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Fall 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

To protect our families and staff from COVID-19, CAN will have limited volunteer spots this Fall. 

Before applying, please view our COVID-19 Response Plan and Policies. 
Volunteers will be asked to share their vaccinated status and wear masks indoors.

To learn more about each CAN Location, view their information pages from the dropdown menu above.


After School Program Volunteer
Assist students K-12 with homework, reading, social-emotional support, and additional enrichment activities. Their goal is to build meaningful mentor relationships by attending at least once a week for the semester.
All adults (18+) working with our children & youth will complete a background check.

Monday-Thursday, hours vary by location (all between 3-6pm)

Food & Meals Volunteer
Assist with unloading the food truck, organizing/package groceries, coordinate with families to pick up or deliver meals.

Bryant Market, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-12pm
Arrowwood Hills Market, 2nd Friday of the month, 8:30am-12:30pm
Brick Pantry, Thursdays from 10am-12pm

Hikone Pantry, Wednesdays from 12:45pm-3pm
Creekside Pantry, 2nd/4th/5th Wednesday, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Green Baxter Court Pantry, Every other Wednesday (starting 9/8/21), 12:30pm-3pm


Please contact volunteers@canwashtenaw.org if you have any questions.

Other Ways to Give

Support CAN by providing a financial contribution, sign up to give while you shop, donate items or goods, become a corporate sponsor, or advocate about the incredible work CAN accomplishes within your communities!

"I volunteered with the CAN summer program at Brick Elementary [in 2018]...and that work basically saved me...everyone in those classrooms brightened my day and summer! ...I am forever grateful for the experience of working with CAN."

-Rachel L.

"One of my favorite aspects of the program is the (After School) program is the enthusiasm of the staff...and the energy the students bring every day." - Susan M.