Community Partnerships, Service Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities

Red Cross Seeks Volunteers

The Red Cross is one of the lead coordination agencies responding to the crisis. The Red Cross needs 100+ volunteers to take half-day or full-day shifts to manage the following activities:

  1. Water distribution to affected neighborhoods (high need!)
  2. Food bank workers
  3. Data entry techs
  4. Warehouse logistics - checking in inventory as it comes in.
  5. Assembly of water testing kits - intermittent and sporadic

These volunteer positions are available 7 days a week, 8am to 5pm. Volunteers should be able to lift and move 40 - 50 pounds. Much of the work will be at their Operation Center at 1401 S. Grand Traverse, Flint. For details, contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Victoria Fryer: Victoria.fryer@redcross.org


Student Efforts

An interdisciplinary, interdepartmental SPH Student Collaborative is being formed with the intent to work with, and in service of, Flint communities without overwhelming or burdening local community organizations. This collaborative is intended to work in coordination with, rather than separate from, ongoing faculty and staff task forces. To learn more, please fill out this when2meet

To find our more about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form. Please note volunteers are needed daily.


Past Opportunities

From the SPH Office of Public Health Practice, Jan. 27, 2016:

The American Red Cross is one of the lead coordination agencies responding to the Flint water crisis. SPH students are volunteering this weekend and next weekend.
We are still looking for about 15 volunteers for next Sunday, February 7, 9am-1pm. Volunteers will either assist in water distribution in the field, while others may be working in the office. Well over 100 SPH students from all 6 departments have signed up for volunteer service on January 30, 31, and Feb. 6 and 7. 

Fill a Truck for Flint

Water donations from the SPH community

The U-M Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center collected more than 10,000 bottles and jugs of water during the week of Jan. 18-22. 

 

The U-M Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center collected more than 10,000 bottles and jugs of water during the week of Jan. 18-22. The water will be delivered to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint for distribution. THANK YOU to all who contributed! The generous response was overwhelming.