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.


September Project: LifeBUILDERS

September 13 |   9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

LifeBUILDERS, a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization, acquires houses in the Regent Park area to rehab in order to provide affordable housing.  As a result, the community is strengthened with individuals and  families committed to reside and take ownership in revitalizing the area affected by blight, crime and declining population through neighborhood activities that foster hope amongst residents.

Major tasks will focus on pruning/removing backyard overgrowth, pruning shrubs, scraping paint from garage walls, moving mulch piles to front of community garden, weeding at project house and adjacent yards.

Volunteers should bring work gloves and, if available, pruning tools for shrubs, tree branches, pruning saws, rakes, flat shovels, digging shovels, weeding tools.  Volunteers with professional level experience with chain saws must wear safety glasses.

Location:  LifeBUILDERS project house  |  16810 Bringard  |   Detroit, MI 48205   |    Map

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Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at time.to.help.email@gmail.com or 313-309-5800. A Time to Help operates in conjunction with SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

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