Community Agencies

Beyond Basics

Nancy Thomas


Beyond Basics is a school-centered program that brings targeted reading, writing to student in grades pre-K through 12. During the weekdays you can volunteer your time to work with children.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit

Matthew Couture


Being a big brother or a big sister is a rewarding experience; you have the opportunity to shape a child’s future for the better. Playing sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat favorite foods together. Bring advice an inspiration in a child’s life.


Earthworks Urban Farm 

Shane Bernardo, Outreach Coordinator

313-579-2100 ext. 204

Earthworks is a human service organization of caring inspired people to promote sustainable agricultural practices, nutrition and care for the earth. Helping to harvest and grow food to serve to people who are less fortunate.


Focus Hope

Bill Wenzell, Manager of Volunteers & Community Outreach


Focus hope collects canned and packaged food for 21 million people who struggle to survive on meager incomes.


Forgotten Harvest

Krista Poole

248-967-1500 ext. 114

Donate time to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.


The Friendship Circle

Rabbi Yarden Blumstein

248-788-7878 ext. 208

The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs.


Gleaners Community Food Bank

Alma Perez


Donate time at The Gleaners Community Food Bank to help fight hunger. 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.


The Greening of Detroit

Justin Wojciak

313-237-8733 ext. 238

Greening of Detroit is a not “for” 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.


Habitat for Humanity of Oakland Community

Dana Gibson

248-338-1843 ext. 301

Habitat for Humanity helps to build or renovate houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership based on three criteria: need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage.



Belle Kleinberg Hornung


At Haven volunteers work directly with survivors to bring about real change in their lives. But sometimes, it’s the volunteers who walk away from the experience the most changed.



Tiffany McLean


To increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s dynamic lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride.


Matrix Human Services


Matrix Human a non-profit social service organization in Michigan since 1906, devoted to improving the quality of life for people of all ages.


Ronald McDonald House of SE Michigan

Jennifer Litomisky


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.  We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children, managing programs that help deliver health services to children in under-served communities, and by providing grants to nonprofit organizations for programs that enable seriously ill children to live happier, healthier lives.


South Oakland Shelter

Austin Kralisz, Volunteer Coordinator


South Oakland Shelter provides temporary shelter and supportive programs to help homeless individuals and families live independently.


Vista Maria

Deb Gerlica

313-271-3050 Ext. 114

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 Southwest Michigan.


Young Detroit Builders

Brittany Smith


Young Detroit Builders is a Youth Build USA-affiliated, non-profit organization that has been offering a comprehensive program of education, support services, counseling, leadership development, job and life skills preparation, on-the-job residential construction training and NCCER certification since 1996.



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