How You Can Help in Southeast Michigan

 

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.

2014 Volunteer Recognition Night - Thursday, September 25, 6 - 8pm
The Emerald Room at Farina's Banquet Center
Reservations required.  RSVP now!              Download the Volunteer Recognition Night invitation for more details.


UPCOMING EVENTS (One-day opportunities)


INTERMITTENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Office help
    Provide in-office clerical and administrative help to our staff.
     
  • Health Fairs
  • Staff our display tables and exhibits at events throughout the year. Shifts generally range from 3-4 hours.


Take a look at all of our local volunteer opportunities. (Feel free to share!)            
     
 
  

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    

          
MY HEART. MY LIFE. TEAM

How volunteers make a difference:  It's all about improving cardiovascular health and preventing stroke by eating better and getting active.
  • Work with our NFL Play 60 program in schools
  • Get involved with National Eating Healthy Day (November) and  National Walking Day (April)
  • Help plan the Detroit Heart Walk.

    My Heart. My Life Team Description  (more detail)


ADVOCACY

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.