You Can Help

Build a More Equitable Future!

Your time, support, advocacy, and passion changes lives.

Food Programs

Bryant Market

Sign up to volunteer to package and hand out food and other items to members of the community. Due to the nature of the work, we request volunteers do not have any lifting restrictions. Volunteers can commit for any number of days.


Slots available:

Monday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am-1:30pm

While it's preferred to volunteer the entire time frame, there is flexibility for volunteers to help for 2-hour shifts within these time frames.

Arrowwood Hills Market

Sign up to volunteer from 8:45am-1pm the 2nd Friday of every month. Volunteers pre-bag and hand. out food and other items to members of the community. Due to the nature of the work, we request volunteers do not have any lifting restrictions.

Food & Meals for Students (Make A Meal)

Sign up to prepare or purchase individually packaged meals/snacks that can be handed to students throughout CAN's out-of-school programs.

Samples include: string cheese, yogurt, crackers and cheese, packaged fruit and vegetables, etc.

Hikone Garden Project

We are seeking a few volunteers with significant knowledge and experience in gardening, landscape, maintenance, non-toxic gardening pest control, or with the development of a gardening curriculum for Hikone's children and youth.

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 advocating about the incredible work CAN accomplishes within your communities!

Ways To Give

**All on-site volunteers are required to wear masks. If you do not have one, each CAN location has extra masks to provide to you.**

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One-Time Opportunities

CAN has a variety of opportunities for large group volunteers to support us on an ongoing or one-time basis, but these opportunities will vary based on need and time of year. Some regular options include cleaning community centers, landscaping, painting, etc.

Contact Paige Ampey (she, her, hers) to learn more about what opportunities CAN currently has available.

"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. 

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Staff & volunteer resources

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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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