About Us

Volunteer Northwest Michigan: your source for volunteerism in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties.

ITW went to work, ridding a Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy trail of invasive species, during United Way's annual Day of Caring.

ITW went to work, ridding a Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy trail of invasive species, during United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

United Way of Northwest Michigan is dedicated to promoting volunteer opportunities in the five-county area. In order for this system to work, we need YOU.

Start with one hour!

Use the database to find opportunities in your area. Browse the database and complete your profile to help us connect you to the best opportunities for you.

Recruit new members!

Share opportunities with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Form a volunteer group to get out with friends and family. Those who volunteer together stay together!

Support your community!

Continue to schedule your volunteer time with us. Non-profit organizations throughout the region are dedicated to providing events, services, and opportunities to you. Why not give back?

It is our hope that this site provides quick and up-to-date information to volunteers and organizations throughout our region. If we’ve missed the mark, don’t hesitate to contact Michelle¬†at United Way.

Amanda Hilt reads to day campers during Day of Action in Alden.

Amanda Hilt reads to day campers during Day of Action in Alden.

We’ll Support You!

Becoming a volunteer is easy. Volunteer NWMI will connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in your community. Build a house. Tutor a child. Care for abandoned pets. Build hiking trails. Lead a volunteer group. Join a nonprofit Board.

Whether you are working, parenting, in school or retired, Volunteer NWMI and our partners offer you a variety of ways to get involved while meeting your schedule and interests. Volunteer for a one-time project. Volunteer for a few weeks. Volunteer after work or on the weekends. Volunteer alone, with family, friends or co-workers.

When you volunteer through us you join people from all backgrounds and experiences. You get a chance to explore issues that shape our community and develop your leadership and job skills. Get connected. Get more done. Have fun. You might even change the world!

In addition we also produce a monthly television show highlighting non-profit agencies in the five county area and the volunteers who serve them. To watch the current show, and past episodes, click here.