The City of Detroit offers a variety of was to get involved. Take a look at the opportunities being offered below and sign up to Volunteer Now!
Featured Opportunity: Motor City Makeover
Join The City of Detroit as we hit the streets to clean up the D! On the first three weekends in May, we will mobilize thousands of volunteers to come together to makeover the Motor City! We’ll be cleaning up neighborhood parks, vacant homes and lots and much more.
Sign up for Motor City Makeover
Detroit Municipal ID Volunteer Taskforce
The City of Detroit is building a dedicated team of volunteers committed to:
- Assisting Program Coordinator as required in any out of office outreach and promotional efforts, including but not limited to door to door canvasing, on site ID card registration events and informational fairs
- Processing City ID Card applications
- Accurately performing on-line data entry
- Other duties as assigned
- Positive Attitude
- Customer Service Skills.
- Good work habits, honest, dependable, hardworking, and punctual
- Eager to learn
- Proficient at Microsoft Windows office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Flexible and able to adjust on short notice to work schedule requirements
- Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Arabic or other non-English language (ideal/not required)
- Team player
- Available 10 – 15 hours per week
- Education: A high school diploma or GED is required.
This is an unpaid position, however, this is a great opportunity to get involved in civic engagement and learn more about local government.
All interested candidates should send resumes to
To learn more about the Detroit ID visit
SisterFriends is a volunteer effort to support healthier moms and babies. SisterFriends provides support to pregnant moms and their families until their baby’s first birthday. SisterFriends is a community movement to create a circle of care around Detroit families. Visit
SisterFriends to learn more.
Parks and Recreation
The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 308 parks and 12 recreation facilities across every neighborhood in the city. Detroit's parks range from mini parks under 2 acres of land, to sprawling parks like Rouge Park, which covers more than 1,000 acres. Residents and visitors can take advantage of a number of park amenities including basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and football fields, ice skating rinks, swing and climbing sets, sledding hills and more.
Sign up to volunteer for Parks and Recreation
21st Annual Detroit Area Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 20th 2017 - Lake Frances, Palmer Park
(South side of the park between Woodward Ave & 3rd St)
Presented by Hook Line and Sinker & Detroit Parks & Recreation Department
FREE Fish-n-Fun Day: Youngsters 14 and under get hooked on fishing
Saturday, June 10 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DTE Energy / DNR Delray Pier
(located near W. Jefferson and Livernois, south of Historic Fort Wayne)
Detroit Parks & Rec Summer Camp
June 26 - August 18, 2017
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day Camp Day will be held August 4, 2017
(Early Bird Drop Off at 7:30 a.m. $25 weekly, advance payment required)
- Arts & Crafts
- Outdoor Adventure
- Fields Trips (additional fee may apply)
- Team Sports
Snow Team Volunteers
The City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods needs your help! We are looking for dedicated citizens to serve on the Detroit Volunteer Snow Team and help clear snow from front walkways/sidewalks and from driveways at the homes of seniors and residents with disabilities. Please note, to participate you may be asked to bring a shovel or other supplies, and provide your own transportation.
Sign up for City of Detroit Snow Team
Grow Detroit Young Talent
Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for 6 weeks, 20 hours per week, in July and August. Youth participants must be permanent residents of the City of Detroit and be eligible to work in the United States. In 2016, the Program employed 8,157 youth across the city of Detroit. For more information visit
Sign up for GDYT
Detroit PAL has teamed up with the Mayor's Office and Detroit public and charter schools to create a new youth soccer league. Volunteer coaches host weekly games during September through November. Volunteers also serve as team managers and event assistants.
Sign up for Goal Detroit
Homeland Security & Emergency Management:
The mission of the Detroit Citizen Corps Council (DCCC) is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
- Promote and strengthen the Citizen Corps programs at the community level, such as Volunteers in Police Service programs, CERT teams, Medical Reserve Corps units, and Neighborhood Watch groups
- Provide opportunities for special skills and interests
- Develop targeted outreach for the community, including special needs groups
- Provide opportunities of training in first aid and emergency preparedness
- Organize special projects and community events
- Encourage cooperation and collaboration among community leaders
- Capture smart practices and report accomplishments
- Create opportunities for all residents to participate.
For any additional information, contact Herb Simmons at (313) 596-1284.
Sign up to volunteer with the DCCC.
Medical Reserves Corps
Program strengthens communities by helping medical, public health and other volunteers offer their expertise throughout the year as well as during local emergencies and other times of community need. MRC volunteers work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs and also supplement existing community public health initiatives, such as outreach and prevention, immunization programs, blood drives, case management, care planning, and other efforts.
Sign up for Medical Reserves Corps.
Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS)
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a program to enhance the capacity of local law enforcement. VIPS serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. Funded by DOJ, VIPS is sponsored by the Detroit Police Department and represented by the Detroit Police Reserve Program.
Sign up for VIPS
Join the District 6 Board-Up Team!
Are you a resident in District 6 or a citizen looking to get more involved with civic engagement? Join the District 6 Board-Up team! If you have a few hours to dedicate on a Saturday to help create more secure and safe neighborhoods, sign up today.
Sign up for District 6 Board-Up Team
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