Volunteers build book boxes, pack reading kits during National Volunteer Week

Volunteers build book boxes, pack reading kits during National Volunteer Week

Nine-year-old Isabella Helzer coats her wooden crate with a custom blend of purple and blue — two of her favorite colors. She steps back to...

April 16, 2019

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5 ways to impact early childhood education as a volunteer this spring

5 ways to impact early childhood education as a volunteer this spring

As daylight extends and snow-covered lawns give way to peeks of green, it’s becoming clear that spring is near. And while warmer temperatures may not...

March 15, 2019

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Build literacy with United Way this National Volunteer Week

Build literacy with United Way this National Volunteer Week

This April, United Way for Southeastern Michigan is celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 7-13) with a community project that aims to build childhood literacy and...

March 12, 2019

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Volunteer Spotlight: Deloitte makes an impact on Metro Detroit through giving, volunteering

Volunteer Spotlight: Deloitte makes an impact on Metro Detroit through giving, volunteering

For some corporations, giving back is a part of what they do. For Deloitte— a United Way for Southeastern Michigan supporter for nearly 30 years...

February 25, 2019

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Volunteer spotlight: Tax preparers help Metro Detroit families keep more of what they earn

Volunteer spotlight: Tax preparers help Metro Detroit families keep more of what they earn

In the 13 years that Lew Elbert has been a volunteer tax preparer, he’s met hundreds of taxpayers and seen just as many W-2 forms....

January 29, 2019

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5 ways to volunteer and help families this winter

5 ways to volunteer and help families this winter

The decorations are down and the holiday festivities have ended. This can only mean one thing: The start of a new year, and with it,...

January 4, 2019

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Volunteer spotlight: Federal Reserve Bank makes a commitment to giving back

Volunteer spotlight: Federal Reserve Bank makes a commitment to giving back

Volunteering can be addictive. Just ask Wendy Brock. Wendy, a cash operations specialist with Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch, began volunteering with her...

December 19, 2018

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A new holiday volunteer tradition: Adopt a family this season

A new holiday volunteer tradition: Adopt a family this season

Baking cookies. Decorating the house. Singing songs. Everyone has their favorite holiday traditions. For Shelly Rubenfire, it’s giving back to families in need.  Every year, Shelly adopts...

December 5, 2018

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Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Zaman International

Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Zaman International

How we spend our time says a lot about what’s important to us—from visits with friends and family to hours spent on a project or...

November 15, 2018

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Volunteer Spotlight: EY Detroit staff give 1,300 hours for annual Connect Day

Volunteer Spotlight: EY Detroit staff give 1,300 hours for annual Connect Day

Will Love begins his day surrounded by clothing and shoes. One by one, he arranges the items by size – suit jackets to the left, button-down shirts...

October 26, 2018

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