The following Safe Environments Requirements must be completed prior to volunteering with OLGC in many ministries.
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Open Door Ministries mission is not to just provide food to needy families, but to help them to be able to provide food for themselves. We do this through our food pantry, job bank, ODM Graduate School, and one on one counseling. This is a community wide effort to provide meaningful help to those in need.
All ages are welcome to join this community wide effort.
4301 South Lilley Road
Canton, MI 48188
If you are an individual wanting to volunteer, you don't have to call. Just come in and see either Steve Darr or Kevin Brooks. We distribute food every Thursday evening except for Thanksgiving day and the week between Christmas and New Years.
We love to have groups come and help! If you're part of a group, please call us at 734.397.1777 ext 2011 or email us at [email protected] so that we can better coordinate your visit to be meaningful for your group.
If you would like to drop off donations at Open Door Ministry you can do so on Tuesdays from 9:00am - 11:00am, Wednesdays from 9:00am - 2:00pm, or Thursdays from 1:00pm - 8:30pm.
On the 3rd Saturday of every month, Trinity holds a Food Pantry that feeds over 200 families from our local community. Discover more and be a part of the teams that unpack and distribute food, serve soup and love on families, help with registration, and so much more.
Visit their website to sign up for a Saturday morning to help pack and distribute food.
The mission of First Step is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes. You can read more about them at https://www.firststep-mi.org/ and download their Volunteer Catalog. You can also donate from their Wish List here.
Pregnancy Resource Centers are at the forefront of the pro-life movement in our Post-Roe country. But they need your help to keep their center running efficiently. AAA Pregnancy Center in Livonia has many opportunities including:
Go to their website to volunteer.
Vista Maria volunteers ignite possibility! Every year hundreds of people share their time, thoughtfulness, and talents with our residents—helping each young person heal and transform, showing them love and empowering each person’s own courageous path. Go to their Volunteer page to find out how you can make a difference in a young girl's life today!
Hope Clinic is an interdenominational Christian nonprofit organization, provides compassionate and practical help to those in need, ministering to the whole person with dignity and respect and is located in Ypsilanti. Hope Clinic offers free dental and medical services. They also offer free weekend meals, a food pantry, laundry services, fresh produce distribution, care and share closet, baby care and financial assistance.
Click here to volunteer at Hope Clinic.
Sanctum House provides a safe refuge for women survivors of human trafficking. They provide 24/7 housing, healthcare, dental care, education and so much more. They are in need of the following volunteers:
Visit their website to put your skills to work for good!
ANOTHER WAY PREGNANCY CENTER (AWPC) IS A NON-PROFIT WOMEN'S CARE ORGANIZATION
We exist so no woman or couple feels the need for abortion. Programs offered through our center focus on sexual integrity, fetal development, ultrasounds, parenting, adoption resources, material support, and opportunities for personal growth and restoration.
Volunteering at AWPC is an opportunity to care for those facing difficult pregnancy decisions as well as struggles in relationships, finances, physical health and spiritual well-being. All who work behind the scenes as well as those with direct client contact are vital to what we provide.
Material Goods Donations
Please call us at 248-471-5858 to schedule a drop-off.
Please bring only clean, safe items. Due to our limited space and limited boutique staff, we ask that all clothing is sorted by size.
You can donate items by visiting their website to view a list of items most in need.
General Boutique Needs:
Specific Client Needs:
OLGC has been responsible for staffing the Tuesday morning volunteers at Manna Meals for well over 20 years. This ministry prepares and serves sandwiches and soup for the homeless at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Detroit in an effort to provide fellowship for marginalized brothers and sisters.
Manna Meals meets once per week on Tuesday mornings at 6am in the OLGC parking lot to carpool downtown. Come join us by contacting Ann Schneider at (248) 767-0778 or email her at [email protected]
St. Aloysius in Detroit is in need of volunteers for any of the following:
To volunteer, visit their website.
SCCS is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the community, foremost among them the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
To volunteer, please call Patty H. at (810) 919-0591.
Located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit’s North End neighborhood, the Center for the Works of Mercy is the new home of Catholic Charities in Detroit. In collaboration with numerous community partners, the Center for the Works of Mercy puts love into action by offering multiple services under one roof that fulfill a person’s basic needs. These basic needs are the foundation of the corporal works of mercy.
For volunteer opportunities, click here: Clothing Volunteers- CWM
Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Pope Francis Center provides vital services to individuals experiencing homelessness. On an average day, we welcome nearly 200 guests and provide them with nutritious meals, showers, laundry, and access to doctors, dentists, lawyers, and housing providers through our free clinics. We've been serving Detroit’s most vulnerable citizens since 1990, and we’re committed to eradicating chronic homelessness in our city.
Sign up to Volunteer at the Pope Francis Center as an individual or with a group!