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.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Over The Edge West Michigan 9.23.17 Grand Rapids
Over The Edge is a rapeller event. Brave teams and individuals descend the Plaza Towers Hotel in Grand Rapids in support of Easterseals. Volunteers are needed to escort rapellers to the roof and to keep spectators safe on the ground. Volunteers receive a T-shirt, food and beverages. 8-10 volunteers are needed from 9am-5pm. To sign up click here.
Quality Information Volunteer Needed to Support Trauma Assessment Team, Auburn Hills
Our busy information team need help inputting and reporting on data from our trauma assessment program. If you are good with computers and enjoy working with data this could be for you. We are looking for someone to commit to 8-10 hours a week during business hours. We consider this an ongoing commitment. Full training will be given. To apply click here.
Front Office Support in Pontiac
Can you offer 6-10 hours a week of time to help with our busy front office in Pontiac. Tasks include scanning, copying, making up information packs. Help is needed during regular business hours. We are looking for a volunteer who can make a longer term time commitment. 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 need 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. The kits contain items such as scented Kleenex, a picture frame, stress balls, putty and feathers....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 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 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. Email cdunn@essmichigan 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 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 email at email@example.com. She will be able to help you!