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!
Project Description: To provide a safe route for children around Samuel Gompers Elementary-Middle School in the Brightmoor neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. Volunteers will be removing brush and blight, raking and bagging leaves, and performing other general landscaping chores.
Attire/Other Info: Please wear clothing suitable for working outdoors. Some materials will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, paper recycling bags, heavy duty contractor plastic bags, bow saws and loppers.
Event Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – noon.
Where: Gompers Elementary-Middle School is located at 14450 Burt Road, Detroit, 48223.
Parking: Plenty of parking available at the school and across the street at Brightmoor Community Center (14451 Burt Rd, Detroit, MI 48223)
Volunteers Needed: 50
Sign Up: atimetohelp.org
Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at email@example.com. A Time to Help operates in conjunction with SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.