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Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

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Freedom House Detroit offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Some opportunities are ongoing; others are time-limited. Open opportunities are listed in the first question below. If you do not see an opportunity listed, it is not open for registration at this time. 

Please allow our staff ten business days to respond to your registration. They will reach out by email to provide additional details and schedule a call. Registration is not a guarantee of placement.

If selected, volunteers will be required to a) Fill out a volunteer application, b) Sign a confidentiality agreement, and c) Log their service hours on a weekly basis.

Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunity Description
Voices of Freedom Event Meet new people and build capacity by volunteering the day-of or for prep or follow-up: register guests, take photos, guide guests through the event, accept donations, and more.
Social Media Ambassador Use your social media savvy to expand our supporter network and spark conversations about Freedom House Detroit. We supply the content; you supply the network. 
Language Volunteers Lift our clients' voices: Remote and in-person interpretation and translation needs are available.
Adopt a Party Help a refugee create new memories and start new traditions! Provide the supplies and food for one of our many celebrations throughout the year! 
FreedomCares/Cares4SW Health Disparities Initiative Reduce health disparities in Southwest Detroit: Help out at a community health event: set up, tear down, interpret or translate, data entry, and more.
Board of Directors Subcommittees Subcommittee members are not board members, but these roles allow volunteers to get familiar with the organization and guide its decision making. Subcommittee roles allow volunteers to prepare to take on a board of directors position in the future.
Host a Drive Organize a supplies drive to help meet the needs of our residents. Get in touch with our team to learn what we have a need for at this time. 
Host a Fundraiser At Freedom House Detroit, every dollar raised goes directly to providing crucial services like shelter, legal assistance, healthcare, and education. Host a fundraiser to help your friends, family, or professional networks make an impact.
General Volunteer Are you open to volunteering in a variety of ways? We will be sure to stay in touch as general volunteer opportunities come up.
Admin & Development  Support our work by supporting day-to-day needs across different programs. This may include connecting with community members, organizing events, or participating in community outings.
Participate in a Phonebank

Connect supporters and community members to Freedom House Detroit, emphasizing on community events and planting seeds for long-term support.

Meal Pickup & Drop Off

We are seeking a dedicated Meal Pickup and Drop-off Volunteer to join our team and support our community meal program in partnership with the local Salvation Army.

Annual Event Committee

Committee volunteersparticipate in different aspects of event planning, including decorations, entertainment, day of coordination, raising awareness, or helping engage our sponsors.

Outdoor Beautification Projects

Outdoor Decorating & Beautification Volunteers can get involved in a variety of ways, such as participating in community clean ups, planting flowers, decorating for the seasons, and supporting our team with outdoor maintenance projects.

Write Welcome Cards

Volunteers, particularly groups with young people, assemble welcome cards to give to our residents. These cards help supporters connect directly with our clients and help build community support.

Relief Kit Assembly

Engage with your community by assembling relief kits that help our clients, particularly our new arrivals, regain a sense of confidence and dignity. After not having self care and hygiene items for a long time, these supplies are a great first step towards becoming comfortable in a new community. 

Seasons of Light / Winter Holiday Planning

Seasons of Light Committee members provide crucial support to Freedom House Detroit staff by coordinating, organizing, and hosting Winter Holiday celebrations.


If you're interested in more than one, select the one your most interested in, and we'll work with you to make sure you are matched with the opportunity that's the best fit for you.

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