The Office of Leadership Programs hosts monthly volunteer opportunities for students. These events typically take place on a Saturday, and partner with one or more student organizations and a local non-profit agency in need of volunteers. Students who participate in these service projects can include their hours on their Leadership Transcript, scholarship applications, graduate school applications, resumes... the possibilities are endless.
Two of projects are part of annual, nation-wide movements of service among college students: Make a Difference Day in October and Martin Luther King Day of Service in January.
A Calendar of Service Events is created each year and shared with the campus community.
How to Get Involved
Are you a student who is interested in volunteering? Or a member of a student organization that wants to host an upcoming project? Or a community agency that wants to collaborate?
If so, contact:
Director, Leadership Programs
Past Project Highlights
Environmental Sustainability with the Greening of Detroit and Earthworks Urban Farm
Civic Engagement with HAVEN and Vista Maria.
Student Org vs Student Org Food Drive for Gleaners Food Bank
Alternative Spring Break to New York
Hunger and Homelessness with Forgotten Harvest
Martin Luther King Jr. Day- 28th Annual Peace Walk and Celebration in Southfield
Community outreach with Motown Winterblast
South Oakland Shelter and KICK for MLK Service Project
Mentoring Youth with 'fieldZone
Environmental Sustainability with the Greening of Detroit
Healthy and Active Lifestyles with Ferndale Public Schools
Community Youth with Clark Park
Combat Literacy with Ferndale Public Schools
Youth Hunger with Kids Food Basket
Hunger and Homelessness with Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners
Environment and Conservation with the Greening of Detroit
Educational Preparedness with Southfield Public Schools and Looking for My Sister
Community Citizens in partnership with Southfield Parks and Garden Club