Easterseals Taking on Disabilities Together
Serving and supporting people with disabilities and other special needs so that they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities is what we do at Easterseals. Join us and you too can make a difference and help people achieve their goals. Volunteer your time to share your talents, whether performing office work, volunteering at events, helping at Holiday Parties or getting involved with a service project.
In the words of Edgar Allen, founder of Easter Seals, "We have but one life. We get nothing out of that life except by putting something into it. To relieve suffering, to help the unfortunate, to do kind acts and deeds is, after all, the one sure way to secure happiness or to achieve real success. Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take...but by what we give."
Our Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Front Office Superstars Needed!
Our Center Line office is looking for help during regular business hours for one to two mornings or afternoons a week. Our volunteer would take calls, scan documents, help check-in people at appointments and other light office duties. Full training will be given. This would suit someone who has computer skills and great customer service. To apply click here.
Help Children Recovering from Emotional Trauma with this Rewarding Project.
Our LUNA (Look, Uncover, Nurture, Act...) trauma assessment program helps children who are suffering from emotional trauma and who are receiving services to help them heal.
We have LUNA packs which are small care packages with items that help children self soothe so they can better cope with the assessment, treatment and healing process. If you would like to make and Donate LUNA kits please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a flier with directions. Kits contain items such as scented Kleenex, a picture frame, stress balls, putty and feathers....
Personal Effects Gift Bags
We collect donations of useful items that we can give to consumers at our holiday parties as gifts. If you would like to make up gift bags for these events we can take donations through the year and useful items would be socks, hats, gloves, blankets, shampoo, soap, notebook&pen, Kleenex and a gift card to a local store or lunch/brunch restaurant e.g. Meijer, Kroger, Target, Tim Hortons, If you would like to collect items to donate please email email@example.com once completed and she will be able to arrange for you to drop of the gift bags at a Michigan location that is convenient for you. Our locations are posted on this website.
Seeking Advisory Committee Members from local Professional and Business Organizations
Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse (DUC), a program of Easter Seals Michigan, is a psychosocial rehabilitation program that helps individuals with serious mental illness develop the skills necessary to be successful in their everyday lives within the community-at-large. Advisory Committee participants support the DUC membership in the following ways:
Offer recommendations for program improvement.
Assist program in setting priorities, including ongoing planning of activities.
Increase marketing efforts to raise awareness of the needs of Clubhouse populations.
Support and advocate by educating legislators, employers, educators, health care providers, family members and the general public on dispelling stereotypes surrounding mental illness.
Increase employment connections within the community for job development.
Explore funding resources and fundraising options to support the Clubhouse members.
Identify community resources for Clubhouse members' integration into the community.
Support Our Employment Programs
The program here at Easter Seals Michigan assists consumers in finding and maintaining meaningful employment. We have two opportunities for local businesses to get involved.
We are looking for hairdressers/barbers in the Southfield/Royal Oak area who would be able to donate low cost or free hair cuts at their salon. This would enable our consumers to feel confident with their appearance during the job application process.
We are looking for Corporations and local businesses that can provide employment advice and mock interview practice to people in our employment programs.
Are you Handy? We could use your help!
We could use the skills of a Handyman for small repair jobs and an expert opinion! This would suit a retired/semi-retired handy person. Please let us know if you would be willing to help out with small projects. Email cdunn@essmichigan to offer help. Also we are looking for someone who can help our facilities staff at events to set-up and tear down tents and equipment.
If you have any questions or need more information about any of the volunteering opportunities above, please contact Ceri Dunn at 248.475.6405 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be able to help you!