Volunteer for Circles

There are countless ways to get involved with Circles Washtenaw County! We need volunteers for many areas. If you would like to be a part of our vision to empower families and can volunteer your time and talents, please take a minute to complete the form below.

Volunteer for Circles

There are countless ways to get involved with Circles Washtenaw County! We need volunteers for many areas. If you would like to be a part of our vision to empower families and can volunteer your time and talents, please take a minute to complete the form below.

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Circle Allies are members of the community who want to create a supportive, befriending relationship with a low-income individual (aka Circle Leader) or family enrolled in the program. The Circle Allies support and learn from the Circle Leader as they work together toward accomplishing the Leader’s plan.

So what does a Circle Ally do?

Two-to-three Circle Allies are paired with a Circle Leader for 18 months, during which time an Ally will likely commit to 4-10 hours a month. In addition to attending a monthly goal meeting with their Circle Leader, an Ally may participate in a “Big View” meeting with other Circle Leaders and Allies and/or attend one or more of the weekly dinner meetings. As part of this relationship, a Circle Ally might critique a resume, network on behalf of the Circle Leader, provide a listening ear and/or simply provide direction and encouragement.

Interested?

Fill out a Volunteer Application  or contact the coordinator for more details:  Suzanne@FriendsInDeedMI.org.

 

If you enjoy organizing events and coordinating volunteers, join our Community & Hospitality Team! This team makes sure our weekly meetings and meals run smoothly.  Team members plan our weekly meals, schedule groups to prepare and serve food, and make sure there are volunteers to greet people at the door and make everyone feel welcome.

Interested?

If this kind of work appeals to you, be sure to check Community & Hospitality Team on your Volunteer Application or contact our Coach: Bonita@FriendsInDeedMI.org. We also need groups to prepare and serve our weekly meals! If your group is interested in volunteering several times per year, please Register Your Group Here! Or, for answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering your group for a Circles meal, click here FAQ.

If you like working with school-age kids, the Children’s Program may be for you. As a volunteer, you will volunteer two hours an evening on a regular basis to provide tutoring and homework help.

Interested?

Fill out a Volunteer Application or contact the Circles Coordinator for more details: Suzanne@FriendsInDeedMI.org.

We have several resource teams designed to help shape the program:

  • join the Recruitment Team and recruit others to work with us
  • join the Jobs and Education Team and help identify career and education resources
  • help fund the program as a member of the Fundraising Team
  • help bring about change in our community by joining the Advocacy & Awareness Team.

Interested?

Fill out a Volunteer Application and indicate your interest or contact the coordinator for more details:  Suzanne@FriendsInDeedMI.org.









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