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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.