Michigan NSO


If you have thought about changing your community by volunteering, there is no better time than now to explore your options.  We have listed below a few opportunities for individuals and groups to support NSO.  To see a full list of NSO volunteer opportunities click here

Volunteer Opportunities with NSO Corporate Affairs

NSO Corporate Affairs (CA) is responsible for fundraising, marketing and volunteers. NSO CA also provides support to NSO Units and Unit activities. 

In-House Printing and Event Prep

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., three to four hour shifts available

Volunteers willing to commit to one day a week for three to four hours are needed to assist with print material requests for promotional information, flyers and brochures, as requested by NSO units using the color copier, printer and scanner.  Other tasks include gathering designated print materials and assembling informaitonal packets, copying and scanning documents and assisting with event preparation.

Volunteer Opportunities at NSO Emergency Telephone Service/Suicide Prevention Center

NSO Emergency Telephone Service/Suicide Prevention Center (ETS/SPC) has provided free, 24-hour telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention and information and referral services since 1978.

Office Assistant

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, three to four hour shifts for one to two volunteers, per room, per shift

Volunteer will help to purge, organize and package ETS/SPC files in preparation for the Unit's move to the NSO Bell Building.

Volunteer Opportunities at NSO's Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center

NSO's Harper-Gratiot Multi Service Center (HGMSC) located on Detroit's Eastside provides comprehensive coordinated and accessible health and human service programs to the community in one convenient location.

HGMSC Front Desk Receptionist (Individuals)

Three to four hour shifts available:   Monday through Friday between 9am - 4pm (one volunteer/shift)
Friendly, organized and reliable volunteers are needed to assist as a Front Desk Receptionist at HGMSC.   Volunteers will answer the phone, and greet individuals in need of services and guests. Volunteers will notify appropriate staff and/or direct persons to the appropriate office within the building.  The ideal volunteer candidates would be able to make an ongoing commitment to work one or two days a week for four to six hours.

HGMSC General Office Support (Individuals)

Three to four hour shifts available:   Monday through Friday between 9am - 4pm (one volunteer/shift)
Volunteers with basic office skills are needed to assist at HGMSC. If you are looking to refresh your skills or are retired but want to stay busy we can use your help. Assisting with filing, copying, basic data entry and more will allow staff to provide more services to those in need of support.  The ideal volunteer candidates would be able to make an ongoing commitment to work one or two days a week for four to six hours.

Volunteer Opportunities at the NSO Bell Building

Monthly Birthday Celebration Hosts

Last week of the month - Mon-Wed-Fri - between 10am - 7pm; Sat - between 12pm - 5pm (one group per month)
Volunteer Groups are needed to host a Monthly Birthday Celebration at the NSO Bell Building for residents. Host groups would be responsible for providing an activity and cake and beverages for approximately 40 residents. Activities might include a DJ, Karaoke, Bingo, Movie, Craft Project, Game Night, etc. Residents whose birthdays take place during the month will be acknowledged.

Resources Needed: Refreshments for 40 (cake, beverage, paper goods, etc.) and group activity

Share your Talents, Knowledge & Skills (Individuals & Groups)

Mon-Wed-Fri - between 10am - 7pm; Sat - between 12pm - 5pm

Do you have talents, knowledge or skills you would like to share with NSO Bell residents by providing a one time workshop? 

Also needed: Movie Night Hosts and Group Activity Hosts

Contact Denise Figurski to discuss how you can help. 313-961-4890, ext. 1069 or dfigurski@nso-mi.org.

Volunteer Opportunities at NSO Life Choices

NSO Life Choices provides support for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their extended families. 

Greeter/Information Desk Volunteer at NSO Life Choices

Three-to-four hour shifts available: Monday through Friday Between 8:30am - 4:30pm (1 volunteer/shift)
Cheerful, pleasant and welcoming individuals are needed to serve as NSO LC Greeter/Information Desk Volunteer. The Greeter/Information Desk Volunteers welcome visitors, monitor the Medical Clinic waiting room and hallway, and provide directions, information and support to enhance the NSO LC support experience.  You can establish days, times and frequency of service.

Art Therapy Assistants at NSO Life Choices

Monday and Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (10-15 volunteers per shift)

Individuals and groups are needed to assist developmentally disabled adults in the NSO Art Therapy Class as they work on various arts and crafts projects.

Groups are welcome to bring snacks for participants and volunteers.

To volunteer, contact Denise Figurski at 313-961-4890 x 1069 or dfigurski@nso-mi.org.


Do you have an NSO story to share? Have you met an individual or family served by NSO that touched your heart? Did you have a great time volunteering?

Please let us know.  Send a quick email to: dfigurski@nso-mi.org.

For a full list of volunteer opportunities click here