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:
Baseball Buddies Miracle League of Michigan 2017
We need volunteer buddies to assist our players during the games and there are also some spots for helping with our raffle and concessions. Our field is in Southfield. As long as you are 12 and over we can use your help at a game as an individual, with a group of friends, a team or with co-workers. Visit the league website for more information, directions to the field and for what to expect at a game by clicking here. Check back in August to sign up for Fall Ball Saturday morning games. Reach out to Ceri Dunn (contact details below) or Steve Peck firstname.lastname@example.org the league director if you have any further questions.
Always Wanted to be a Mascot? - We are searching for a New Homer for our 2017 Baseball Series
Homer is our Miracle League mascot. We are looking for someone enthusiastic to take on this exciting volunteer role and bring cheer to our amazing ball players. Our mascot costume fits someone 5ft7 up to 6ft. Homer should be available for opening games (6/10), holiday parties, some special events and several games through the season. For more information and to apply click here.
Walk With Me Detroit Sunday August 6 2017
Join us at the Zoo as our walkers raise funds for services here in Michigan, and awareness for those living with disabilities. We need help with registration, children's activities and directing walkers throughout the zoo. Once the walk is over volunteers can enjoy the zoo. Volunteers should be high school age or older. For volunteers under 18 please print and bring this signed waiver with you on the day Minor Consent Waiver. To sign up to volunteer on the day click here.
Color Me Extraordinary 5K Saturday June 24 2017
Volunteer with us for our 3rd annual color run. We will need help throwing color, registering runners, directing traffic and at the finish line. Volunteers should be high school age or older. For volunteers under 18 please print and bring this signed waiver with you on the day Minor Consent Waiver CME5K. To sign up to volunteer on the day click here.
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.
LUNA Program Volunteers
Our LUNA program screens for emotional trauma. Volunteers assist with scheduling, care coordination and support our assessment teams. We have locations in Waterford, Grand Rapids and Center Line. This is a great opportunity for students or professionals with a background in social work, psychology, speech/occupational therapy or counseling. To apply click on the location that you would like to be considered for Waterford, Grand Rapids, Center Line.
Human Resource Department Data Entry Volunteer.
We are looking for a computer literate volunteer to help enter data into our Human Resource online training database. If you are available 1-2 days a week for 4-5 hours and would like to be a part of our busy but friendly HR Department please let us know! We would love to have you help. Full training will be given but we are looking for someone with attention to detail and comfortable with computers. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be able to help you!