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September Volunteer Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Looking for new ways to give back to your local community, support a cause, or learn a new skill? Volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to use your talents and put your spare time to good use while helping a nonprofit work toward its mission. Here are a few upcoming opportunities in metro Detroit to volunteer this month, plus some ongoing opportunities you can assist with throughout the year.

September Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Make Heritage Park an Even Better Place

On Sept. 17, join other volunteers from 1-3 p.m. to remove invasive plants, plant native flowers, collect seeds, and more. To volunteer, call the nature center at 248-473-1870.

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Volunteer with Detroit’s Team Hope Walk

Support the Michigan chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America during their Team Hope walk on Sept. 18, at Memorial Park in Royal Oak. To volunteer, contact Jessica Rubitski at 734-288-6918 or email

For more information, visit

Feed Detroit Veterans with Soldiers’ Angels

Help Soldiers’ Angels get the food they need by volunteering to load and pack bags of groceries on Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion, Joe Louis in Detroit. To volunteer, contact Nicole Johnson at

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Volunteer with The Youth of Detroit with Life Remodeled

Life Remodeled works with organizations throughout Detroit like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Durfee Innovation Society to provide fun activities to high elementary and high school students.

Volunteer for Lit Fridays, hosted by Life Remodeled Youth Alliance for their September activity, DIS Scavenger Hunt, from 4-7 p.m. at the Durfee Innovation Society. Sign up to volunteer by completing this waiver and emailing

For more information on ongoing volunteer opportunities, visit

Volunteer with Gleaners

Gleaners relies on volunteers across Southeast Michigan to support feeding children, families, seniors, veterans, and others in need. By volunteering, you will support Gleaner’s warehouses and distribution centers to sort and pack food. Other volunteer opportunities include helping run mobile grocery sites, tending to community gardens, and more.

Gleaners has numerous volunteer shifts available throughout September. To find an opportunity, visit

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers endless opportunities to give back and learn new skills. From blood donor ambassadors to shelter services, there is something for everyone. Not sure where to volunteer? Take their role finder quiz to find your best volunteer fit.

For more information, visit

Volunteer with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Volunteering for Michigan’s DNR helps to preserve our state’s most treasured natural resources. Volunteer opportunities range from collecting seeds to helping raise money.

To find an opportunity near you, visit

 Volunteer with United Way

United Way focuses on bringing people and communities together to build an environment where everyone can thrive. With over 1,100 communities worldwide, there are endless opportunities to give back.

For more information, visit

Volunteer with Brilliant Detroit

Brilliant Detroit was created to help improve reading readiness among kids in Detroit. Consider volunteering with them to help ensure they achieve their mission.

To find volunteer opportunities, visit

Volunteer at your Local Hospital

Hospitals are always in need of help and service. Volunteer opportunities range from working directly with patients to general operations—all great starting points if you are interested in the medical field. A variety of local hospitals are in need of volunteers; view a brief list below.

To find even more volunteer opportunities near you, search for “volunteer opportunities near me” on Google or scour and comb through the results to find something you’d love to do.

Written by Megan Lasley

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