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.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Save the Dates!
June 6.7.18-8.19.18 Miracle League of Michigan - our baseball games will need volunteer buddies. To sign-up for a game that works for you visit http://signup.com/go/FNwbTRZ. To learn more about our Miracle League games visit MichiganMiracle.org. All volunteers will need to complete our Miracle League waiver once they have signed up for a game, to access the form click here.
September 9.22.18Over the Edge Grand Rapids - we will be looking for volunteers to help with directing rapellers and helping with traffic flow at the event location in downtown Grand Rapids. More details and sign up will begin in August.
September 9.29.18Miles that Matter - our new event and location - we will be looking for volunteers to help with our 5K fun run and 1 mile advocacy walk at Stony Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township. Sign up links will be posted in June.
November 11:30:18The Cheers Gala - our annual fundraising gala will need volunteer support on shuttle buses, greeting guests, auction tables and coat check. More details and sign-up links will be available in September.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Our Grand Rapids Office is looking for some help in the office. If you are available 2 times a week during Monday to Friday business hours clickherefor more details.
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 clickherefor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 clickhere.
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. 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 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. Emailcdunn@essmichiganto 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 email@example.com. She will be able to help you!
Easterseals Michigan 2399 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 | 248-475-6400 | 800-75-SEALS (toll-free) For Hearing Impaired Call Michigan Relay at "711" Easterseals and its affiliate organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Easterseals Michigan 2399 E. Walton Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326 | 248-475-6400 | 800-75-SEALS (toll-free) For Hearing Impaired Call Michigan Relay at "711" Easterseals and its affiliate organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.