Volunteer Opportunities

CSSW is indebted to volunteers who donate their time and skills. Please take a look at the opportunities we have for you to make a difference.

Emergency Food Program

The Emergency Food program, located in the Northside Community Center in Ann Arbor, is seeking volunteers to help unload donations, stock shelves, set up and take down, help clients shop, carry food to cars, and do client intakes. Specific duties will vary based on what is needed on a given day. Suitable volunteer opportunity for anyone over age 16, with variable time commitment. Call: 734.662.4462.


RSVP has a wide range of volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older including serving in senior centers, food pantries, hospitals, veterans services programs, thrift shops, legal and/or tax assistance and more. For more information on current opportunities, please visit the RSVP page, or contact: Kandy Lazell, RSVP Director, by phone: 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or by email [email protected]

Senior Services Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Volunteer counselors meet with individuals needing assistance with any aspect of health insurance. Meetings may take place at the client’s home, at hospitals, or other settings. Volunteers are expected to contact clients within a week of accepting a referral and assist clients in organizing paperwork, filling out claim forms, filing Medicaid applications, understanding benefits in a variety of insurance products, and resolving problems. Volunteer must attend all training sessions before beginning work and are required to attend update meetings. We ask for a minimum one-year commitment. Individuals must follow all guidelines for volunteers through the state Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program. Please contact us by phone 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or by email [email protected].

Senior Services Volunteer Respite Program

Volunteers provide respite to caregivers by staying with the family member while the caregiver takes a break. Typically, volunteers spend form 2-4 hours a week offering companionship to an older adult. No direct care (hands on services such as bathing, feeding) is provided. Volunteers must have transportation as services are provided in-home.  Volunteers visit the same family each week and accommodations can be made for varying schedules and location preferences. Training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to go grocery shopping with clients. Please contact us by phone 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or by email [email protected].

Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) Family Advocate

CSSW is seeking volunteers during regular business hours (8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to staff the waiting room at the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) in Ypsilanti. The WCAC serves families dealing with child sexual abuse investigations, providing counseling and referral services. The primary task of volunteers is to stay with children in the waiting room, which is fully equipped with books and toys, while their parents meet with WCAC staff. Other duties include greeting and welcoming families, answering phones, light office work, and notifying staff when families arrive. All volunteers will be screened and trained prior to starting and are asked to commit to one four hour shift per week for at least four months. For more information, please call 734.544.2925 or email [email protected].

Don't see a service opportunity that interests you here? Visit www.volunteerwashtenaw.org to find other ways to serve in the community!