Volunteering with 826michigan is a powerful way to have an impact on your local community.
Our programs are designed to offer students and families consistent support in partnership with trained volunteers, so we typically only offer individual, long-term volunteer opportunities. However, there are still several ways for you and your team to get involved at 826michigan.
We can occasionally organize a volunteer opportunity for a group, especially if the group volunteer project is not student-centric. Opportunities like these are available sporadically so we can’t ensure that we’ll be ready with such a project when your group is ready to serve.
If you’d like to explore whether your circumstances would be a fit for this kind of service, please email Volunteer & Program Coordinator Eli Sparkman.
We accept a variety of in-kind contributions and are very grateful for your consideration. We are always accepting the following items and can promise to put them to good use right away:
- 11×17 white copy paper
- 8.5×11 copy paper, any color
- Card stock, any color
- Clorox or other disinfecting wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Bubble-lined shipping envelopes, any size
- First class postage stamps
- Gift cards to grocery stores
- Gift cards to local businesses
- Gift cards to office supply stores
- Pens and pencils
If you’d like to arrange a supply drive with your office and need to schedule a drop-off, please email Operations Director Kinyel Friday.
826michigan hosts several events throughout the calendar year. Show your support for 826michigan and the students we serve with an event sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of budget-friendly options.
826michigan relies on the generosity of corporate and community partners and friends to keep our writing and after-school educational programs free and open to all students in the communities we serve. Your organization can make a one-time or sustaining, monthly gift at 826michigan.org/support
If your company has a matching gift program, you can make twice the impact!