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Here you can find additional volunteer opportunities around the community.This list will be updated as we learn about new events. Follow us on Facebook as well, to stay up to date.
Scroll down for a directory of local organizations you may contact for more volunteer opportunities.


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Community Volunteer Opportunity CatalogThe catalog is put together and updated by the Office of Leadership Programs.
It contains information about local organizations and when and where they need volunteers.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan - volunteersolutions.org/uwsem
United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. They advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. They focus on education, income and basic needs - the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Tumbleseed - tumbleseed.org
Tumbleseed is an online resource bringing together non-profits, businesses, and volunteers to foster good works across local communities in Michigan.

Community Organizations Directory

Affirmations
Twenty-two years ago, Affirmations was formed to serve the needs
of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and questioning
individuals in Southeastern Michigan and beyond. Centrally located
in vibrant Ferndale, Affirmations, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is largest
LGBT community center serving southeastern Michigan and one of
the ten largest in the United States. Thanks to the generous
partnerships of our corporate, foundation and individual supporters,
Affirmations provides services within the following five program areas: Advocacy, Culture and Society, Growth and Development, Health and Wellness, & Recreation and Fitness
Contact: Meghann Hollowell - (248) 398-7105 - mhollowell@goaffirmations.org

‘field Zone
The 'field Zone is a unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Oakland
County located in Southfield, MI in the Southfield Civic Center area.
We have designed a center where leadership, recreation, creativity,
community involvement, academics, technology, arts, and music
inspire our youth. This youth center stands to become the 'hub' of
community activity, open to middle school and high school students.
We are currently looking for volunteer tutors to mentor our Club
members for one hour a week in our Learning Zone. The Learning
Zone is a positive, fun, quiet zone where members are able to study,
complete assignments, read, and play educational games. Members
can also participate in our Power Hour Program which awards points
for studying that is done in the Learning Zone. The ‘field Zone
tutoring program is also based in the Learning Zone. Students can
sign up for weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions with a volunteer
tutor who remains with them throughout the semester.
Contact: (248)395-9663 - fieldzone@fieldzone.org (preferred)

Forgotten Harvest
Forgotten Harvest rescued 19.4 million pounds of food last year by
collecting surplus, prepared and perishable food from a variety of
sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, dairies,
farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other Health Departmentapproved
sources. This donated food—that would otherwise go to
waste—is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers in
the metro Detroit area. The individuals and families served are as
diverse as the community’s residents – young and old, from all races
and faiths.
Contact: Krista Poole – (248) 967-1500 x 114 - kpoole@forgottenharvest.org

HAVEN
A nationally recognized nonprofit leader providing comprehensive
solutions and innovative programs promoting violence-free homes
and communities. Our mission is to eliminate domestic and sexual
assault across Oakland County and the surrounding communities
through treatment and prevention services.
Contact: (248) 334-1284, ext. 659  www.haven-oakland.org

Greening of Detroit
The Greening of Detroit is non-profit organization
established in 1989 to guide and inspire the reforestation
of Detroit. In 2006, a new vision was established,
expanding The Greening’s mission to guide and inspire
others to create a ‘greener’ Detroit through planting and
educational programs environmental leadership, advocacy,
and by building community capacity.
Contact: Julia Sartor - (313)-285-1254 - julia@greeningofdetroit.com
Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
For more than 35 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "nourishing
communities by feeding hungry people.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 40
million pounds of emergency food to over 600 partner soup kitchens, shelters
and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.
We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of 85,284 meals per day to
people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need.
Contact: Julie Ptasznik - (866) 453-2637 - jptasnik@gcfb.org


KICK
KICK - The Agency for LGBT African-Americans Is located in the
Tech Town business district just north of the Wayne State University
campus. The Center In Detroit is an exciting and highly visible symbol
for the LGBT community of the City of Detroit, serving the diverse
social, recreational, cultural, and social service needs of adults in a
safe, welcoming and nurturing environment. As an office and meeting
space for community organizations, cultural programming and
development, it is also a small recreational space. KICK’s programs
strengthen Detroit's African American LGBT community through
identification and engagement, while provide leadership by modeling
civic engagement and community-building.
Contact: (312) 285- 9733 - detroit@e-kick.org - www.e-kick.org

ITN Metro Detroit (The Independent Transportation Network)
The Independent Transportation Network® is more than a
"good cause," it's a necessary one; it's an important one. We do
substantially more than provide rides for older people. We're helping
to solve a huge social need. Seniors now have an alternative to driving
that preserves their independence even as it ensures our roads are
safe and our communities are healthy.
Contact: Lori Fidler - (248)262-7269 - Lori.Fidler@itnmetrodetroit.org

Matrix Human Services
Everyday in Detroit, Matrix is touching hearts and changing lives – fighting
poverty with 26 locations and programs designed to support, educate and
empower families, children, men and woman. Our Mission? To break the
generational cycle of poverty gripping the city of Detroit.
Matrix has been committed to the city of Detroit for more than 106 years with a
never ending passion… and we continue our march – working with every
woman, man, and child that enters our doors, ensuring they have food,
clothing, shelter, an education, a job, and hope for tomorrow.
By implementing our Transition to Success Model into the lives of our clients,
we impact and uplift, developing a real path to independence….not just a hand
out but a strong and reliable hand up.
Contact: (313)831-1000 x1117 www.matrixhumanservices.org

Odyssey Hospice
Odyssey Hospice is a hospice organization in Southeast Michigan that
utilizes a team approach in the area of palliative care for those
persons with a terminal disease process; the team includes a patient,
caregivers, interdisciplinary staff and The Odyssey volunteers who
are beyond special.
Contact: Julie Cody – (248) 258-0440 – jucody@odsyhealth.com

Matrix Human Services
Everyday in Detroit, Matrix is touching hearts and changing lives – fighting
poverty with 26 locations and programs designed to support, educate and
empower families, children, men and woman. Our Mission? To break the
generational cycle of poverty gripping the city of Detroit.
Matrix has been committed to the city of Detroit for more than 106 years with a
never ending passion… and we continue our march – working with every
woman, man, and child that enters our doors, ensuring they have food,
clothing, shelter, an education, a job, and hope for tomorrow.
By implementing our Transition to Success Model into the lives of our clients,
we impact and uplift, developing a real path to independence….not just a hand
out but a strong and reliable hand up.
Contact: (313)831-1000 x1117 www.matrixhumanservices.org

South Oakland Shelter
For 25 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has worked with its 67 partner
congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services that help
homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness, and live
independently. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing
solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs
that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk individuals and families
seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.
Contact:Ashley Gardhosue -248-809-3773 ext 114- ashley@oaklandshelter.org

Summer in the City
Summer in the City, is a fun, fulfilling, and flexible way for high school and
college aged volunteers to become more involved in the city of Detroit. We
provide the opportunity to paint, plant, and play during the summer months
of the year. We are looking for individuals who are interested in taking
leadership roles and working together within any of our three areas of interest.
No previous skills in these areas are required! The only skills necessary are
passion, excitement, open mindedness, and initiative to get things done.
Contact: Elizabeth Grace - egrace@summerinthecity.com

Vista Maria
Vista Maria’s mission is to heal Michigan's victimized girls
and women with best-practice treatment programs designed
to meet their unique needs while serving other vulnerable
children and families within Southeast Michigan.
We have recently expanded our continuum of care with our
Village of Hope: A community that enables vulnerable girls,
as well as at-risk children and families, to break the intergenerational
cycle of poverty by providing them with the
education, daily living assistance and supportive social
connections critical to their sustained success.
Contact: Becky Hermann (313)271-3050 x114 - rhermann@vistamaria.org

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