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Outlier Media | Want to find volunteering opportunities in Detroit? Here’s how

March 14, 2024

Want to find volunteering opportunities in Detroit? Here’s how

Where to look and everything to know before you apply for an opportunity

by SaMya Overal | March 14, 2024

There are thousands of organizations in the Detroit area that rely on volunteers to help them. They come in all sizes and have different missions.

Tammy Pitts of the Michigan Nonprofit Association said many older volunteers stopped participating at the start of the pandemic because older adults are more at risk of contracting COVID-19. But whether because people got out of the habit of volunteering or something else, Pitts said the numbers haven’t rebounded.

But the need for volunteers continues to increase.

“Nonprofits serve as the backbone of communities across Michigan,” Pitts said. “Volunteers are the lifeblood.”

Volunteering doesn’t just work for nonprofits: There is plenty of evidence that volunteering helps people stay connected, teaches us skills and improves mental and physical health.

Interested in volunteering in Detroit? Here are some things you should know.

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Original Article: https://outliermedia.org/detroit-volunteer-guide-opportunities-how-where/

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