April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Some volunteers work on a regular schedule, others on a one-time basis.
Every year, volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time.

  • You can become a cultural mentor, set up an apartment, or help an incoming refugee learn to ride the bus through our New Americans program.
  • You can volunteer at our homeless family shelter, befriend seniors, help those with physical disabilities. 
  • You can provide care for children in foster care.
  • Your youth group, church, family or group of friends can organize a service project. Hold a bake sale and donate the proceeds to senior adults. Organize a toiletry drive or clothing drive to help incoming refugees.

 

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Life is a little easier now for dozens of homeless families served by the Samaritas Family Center emergency shelter in Westland, Michigan, thanks to the efforts of caring members at UAW Local 163. With the help of the local’s Women’s and Community Services committees, the 3,000-member strong local donated money, construction help and carpentry skills to transform the center’s community room, adding air conditioning, new paint and flooring, and a gaming system and foosball for the kids. The goal was to make it more welcoming and make it feel more like home. Click here to see how more volunteers are spreading their ripples of positive change!

Samaritas will be happy to help you develop a one-time work project for your group. Activities can include painting, construction, gardening or hosting a dinner party.

Contact Lauren Brosch at Samaritas for more information.