There are countless ways to get involved with Circles Washtenaw County! If you would like to be a part of our vision to empower families and can volunteer your time and talents, apply now!
Walk alongside an individual or family as they work toward their goals of eliminating poverty from their lives.
Every week we depend on the generosity of volunteers to provide and serve a meal to our Circles group!
Join us for two hours on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm to support the youth with their goals and hopes for the future!
We have several resource teams designed to help support the success of the Circles program. These teams meet at different intervals throughout the year.
Meals can be prepared ahead of time and heated or cooked in the kitchen at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Groups can also choose to purchase a meal through local restaurants or catering options. We encourage volunteers to sit down and enjoy the meal with us!
The Circles Children’s Program offers programming for kids every Tuesday from 6-8pm. We encourage children’s program volunteers to join us for dinner at 6pm as a way to get to know the kids and their families better. The youth are divided into groups based on their ages. Each age group has a Lead Teacher and several support volunteers. Background checks are required for all teachers and volunteers in the youth program.
To learn more about becoming a Children’s Program volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer Application or contact the Circles staff to attend one of our upcoming Circles Information sessions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs and Education Team (JET) partners with Leaders and their Allies helping them to define and achieve their career and education goals. We frequently draw upon our team’s experience and networks to meet each Leader’s specific needs. If the cohort has common needs, our team develops targeted workshops or identifies experts to lead training. This team meets once a month via a zoom and tries to have a team member present at every Circle meeting. Members of the JET team are often knowledgeable in some of these areas:
Big View Team supports the Circles community through helping navigate, educate and advocate around many of the systemic barriers that hold people in poverty. The team meets twice a month virtually and attends Circles meetings every other month. Members of the Big View team can expect to be involved in:
Community Team ensures that the Circles community is fed every week! This team coordinates meals, volunteers, kitchen supervisors, and supplies. They also assist with special events like Family Nights and Circles graduation ceremonies. The team meets in person every other month. Kitchen Supervisors typically lead the kitchen duties once a month.
To join a resource team, fill out the volunteer application form below.
To learn more about joining one of these teams, please complete our Volunteer Application and attend one of our Circles Information sessions. To find the dates/times of upcoming sessions please email: email@example.com.