How You Can Help in Southeast Michigan


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Welcome to Volunteering in Southeast Michigan


We want to help you make a difference! Our goal is to provide meaningful involvement for new volunteers and to deepen and expand the engagement of existing volunteers.
Watch for volunteer opportunities with the Southeast Michigan American Heart Association. 

 

 
Events in your Area

Tweddle Group is having two health and wellness fairs on September 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 34000 Mound Road in Sterling Heights, MI and September 21st at 24700 Maplehurst Drive in Clinton Township. If interested, please contact Whitney Coleman at whitney.coleman@heart.org.

Carhartt is having a health fair on Wednesday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5800 Mercury Drive in Dearborn, MI. If interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole Berg at nicole.berg@heart.org.
 
Bosch is having two health fairs on Wednesday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 38000 Hills Tech Drive in Farmington Hills, MI and Tuesday, September 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 15000 Haggerty in Plymouth, MI. If interested in volunteering, please contact Annie Hill at annie.hill@heart.org.
 
Be Active·Eat Right Healthy Taylor is having Turn off the Violence: Turn on Health, Partnering with Taylor Rotary on Thursday, September 21st from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park: Sheridan Pavilion 12111 Pardee Road in Taylor, MI. If interested in volunteering, please contact Whitney Coleman at whitney.coleman@heart.org.
 
The Detroit Public Library is having a Staff Development Day on Wednesday, October 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The theme is "Health and Wellness." If interested in volunteering, please contact Whitney Coleman at whitney.coleman@heart.org.
 
ZF TRW is having a health fair on Thursday, October 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 12001 Tech Center Drive in Livonia, MI. If interested in volunteering, please contact Whitney Coleman at whitney.coleman@heart.org.
 
Magna Seating Engineering is having a wellness fair on Thursday, October 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 30020 Cabot Drive in Novi, MI.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Whitney Coleman at  whitney.coleman@heart.org.
 
Freg is having two health fairs on Tuesday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 34975 W 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, MI and October 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 26711 Northwestern Hwy in Southfield, MI. If interested in volunteering, please contact Whitney Coleman at whitney.coleman@heart.org.
 
Magna is having a benefits fair in Troy, MI on Thursday, October 19th from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole Berg at nicole.berg@heart.org.
 
Volunteers Needed!!

The annual Taste of Southfield event presented by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is one of Southfield's premier events. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, October 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Center Atrium in Southfield, MI. This year the American Heart Association will be the non-profit organization that has been selected to receive a portion of the event's proceeds.

We are looking for 8-10 volunteers are needed from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday to help in various areas. If interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn Barrack at dawn.barrack@heart.org.




Volunteer Orientation Flyer (PDF)
 
SAVE THE DATE: Other Volunteer Orientations
  • November 2, 2017 featuring a Holiday Simple Cooking with Heart Demonstration 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • February 8, 2018 featuring Hands-Only CPR Training 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • April 12, 2018 featuring a Simple Cooking with Heart Demonstration
    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
     

How To Become A Volunteer

Steps to Volunteering (PDF)

Volunteer Handbook (PDF)

About the Go Red Passion Committee (PDF)



 
Take a look at what’s happening this month (PDF)


Ongoing Opportunities

Go Red Passion Committee

How volunteers make a difference:  Serve as the face of Go Red For Women® in metro Detroit through events and activities that create awareness of women and heart disease throughout the community.

  • Go Red Opportunities:
  • Support heart survivors
  • Push for heart-healthy legislation
  • Coordinate our fall Premiere Party
  • Get companies to Go Red in February
  • Educate Macy’s employees
  • Help coordinate the Red Dress Tour
  • Gather items for our auctions
  • Talk us up in your online networks
  • Passion Committee:      Engagement Description

How volunteers make a difference:  Serve as the face of Go Red For Women® in metro Detroit through events and activities that create awareness of women and heart disease throughout the community.

  • Go Red Opportunities:
  • Support heart survivors
  • Push for heart-healthy legislation
  • Coordinate our fall Premiere Party
  • Get companies to Go Red in February
  • Educate Macy’s employees
  • Help coordinate the Red Dress Tour
  • Gather items for our auctions
  • Talk us up in your online networks
  • Passion Committee:      Engagement Description

How volunteers make a difference:  Help ensure that our lawmakers put heart disease and stroke at the top of their agenda.

  • Face-to-face meeting with lawmakers, attend a state or federal Lobby Day 
  • Serve as a media spokesperson for an issue
  • Submit a Latter -to-the-Editor
  • Recruit fellow You're the Cure advocates
  • Serve as an issue expert
  • Make calls to lawmakers
  • Attend an advocacy training
  • Online advocacy opportunities: Log on to www.yourethecure.org to receive emails about policy decisions that affect healthy living.  Once you join, you can also submit your personal heart story to be featured on the site.

Wellness opportunities for your workplace

The American Heart Association’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit was created to help organizations improve their food environment and promote a culture of health. In addition to specific guidance and nutrition standards for beverages, snacks and meals, topics addressed in the toolkit include healthy eating, creating a culture of health, how leadership and management can be involved, special events, meetings, vending machines, healthier cooking methods, resources and links, and a glossary of terms. Visit www.heart.org/foodwhereur to download your copy.

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offer a complete suite of evidence-based tools to help you and your employees get the most out of your workplace health program. The AHA’s continuous quality improvement program will help you assess the comprehensiveness of your programs and supporting workplace environment, consult expert resources on strategies for improvement, implement programs that engage employees and track progress toward ideal heart health and recognize your achievement through awards.

Check. Change. Control. is an American Heart Association blood pressure program designed to eliminate high blood pressure as a health disparity among Americans. Its evidence-based success focuses on the practice of self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home or outside of the healthcare provider office setting.
For more information about any of our workplace opportunities, contact Stefanie Worth at 248.936.5832 or Stefanie.Worth@heart.org



 

Southeast Michigan Volunteer In Action