahead (734-222-7880) to see what volunteer need we have for the day. Must be 18 or older.

*Groups of 3-5 volunteers only. Can not currently accommodate larger groups. Please email us to schedule a group volunteer event.

Liability and application should be downloaded, filled out, and brought to your first day of service.

Community Partner: Recycle Ann Arbor
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48104
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recycling Drop-Off Station (DOS) Volunteer

Volunteers are needed at the Drop-Off Station, located at 2950 E. Ellsworth, to help with customer assistance and general sorting of recyclable materials. This volunteer opportunity is "out in the elements"- so you must be prepared to work in all weather conditions! If you are outgoing, love to help, and are passionate about the environment this opportunity is for you. Volunteers must be 18 or older.

The Drop-Off Station is ONLY open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. Call 734-971-7400 to see the staff needs for volunteers that day.

*Groups of 3-5 volunteers only. Can not currently accommodate larger groups. Please email us to schedule a group volunteer event.

Liability and application should be downloaded, filled out, and brought to your first day of service.

 

Community Partner: Recycle Ann Arbor
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48108
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Zero Waste (Recycling & Compost) Special Event Volunteer

*This opportunity is typically only available April-October. Inquire on "off-months" and we will add you to our volunteer email list for upcoming needs*

The goal at a Zero Waste event is to plan ahead to limit the amount of waste produced, by maximizing reusable products and only distributing materials that are locally recyclable or compostable (little to no materials that have to be landfilled).

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 importantly we want you to HAVE FUN! Most shifts are 2 hours in duration, so you still have time usually to enjoy the actual event. Volunteers must be 18 or older.

**These events are scheduled on specific weekends throughout the year and mainly during the spring and summer months (April-October). Unfortunately, we can not tailor this volunteer event to your schedule. However, if you have a flexible weekend schedule this opportunity is for you!**

Liability and application should be downloaded, filled out, and brought to your first day of service.

Community Partner: Recycle Ann Arbor
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48104
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Outreach Street Teams

We need help spreading the word about the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, and other special events. Grab your friends, ask us where we need to take flyers or postcards, and take your team to the streets! Can be done one time or on an ongoing basis.   To learn more and sign up, email volunteer@growinghope.net.

 

Community Partner: Growing Hope
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Drop-In Farm Days

Come help out on the Growing Hope Urban Farm by helping maintain grounds, garden beds, flowers, compost, and much more. Volunteers must sign up in advance by emailing volunteer@growinghope.net. Please register by 5PM on the preceding business day, but earlier registration is appreciated.   Shifts are available Thursdays from 10:30am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. 
Community Partner: Growing Hope
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Share some joy with a senior citizen!

Joining the Glacier Hills volunteer family begins with completing an online volunteer application form.  You can find this form at:
https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=489720962

Volunteer opportunities are offered seven days per week.  Volunteers may choose a weekly shift or sign-up for special volunteer opportunities on a more flexible basis. 

Volunteers help residents engage in daily Life Enrichment Activities, including exercises, art, small groups and activity carts.  Some volunteers share their musical talents. Volunteer participation in larger events such as concerts, parties, and holiday decorating also enriches the lives of residents. Some volunteers spend time one-on-one with a resident.  They might read a book, write letters, visit the Glacier Hills library together or stroll in the garden. In addition, those interested in serving in a spiritual capacity can find many opportunities on our campus through coordinating with our Chaplain.

Background check required. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Groups welcome.  Contact Gabby VanderMolen, Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Community Partner: Glacier Hills Senior Living Community
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48105
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Meal Delivery Assistant

As a delivery assistant you will deliver meals to homebound individuals who are unable to prepare or obtain meals for themselves. You may be the only person many of these recipients will see for days at a time.  

Clients greatly appreciate and enjoy your visits.  Your observations and feedback on their wellbeing is extremely valuable as this is how we know their condition to connect them to other services. 

Days of the week:  Monday - Friday (currently available)
Hours:  10 am - 1:30 pm

Community Partner: Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Love Organizing? The ReStore needs you!

Come help organize our ReStore!

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a 16,000 square foot warehouse that sells new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and all of the products that you need to update, maintain, and furnish your space. We make home improvement affordable - and 100% of profits goes right back into our homeownership program.

We need friendly and self-motivated individuals to help us with rearranging, loading, and unloading furniture, appliances, other large items, and more! We also need help organizing home decor, kitchen items, lights, hardware and other items.

We are looking for individuals ready to commit to a regular weekly schedule and if comfortable, to learn the cash register. We are very flexible within our store hours and will work with you!

Volunteers must be 16 or older and comfortable working in a warehouse setting. We are open Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday 10:00-2:00 pm.

Sign up now at www.h4h.volunteerhub.com or if you still have questions or would like to set up a regular weekly or bi-weekly schedule, contact Kyle at restorevolunteers@h4h.org.

Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Get a work out while having fun! The ReStore needs your muscle!

Want to get some great exercise while helping out a great organization?

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a 16,000 square foot warehouse that sells new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and all of the products that you need to update, maintain, and furnish your space. We make home improvement affordable - and 100% of profits goes right back into our homeownership program.

We need help moving heavy items like furniture, appliances, cabinets and more! We have wheels and carts and other volunteers and staff you will be working with.

Do you have a lifting restriction? No worries! We have plenty of ways to get you moving with cleaning, organizing and helping customers!

Volunteers must be 16 or older and comfortable working in a warehouse setting. We are open Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday 10:00-2:00 pm.

If you are interested in helping a great cause, please visit www.h4h.volunteerhub.com today to register and sign up for shifts!

Any further questions? Please email Kyle at restorevolunteers@h4h.org

Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Need Community Service hours for school or the court?

Court-mandated community service hours? Club or school required hours? Come help out at the ReStore! You may be back for more after your hours are completed!

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a 16,000 square foot warehouse that sells new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and all of the products that you need to update, maintain, and furnish your space. We make home improvement affordable - and 100% of profits goes right back into our homeownership program.

We need friendly and self-motivated individuals to help us with rearranging, loading, and unloading furniture, appliances, other large items, and more! We also need help organizing home decor, kitchen items, lights, hardware and other items.

Many volunteers that help out at the ReStore for required hours end up coming back because they have so much fun!

Volunteers must be 16 or older and comfortable working in a warehouse setting. We are open Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday 10:00-2:00 pm.

Sign up now at www.h4h.volunteerhub.com or if you still have questions, contact Kyle at restorevolunteers@h4h.org.

Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Food Distribution/Pantry Truck Unloading/Setup

Weekly Truck delivery Monday 1PM - 4PM Help unload our food truck and fill the pantry. This is a great group or individual opportunity. Bring your muscles and your enthusiasm as we stock the shelves that will feed our neighbors in need.
Community Partner: SOS Community Services
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48198
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Food Distribution/Pantry Assistant

Help consumers shop in the pantry Transport groceries to consumers car when needed Stock the food pantry shelves Assist with the daily operation of a very busy food pantry Transport food (for consumers) Hours of operation (you can sign up for the full shift or for partial shifts) Tuesday 1pm - 6:30PM Wednesday 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Community Partner: SOS Community Services
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48198
Allow Groups: Yes