Large Group Volunteer Opportunities

Large groups that partner with CAN come in many shapes and sizes with a large range of interests and abilities. 


Some examples of ways large groups have partnered with CAN in the past include:

  • Working with CAN families to prepare community gardens for winter or spring and/or general landscaping around the community centers

  • Deep cleaning CAN community centers 

  • Painting community center walls (touch-ups or repainting entire rooms)

  • Community clean-up days/trash pick-up events

  • Collecting food for CAN's emergency food pantries

  • Collecting new school supplies for CAN students (to be passed out at the end of August Back-to-School BBQs)

  • Host an enrichment activity during summer or after-school programs (former activities have included educational meals/snacks, holiday parties, informational activities regarding safe use of over-the-counter medication, etc.)

  • Assisting with renovation or center updates (including furniture assembling or dissembling, which requires some mechanical/tool know-how)

  • Making and serving food at community center potlucks or through CAN's Make a Meal program


Our ability to host your group will depend on what type of opportunity the group is seeking,
how big the group is, and when the group is available. 

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CAN Mission Statement


Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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