and I want to do it NOW!!!
While the Outreach Council is currently suggesting some outdoor activities for us (in small groups that permit physical distancing), some of our members have asked for ways they can volunteer either individually or as a family. The Outreach Council has some recommendations.
Check out this GPMC page for sandwich donations to support Operation Love Our Homeless, Underwear and Sock Drive, and Food Drive dates to support The Second Mile Center and Community Treehouse.
We have also developed partnerships over the years with many worthwhile organizations and recommend you look first to some of these as you continue serving others with a safety and comfort level that feels right for you. Click on their name to be directed to their volunteer page.
Most of them have online sign-ups for specific days or events. If you choose one of these OR would like to share information about other service organization you already volunteer with, please email Sue Acton to help spread the word.
And remember, Outreach takes all kinds of forms, please check out our own GPMC Outreach Activities page to find other ways we serve.
The Open Door Ministry at Fort Street Presbyterian Church will open November 5 and every Thursday morning from 9-11. Volunteers are sought from 8-12.
They will serve a meal, offer showers, and distribute clothing. They have a plan to do this safely, following CDC guidelines.
Follow the link above for more details or contact their director, Trish Hubbell to volunteer.
The Royal Oak Warehouse is open and looking for Volunteers to repackage food for distribution.
M-F 9-noon or 1-4.
Super Sites are all over Metro Detroit. Volunteers collect info, direct traffic, place boxes and groceries into trunks. Volunteer with FH if you are 18-59.
My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery is a weekly pop-up market for families or individuals to get access to healthy foods (Park Place of Harper Woods on Monday mornings is close). Volunteers are needed to greet shoppers, assemble orders on our truck, bag orders for customers, and assist with market set-up and tear-down.
Volunteer with Gleaners if you are 14 or older (depends on site).
The Detroit Connor Creek location receives a food shipment from Forgotten Harvest every Monday to distribute to our neighbors in need. They are always looking for individuals or groups to help unload, sort, and distribute the food that is received. They are also seeking After School Program Tutors and Seasonal Bell Ringers.
COTS has a variety of ways to connect and serve. Please check out the link to find food service, clothing boutique, children’s activities, and education. Volunteer Opportunities are for ages 15 and up.
*links correct as of October 27, 2020