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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. 

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


 







March is Nutrition Month

Nutrition is a key, evidence-based part of our work at the American Heart Association to reduce the grip of cardiovascular disease on our nation, and is one of our Life's Simple 7 (eat better). Some of our influence in this space is well-known to consumers, like the Heart-Check mark, and some is behind the scenes, like our advocacy with food supply influencers. While vast, our nutrition initiatives have a common thread: meet people where they are to help them eat smart and be Healthy For Good!

Recipes and other practical information at your fingertips to help you eat smart during National Nutrition Month and year-round, join Healthy For Good! 
 

Events in your Area
Saturday, April 7thHope UMC is having a health fair on Saturday, April 7th from 10am-1pm at Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, MI. A volunteer is needed to represent the AHA and staff a table with heart health information. If interested, please contact Whitney Coleman, Stefanie.worth@heart.org.
Wednesday, April 18th Comerica Bank is having their annual Wellness Expo on Wednesday, April 18th from 11am-2pm and 6pm-8pm at their Livonia Operations Center. You will need to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the event for security check-in and set-up. If you're interested in representing the AHA at one or both shifts, please contact Tanisha.gitchuway@heart.org.
Saturday, April 28thS.A.V.E. T.H.E.M. is having their 6th Annual Youth Step Show and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, April 28th from 12pm-3pm at the Medicine and Community Health at Cody in Detroit, MI. A volunteer is needed to represent the AHA and staff a table with heart health information. If interested, please contact Stefanie.worth@heart.org.
Butzel Long is having their 13th Annual Wellness Expo on Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th from 10am-2pm in Detroit and Bloomfield Hills, MI. Volunteers are needed to represent the AHA and staff a table with heart health information. If interested, please contact Tanisha.gitchuway@heart.org.

 Other Volunteer Opportunities

Our Heart Walk team is looking for enthusiastic and hands-on volunteers for our 2018 Metro Detroit Heart Walk on May 12th at Wayne State University. Volunteers are needed the day before for set-up, Friday, May 11th 10AM - 3PM and the day of, Saturday, May 12th 7AM - 12:30 PM for route team and festival grounds team. Please note, if you are volunteering for the day of Heart Walk, you must be comfortable standing for long periods of time and have high energy engaging with others. If interested in volunteering, please contact Tanisha.gitchuway@heart.org
More information and to sign up.

Our Community Health team is in need of 10 volunteers for our 2018 Solutions Summit: Healthy Food For Every Body on March 23rd. Roles include set-up, registration, speaker liaisons, greeters, along with other supporting roles throughout the day. If interested, please contact whitney.coleman@heart.org or Stefanie.worth@heart.org
 
C
heck. Change. Control Webinar Empowerment Series

 
Join us for 4 interactive, informative and fun webinars and 2 in-person ZUMBA classes. 

Information and Registration (PDF)

 
 

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