A Time To Help was established in 1997 to galvanize Detroit volunteerism on a regular basis.

Under the umbrella of Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y Detroit charity, A Time to Help has now staged more than 150 monthly projects, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.

Albom and radio co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all projects. There are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.

To register as a volunteer with A Time to Help, click here, and create a volunteer profile. Monthly events are updated throughout the year. Check regularly to see if there is an event that interests you!

A Time to Help exists on volunteer energy and donations. All monies raised for A Time to Help is strictly used for the projects scheduled throughout the year, benefiting dozens of agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Detroit and metro-Detroit area.


A Time to Help Update – April 2016

A Time to Help Update – April 2016

By joining the tiny-house movement, Cass Community Social Services has found a unique way to help combat homelessness.

Nearly 20 A Time to Help volunteers — including S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and Ken Brown, Albom’s radio co-host — spent Saturday morning cleaning and prepping Cass Community’s main warehouse that will be used for construction of the nonprofit’s tiny home community expected to take root this summer….
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May 2016 Event Details Coming soon!

Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com. A Time to Help operates in conjunction with SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

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