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: 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: Volunteer Musicians Needed

Glacier Hills is pleased to announce the opening of the new Life Enrichment Center.  This beautiful space boasts a Steinway baby grand piano.  Musicians who have performed in this space enthusiastically compliment the acoustics.  The Great Room on the Life Enrichment Center evokes a quiet sense of comfort and home. 

What is special about this gathering space is that it is located near Eva’s House and Long Term Care. Concerts performed in this venue will be very accessible to these residents. 

We are currently recruiting volunteer musicians and small ensembles to perform in the Life Enrichment Center.

Community Partner: Glacier Hills Senior Living Community
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48105
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Facilitator - Fitness/Yoga

We are always looking to start new classes and workshops at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living.  Currently we are looking for new fitness opportunities to bring to the center - yoga, walking, etc. We are looking for at least once a week, one hour commitment with a class that you design!

We are always looking for new ideas too!  If you have something you are passionate about and want to teach others, give it a try at MSHL!

Community Partner: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 48160
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Trip Planner & Host

Older adults like to go have fun too!  Help us plan some fun day trips with them!

ALL OUR TRIPS require a HOST person to oversee that all participants are accounted for, prior to leaving and returning from events. AND if any details need to be covered with the venue, or a person on the trip should have a concern, the Host helps to field those questions.  AS ALL YOU NEED is to have a friendly disposition and to be organized/detailed oriented during the trip, to assure a fun and seamless outing. BONUS: your trip cost is covered when you host!

Community Partner: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >55 years old
Zip Code: 48160
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Facilitator - Bible Study

We are always looking to start new classes and workshops at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living.  Currently our bible study group is looking for a facilitator.  It currently isn't meeting, but seniors would like for it to be once a week or every other week for one hour, but we can be flexible with your availability.

We are always looking for new ideas too!  If you have something you are passionate about and want to teach others, give it a try at MSHL!

Community Partner: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 48160
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Facilitator - Writer's Group

We are always looking to start new classes and workshops at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living.  Currently our writers group is looking for a facilitator.  It meets twice a month on Wednesdays for one hour, but we can be flexible with your availability.

We are always looking for new ideas too!  If you have something you are passionate about and want to teach others, give it a try at MSHL!

Community Partner: Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 48160
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck

Volunteers needed for the biggest and best community event for young children! Touch-a-Truck takes place Saturday, May 13, from 9-noon at Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard, Ypsilanti. We expect around 3,000-4,000 people to attend this free event that allows young kids to explore their favorite trucks (police cars, tractors, school buses, etc.) while their parents get important information on community resources for families.

We specifically need volunteers:

From 7:30-9:00 a.m. to help set up a couple dozen pop-up canopies, folding tables and chairs. From 9-noon to welcome families to the event. From noon-1:00 to take down and stack tables, chairs, and canopies.

Touch-a-Truck is a FREE and FUN event! Please let us know if you're interested in helping with any or all of these time slots.

Community Partner: Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/13/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48197
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Food Distribution

Help distribute groceries to clients who are in need of emergency assistance.  Unload the delivery truck, stock food pantry, and greet clients.   

This activity takes place at:

-Bryant Community Center every Wednesday and every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 9am-1pm.

-Mitchell Elementary School the 1st Saturday of every month from 8:30am-11:30am.

Email volunteers@canannarbor.org to get started!

Community Partner: Community Action Network
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48108
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Make a Meal

CAN serves filling, healthy dinners at every community center during its After School Programs (end May 25) and Educational Summer Camps (June 26-August 3).

 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 re-heating. Meals can range from tacos, salads, lasagnas, casseroles, pizza, mac & cheese, spaghetti, steamed vegetables, and more!  

**Please do not prepare meals with pork or pork products, like gelatin. Thank you.** 

Important Notice: Due to CAN's 501(c)(3) status, CAN cannot accept any religious and/or political materials.

Visit: http://www.canwashtenaw.org/make-a-meal-volunteer or email volunteers@canannarbor.org to get started!

Community Partner: Community Action Network
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 48105
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Love A Rain Garden

Much like our Love a Park Days noted above, we will be coordinating and featuring rain garden maintenance work days. Join us!

Burns Park Rain Garden & Park Cleanup Workday
Sunday, May 7, 1-3 p.m.
Meet at the tennis courts by the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Learn about rain gardens, native plants and the role they play in keeping our rivers clean. We will weed spring invasive plants like bindweed and thistle. During this workday, we will teach you to identify weeds and a few of the native plants that keep this garden in bloom throughout the season. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.

Veterans Memorial Park Zamboni Rain Garden Workday
Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m.-noon
Meet in the parking lot west of the pool. Come join us in caring for one of the oldest rain gardens in town. This garden was built downhill of the Zamboni’s snow pile so that snow melt would feed the garden. Now, the garden is full of perennials like Canada anemone, blue vervain and goldenrod. Help us weed and clear out the inlets so water can run freely into the garden. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.

Burns Park Rain Garden and Park Cleanup Workday
Saturday, July 8, 1-3 p.m.
Meet at the tennis courts by the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Join us on this summer day to tackle the bindweed plants that are trying to cover the rain garden and tennis court fence. Learn how this rain garden stores and cleans water that lands on the tennis courts and the senior center parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.

Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena Rain Garden and Park Cleanup Workday
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-noon
Meet at the entrance to the ice arena. Help weed a newly replanted rain garden. This rain garden was replanted to have low-growing plants below tall sycamore trees and shorter redbud trees. We need your help in weeding around these new plants. Learn about rain gardens and how to identify weeds. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.

 

Community Partner: GIVE 365
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 48103
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Love A Park Days

Lend a hand, give your time and join us to help beautify and clean up a park that needs a little love and attention. With 159 parks in the park system, there are lots of ways to support park maintenance and beautification efforts. We bring the music, refreshments, and tools; you bring the energy and desire to make a difference and together we make a beautiful parknership!  And if you see a park that could use some love, let us know! 

Park locations to be determined.

Dates for 2017 are listed below.

Wednesdays. 10 a.m.-noon, May 10 | June 14 | July 12 | August 9 Sundays, 1-3 p.m., May 28 | June 25 | July 30 | August 27
Community Partner: GIVE 365
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 48105
Allow Groups: Yes