Opportunities from: Connect2Community

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

*Contact Information: Trish at (248) 331.2800 About This Activity   *This link: goo.gl/RtWZm6 will take you directly to The Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources registration page.

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 *This link: goo.gl/RtWZm6 will take you directly to The Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources registration page.

Location: The race will begin at: 11051 W. Jefferson (River Rouge Memorial Park) 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 20, 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: 48218
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Strategic Planning Facilitator

We are a small organization looking to expand. We have a fairly clear idea of where we would like to be in the next several years, however we need some help in putting together a plan for how to get there. We are looking for someone with experience with the strategic planning process who would be willing to lead us (members, staff, and advisory board) through it over the next few months. 

We are a locally located branch of a larger, but still small, NPO but we operate somewhat independently. We want to expand our services in Washtenaw County and need your help to get there!

Do you have experience facilitating a strategic planning process? Please get in contact!

Send an email to Director Summer Berman at sberman@freshstartclubhouse.org

Community Partner: Fresh Start Clubhouse
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/30/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 48104
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: WIMA Field Day

Washtenaw Internation Middle Academy is hosting Field Day on June 12th. WIMA is looking for volunteers to assist! 

Community Partner: Ypsilanti Community Schools
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/12/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48198
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Event planner

Looking for someone with expertise in event planning - fundraisers to public viewings or informational sessions

Community Partner: A Brighter Way
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 48197
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: Facilitate a fun activity!

Fresh Start, a recovery community for people with mental illness in Washtenaw County, has social rec activities every Thursday 4-6 and every Saturday 10-2.

Do you have a fun skill you can teach (dancing, painting, flower arranging, cooking, etc.) or a knack for organizing parties, walking tours, light-hearted competitions, community outings, or something else that could be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities with little to no cost?

Pitch us an idea that you or a small group of your friends/peers might be able to coordinate for us during a Thursday evening or Saturday day social rec. We generally schedule our activities a month out, so be sure to keep in mind we'll be looking to schedule for May around the third week in April, for example. 

Things we like to do:

go to sporting events go to music concerts see live theatre tour museums meet animals do all kinds of arts and crafts creative writing have picnics/BBQs accessible "field day" activities

What do you like to do?

Groups typically have 5-20 Clubhouse members, depending on the activity.

Clubhouse staff will always be working the activity.

If you have questions or think you have an idea that might be interesting to us or, email us at volunteer@freshstartclubhouse.org.

Community Partner: Fresh Start Clubhouse
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Community Partner Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 48104
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: 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: 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