How You Can Help in Southeast Michigan


Welcome to volunteering in Southeast Michigan!

We want to help you make a difference! Our goal is to provide meaningful involvement for new volunteers and to deepen and expand the engagement of existing volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities with the Southeast Michigan American Heart Association:

  • Detroit Heart Walk  Saturday, May 3rd at Ford Field in downtown Detroit    8am
    We need about 200 volunteers to help coordinate the activities for 12,000 participants.
  • Ann Arbor (Washtenaw County) Heart Walk  Saturday, May 10th at Eastern Michigan University
    Volunteers needed to coordinate logistics and help manage day-of activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS (One-day opportunities)
  • Office help
    Provide in-office clerical and administrative help to our staff.
  • Health Fairs
  • Staff our display tables and exhibits at events throughout the year. Shifts generally range from 3-4 hours.

Take a look at all of our local volunteer opportunities. (Feel free to share!)            



How volunteers make a difference:  Serve as the face of Go Red For Women® in metro Detroit through events and activities that create awareness of women and heart disease throughout the community.
  • Go Red Opportunities:
  • Support heart survivors
  • Push for heart-healthy legislation 
  • Coordinate our fall Premiere Party
  • Get companies to Go Red in February
  • Educate Macy’s employees
  • Help coordinate the Red Dress Tour
  • Gather items for our auctions
  • Talk us up in your online networks
  • Passion Committee:      Engagement Description    


How volunteers make a difference:  It's all about improving cardiovascular health and preventing stroke by eating better and getting active.
  • Work with our NFL Play 60 program in schools
  • Get involved with National Eating Healthy Day (November) and  National Walking Day (April)
  • Help plan the Detroit Heart Walk.

    My Heart. My Life Team Description  (more detail)


How volunteers make a difference:  Help ensure that our lawmakers put heart disease and stroke at the top of their agenda.
  • Face-to-face meeting with lawmakers, attend a state or federal Lobby Day 
  • Serve as a media spokesperson for an issue
  • Submit a Latter -to-the-Editor
  • Recruit fellow You're the Cure advocates
  • Serve as an issue expert
  • Make calls to lawmakers
  • Attend an advocacy training
  • Online advocacy opportunities:
    Log on to to receive emails about policy decisions that affect healthy living.  Once you join, you can also submit your personal heart story to be featured on the site.