Visit with a Purpose

We are proud to connect groups of volunteers to one-time project-based volunteer activities in the five-county area. If you are a representative of a group interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here. To have your service project coordinated through United Way of Northwest Michigan, please expect to pay $10 per volunteer*.

Projects are available with the following non-profit organizations:
United Way of Northwest Michigan
TART Trails
-Trail Clean-ups
Inland Seas Education Association
Alliance for the Great Lakes
-Beach Clean-ups
Great Lakes Children’s Museum
-Window Mural Preparation
-Craft Preparation
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
-Invasive Species Removal
…and more! Please indicate whether you have an organization preference in your group description. We will try our best to place you with the organization you’re interested in working with, but please allow for some flexibility in placement.

*United Way of Northwest Michigan partners with over 200 area non-profits that provide integral services to the five county community. In order to assist these non-profits and ensure the proper funding they need to achieve their missions, United Way requires your support. This donation flows through United Way to the non-profit that you choose to volunteer with to purchase materials for the job at hand. Funding is currently the biggest barrier to engaging volunteers while providing meaningful work for these non-profits. You can deepen the impact that you will have on the lives of our clients by raising funds as you plan your volunteer trip.