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





 
 


American Heart Association's 2018 Solutions Summit
March 23, 2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
The Loft at Madison 


 

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