Families are taking on the responsibility of educating their children at home. Building a DIY Children and Family Enrichment Kit is a great way to ensure all families have essential items to fuel education at home and spend quality time together. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More
In our region, 44 percent of families struggle to afford their basic needs. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the percentage of families without access to critical resources is rising. And the challenges are even greater for families with infants who must take extra precautions to stay safe. Building a DIY Infant Care Kit is a great way to provide essential items that will help families keep their children healthy at home. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are heightened health, safety and welfare concerns for seniors. Seniors who live in group residences are often required to be in social isolation — staying in their rooms to avoid transmission of the virus. Building a DIY Senior Care Kit is a great way to lift the spirits of seniors while providing resources to counter the effects of spending so much time alone. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Project-based
  • Learn More
In our region, 44 percent of families struggle to afford their basic needs. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the percentage of families without access to critical resources is rising. And the challenges are even greater for families with vulnerable household members (seniors, people with disabilities) who must take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. Building a DIY Supporting our Neighbors Kit is a great way to provide essential items that will help keep our neighbors safe at home. We encourage you to get your friends and neighbors involved in building these kits!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Delivery , Project-based
  • Learn More
Due to recent severe flooding in Midland County, our neighbors face new challenges as they combat the effects of the flood. United Way of Midland County is working diligently with the community to identify needs and volunteer opportunities in order to respond accordingly.Together, we can help those in our community impacted by this natural disaster. Please register and respond today to receive further information on how you can assist with response efforts. The Michigan Community Service Commission will share further needs as they develop and are communicated to us through our partners in Midland County.
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • On-site
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , In-person , Outdoor
In late June, Detroit had significant rainfall that impacted more than 26,000 homes. There are still vulnerable people who cannot perform the work themselves need help with removing debris, cleaning, and applying mold inhibitor. Volunteer teams continue to respond, many from out of state.These volunteers are being housed by a local organization that does not have a full kitchen to prepare meals. The Meal Prep Coordinator will work to oversee efforts of volunteers providing a meal for 20-30 people.Duties will include:
  • Monitor schedule of volunteer responses
  • Communicate with meal prep volunteers on details such as drop off location, time, and suggestions for menu items (if requested)
  • Communicate with volunteer teams being served for appropriate meal time planning
Typical Meal Prep Coordinator skills and attributes include:
  • Good communication
  • Organized
  • Dedication to regular effort through duration of project
  • Access to email and phone as needed
Additional Details
  • Is Not Outdoors
  • Coordination
  • Friendly communicator
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Anytime , Evenings , Weekdays , Weekends
  • Skilled
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Indoor , Answer Calls , Phone Calling
  • Learn More and Sign Up
Volunteers with sewing skills at all levels are needed to help Michigan Mask Up!Volunteers are needed throughout the state of Michigan to lend their sewing skills to sew masks for children and adults. As the pandemic continues, the need is still incredibly great in communities across the state. The Michigan Community Service Commission, the state’s lead agency on volunteerism, has thousands of ready to sew kits. Our hope is to engage individuals with the ability to do simple sewing and provide them with bundles of masks to go to organizations in their own communities. These organizations include those supporting children in foster care or group homes, nursing homes, daycares, head start programs and any other organizations supporting adults or children. We will help you get connected to an organization(s) to accept the masks if you do not have one in mind already. Masks will be mailed to your home in bundles of 100 or more. The masks take beginner to average skill to sew and after getting the hang of it, each mask takes about five minutes to complete. The thread is not included and the cost for the thread ranges from about $1 to $3 depending on your preference and colors are medium grey or navy blue. If you have questions, please email [email protected] To request masks, please use the following link to gather your mailing information and we’ll keep you updated on when your masks will arrive (typically 3-5 days).Additional Details:
  • Is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Covid-19 related
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • One-time
  • None
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Indoor
  • Learn More

The Shop Rat Foundation is currently seeking volunteers and instructors to support program growth in all focus areas (machining, welding, engineering and construction). If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact Kelly Kofflin at [email protected]
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Evenings , Weekdays , Weekends
  • Skilled
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Skills-based