Easterseals is there for individuals, children and families....day in and out. We provide training, support, innovative services and unending encouragement to the people we serve right here in Michigan. Easterseals is you, your family, your neighbors, your colleagues and your friends refusing to give up and believing that everyone with a disability can reach their potential if we all work together.
Our Volunteer Opportunities:
Grand Rapids Senior Outreach Volunteers
Our Grand Rapids Senior Outreach Behavioral Health Program needs volunteers to be able to make presentations about our therapy services and how to recognize mental health symptoms in seniors. This is a flexible opportunity where dates can be set up by the volunteers who would coordinate with potential referral sources and/or senior oriented groups. Easterseals staff would provide training and guidance regarding the content (mental health needs of seniors) of the presentation and how to access services. If you are friendly, outgoing and passionate about helping people struggling with mental illness or behavior challenges we would love to hear from you. To apply click here.
Flint Office Support Volunteers
If you are available 2-3 times a week during Monday to Friday business hours click here for more details or to express interest in helping.
Help Children Recovering from Emotional Trauma with this Rewarding Project.
Our trauma assessment programs help children who are suffering from personal trauma. We need help making sensory packages with items that help children self soothe. This helps them cope better with the assessment, treatment and the healing process. The kits contain items such as stress balls, no-sew blankets and rainsticks....If you would like to make and donate kits click here for a flyer with information and directions.
Spread Some Cheer this Year!
This is a great opportunity for either an individual or a group service project. Throughout the year we collect gift bags or boxes containing donations of useful items that we can give directly to people we serve. Useful items would be socks, hats, gloves, blankets, shampoo, soap, notebook & pen, Kleenex and a gift card to a local grocery store or restaurant. Once you have collected the items you would like to donate please email Carolyn Bleibtrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248.475.6405 and she will be able to arrange for you to drop them off at a Michigan location that is convenient for you. Our locations are posted on this website. For an information flyer for this project click here.
Seeking Advisory Committee Members from local Professional and Business Organizations.
Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse (DUC), a program of Easterseals 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.
We 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. Email email@example.com to offer help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Carolyn Bleibtrey at 248.475.6405 or email email@example.com. She will be able to help you!