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Each year students choose to spend some time volunteering with the Spectrum Center in a variety of ways. 

Volunteers can: 

  • Be a part of the Programming Board
    • Spectrum Center Programming Board is a student organization and volunteer leadership opportunity, with graduate and undergraduate students selected through application and interview. The Programming Board plans their own LGBTQ+ events and support for all signature events including LGBTQ Welcome Festival, Trans Awareness Week, LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellness Week, and Lavender Graduation, among others. The application is separate from the volunteer form and is usually available at the beginning of the Fall and Winter semesters. Learn more and apply at spectrumcenter.umich.edu/article/programming-board
  • Volunteer with SAGE Detroit
    • SAGE Metro Detroit’s Friendly Caller Program seeks to increase social connections and reduce social isolation among LGBT older adults. The Friendly Caller Program matches LGBT older adults with friendly callers for weekly calls to share in life events, hobbies, interests and to check in on their well-being. All older adults face significant challenges as they age, including social isolation. For LGBT older adults this issue is compounded by years of legal discrimination and the generational social stigma faced by LGBT people in historic and contemporary society, creating serious concerns for health and longevity.
    • You can make a difference by: 1. Making a commitment to calling an older LGBT adult routinely (approximately 45 minutes of one or more phone calls a week) 2. Completing a Friendly Caller Program application  3. Attending an orientation session. 4. Contacting the Friendly Caller Program Coordinator by phone or email if any questions or concerns arise. The program is flexible and can work around both work and school schedules. Please note that our need for volunteers changes throughout the year so be patient while we find your perfect match. Please contact the FCP Coordinator, Shawn Force to get started. [email protected] or 313-473-0863

Volunteers are a huge part of our team, and we'd love to have you work with us!

Have any questions?

Contact us at [email protected].