Help shape the future – Apply to volunteer with 826michigan today!

The FIRST STEP in your 826michigan journey is to fill out the volunteer application below!

Next Steps

Please allow at least two weeks to hear from us after you apply. We’ll follow up with these next steps:

Step Two:


Everyone’s favorite part! Just a few forms like program agreements and interest forms.

Step Three:


A very helpful two-hour session dealing with strategies for working with students.

Step Four:


You’re all set – all that’s left to do is use our volunteer calendar to let us know when you’ll be helping out.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • At least 18 years old and finished with high school (or equivalent)
  • For virtual programming: access to reliable Wi-Fi, and a computer, laptop, or tablet with Zoom
  • A passion for amplifying student voices
  • A desire to build healthy relationships and learning skills, and engage in mutual learning and collaboration
  • Consistency and reliability
  • Enthusiasm for affirming students’ identities, strengths, and imagination
  • Experience in (or willingness to learn about) working with students of color and anti-racist educational practices

Questions you may have

Do I have to be an expert in all school subjects to volunteer?

No. Volunteers are not expected to have all the answers. What’s most important is that you can work alongside students and collaborate in the learning process.

Do I have to be a professional writer to volunteer?

No. 826michigan believes everyone is a writer—students and grown-ups alike!


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