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Volunteer

Share your time & talents

Help Build a More Equitable Future!

Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talents with CAN!
 
Our volunteer opportunities are based on the needs of each unique neighborhood. To learn more about each CAN Location, view their information pages from the dropdown menu above.
 
To help protect CAN neighborhoods, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19, CAN continues to practice increased safety precautions. All staff and volunteers are required to provide documentation of a full vaccination series (initial vaccination and any eligible boosters). Masks are also required to be worn. Click the following title to learn more about our COVID-19 Response Plan and Policies.
 
Please contact volunteers@canwashtenaw.org if you have any questions.

Summer Camp Mentor
This is a good fit for someone looking to be a strong role model for children in rising 1st-6th grades during our 6-week summer camps.

Summer camp mentors build meaningful, supportive relationships, help implement CAN's educational curriculum, encourage children's social-emotional skill development, and cultivate an environment honoring inclusions, flexibility, and collaboration. Mentors receive pre-volunteering training and ongoing support/check-ins from team members.

Commitment:

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours a week, consistent weekly schedule.

  • ​Summer camp operates Monday-Thursday, June 27-August 4. Mentors typically participate from 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

    • There is some flexibility, so please reach out to make sure we find the best fit.


All adults (18+) working with our children & youth will complete a background check.

Summer Camp Enrichment Group
There are some opportunities for groups to volunteer with children during summer camp. Please contact
volunteers@canwashtenaw.org to connect about your group interests and see if they are aligned with the program and students' interests/goals.

"I volunteered with the CAN summer program at Brick Elementary...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. 

Food Distribution Partner
This is a good fit for someone interested in supporting food security and family stabilization efforts. Food distribution partners help with unloading the food truck, inspecting and organization food, making bags of food, and distributing food to community members. Below are the times each site typically has volunteer opportunities for food distribution partners:

Arrowwood Hills- 2nd Friday of the month from 8:30am-12:30pm
Brick- Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm
Bryant- Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9am-12pm and/or 11am-2pm
Creekside Court- 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesday from 12:30pm-3pm
Green Baxter Court- Every other Wednesday from 12:3opm-3pm (from 5/4/22)
Hikone- Every other Wednesday from 12:30pm-3pm (from 5/11/22)

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Community Clean-Up Assistant
This is a good opportunity for individuals and groups who enjoy cleaning-up and beautifying neighborhoods. Community clean-ups are mostly outdoors and an opportunity to meet other service-oriented people to help your neighbors by assisting in the removal of trash and overall organization of sites. These are good one-time or monthly commitments.


No volunteer application needed- Sign up today!

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

Want to supoort the great work of CAN but not feeling like right now is the right time? Don't worry--there are other ways you can help!

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

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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!