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Volunteer Center East

Take a look at our new site!!  It has all kinds of great resources and ideas for you to get involved in service and service learning!!

Winning Futures- Be a Mentor!  

Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people. They offer school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan.

All of the programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning.

Winning Futures partners with organizations throughout the country to implement our life skills workbooks and activities.

For more information and to learn more about volunteer opportunities please visit 

Forgotten Harvest

The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.

 For more information please visit 

 Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement Team-AmeriCorps*VISTA

Made up of Michigan Campus Compact, The LEAGUE Michigan and Volunteer Centers of Michigan, the Civic Engagement  Team hosts 30 AmeriCorps*VISTAs (Volunteer In Service To America) to promote and strengthen community-building initiatives focused on education and economic opportunity. 

Interested in making a difference? Please check out to learn more about serving! 

AmeriCorps VISTA Service Mark

Gleaners Community 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 46 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals per day to people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need."- (Gleaners Website) 

Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 93 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. 

To learn more about the various opportunities to serve at Gleaners, please visit

Volunteer at Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital

Because of the nature of care provided at Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital, all volunteers are carefully screened, processed and placed in appropriate assignments. This process includes:

  • Application and initial interview
  • Medical clearance
  • Reference checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Volunteer orientation

Becoming a volunteer takes time, but our process helps ensure the safety of patients and families as well as the success of our volunteers.

Please follow these steps in completing a volunteer application.

1. Send in the forms (Volunteer Reference Check AND Security Check either by faxing them in to 313-745-1497 or mail them in: (Forms are available online at )

Harper University Hospital
Attn: Customer Service Department
3990 John R. 
Detroit, MI 48201

2. Complete the online application at

Volunteer at St. John Providence Health System- St. John Macomb- Oakland Hospital

Make a difference- Be a Volunteer!!

What kinds of opportunities are available?

We need volunteers in numerous areas. Each facility has its own specific needs. Our goal is to find that perfect fit- matching the volunteer's interests and time availability to a need of ours. All volunteers attend an orientation to help them understand their responsibilities and answer any questions they may have. 

Openings include...

  • Patient Care
  • Gift Shop
  • Hospice
  • Clerical
  • Transporting
  • Greeters
  • Spiritual Care
  • and MORE! 

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital-Macomb Center-Warren Janet Silvestri: 586-573-5112

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital- Oakland Center-Madison Heights Sue Davis: 248-967-7721

Covenant House of Michigan

Ready to put your time, energy & talents into helping out kids?

We require our volunteers to be 18 years of age or older (21+ to work directly with our young adults). Youth Groups may contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss ways to be of service.

Volunteer areas include: Arts and Crafts, Job Development, Special Events, Office Aides, Clothing and Hygiene Closet. 
2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: 313-463-2000