You Can Help

Build a More Equitable Future!

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

All new and returning volunteers are invited to complete a new Volunteer Application to get started. Thank you!

Out-Of-School Programs

Work with CAN staff and interns to partner with teachers and families, ensuring students (K-12) have access to the tools, resources, and other supports they need to become successful, self-supporting adults. Volunteers can help both virtually and through safe, in-person activities.

Commitment: Monday-Thursday, throughout the day (times and level of commitment will vary by site and need).

Food Programs

Bryant Market

Sign up to volunteer for ~2 hours 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.

 

Slots available:

Monday & Tuesday: 10am-3pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 8:45am-3pm

Friday: 10am-2pm

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 new and returning volunteers are invited to complete a new Volunteer Application to get started. Thank you!

**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

Register for CAN programs and find Washtenaw County Resources

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

Tax ID Number: 38-2792610