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Volunteering

Connect2Community is the University of Michigan’s volunteer website, managed by the Ginsberg Center in collaboration with the United Way of Washtenaw County.

The University of Michigan Retiree Association has a user group on Connect2Community, meaning that community partners who post on the portal can designate their volunteer opportunity to appear for only UMRA volunteers if desired. UMRA volunteers have access to all volunteer opportunities

Looking to Volunteer?

As a member of UMRA, you can use Connect2Community to find service opportunities that match your interests and skills. Search through over 300 opportunities by using filters like interest, phrase, or community partner. You can then respond to the volunteer opportunity of interest through the website!

Signing up is a one time process. When you sign up, using your University of Michigan uniqname and associated password, you will automatically be added to UMRA’s User Group, allowing you to view volunteer opportunities available to all registered volunteers as well as those exclusively available to UMRA members. The sign up process also allows you to pre-define (filter) the causes and areas of interest where you would like to volunteer your time or services. After you click “SIGN UP” below, choose  the button that reads “STUDENTS/STAFF/FACULTY LOGIN HERE”.

Already registered? Login and Search for Opportunities

Step 1: 

LOGIN to track your volunteer hours and see designated UMRA opportunities.

For help:

How to Join the UMRA User Group and How to Find and Respond to an Opportunity. (Download PDF)

Are you an Organization looking for UMRA Volunteers?

Community partners from across Southeast Michigan can post a variety of service opportunities on Connect2Community that range from one-time to long-term commitments. UMRA members, along with students and other U-M affiliates, use this site to find and sign-up for volunteer opportunities. It’s quick, easy and free to post your volunteer opportunities on the Connect2Community website that will display to all registered volunteers, including UMRA members!

Step 1:

Sign Up Your Community Partner. Once your request is reviewed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to manage your profile.

Step 2:

Already registered?

Log into your Agency’s account and click on the “My Community Partner” tab at the top of the screen to navigate to your Dashboard.

Click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab and then “Add New Volunteer Opportunity.”

For help:

How to Post a Volunteer Opportunity for a User Group. (Download PDF)

Questions?

Not sure how to get started? Look over the  Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the basic features.

Review the quick guide on How to Search for opportunities.

For UMRA members, see How to Join the UMRA User Group and How to Find and Respond to an Opportunity. (Download PDF)

For an Organization looking for UMRA volunteers, see How to Post a Volunteer Opportunity for a User Group. (Download PDF)

Do you have general questions? Contact the Ginsberg Center at community-engagement@umich.edu