Our partners and volunteers are so important to us; and through our programs & initiatives, we accomplish a lot together for the city of Detroit and it's residents!


Hashtag lunchbag-Detroit

Our premiere and most popular initiative partner is #HashtagLunchbag, a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity in local communities by creating and using bagged lunches as vehicles of love for those in need. #HashtagLunchbag is a program under the Living Through Giving Foundation. Volunteer Detroit locally coordinates and organizes the #HashtagLunchbag Detroit chapter in our city.[...]Since the chapter's inception in 2014, this program has fed over 6,000 people facing hunger in Detroit, and has garnered support from over 1,000 volunteers. 

Project C.L.E.A.N: Community Longevity & Engagement Across Neighborhoods

Our neighborhood revitalization initiative, Project C.L.E.A.N was established to provide beautification efforts for Detroit’s most depleted and abandoned areas. With this initiative, Volunteer Detroit gives volunteers the opportunity to plunge themselves into neighborhoods. During the spring, summer, and fall, services provided may include: racking and trash cleanup. Whereas in the winter, services may include snow removal.

B.A.W.S.E: Black Achievers with Successful Envisions

Our youth engagement initiative, BAWSE aims to prepare Detroit’s youth for success; socially and academically. Volunteer Detroit works with various organizations and volunteers throughout the Metro-Detroit area to equip youth with resources focused around: financial literacy, college access & success, volunteerism & community involvement, and overall cultivation and development. 

Total Body Project

Total Body Project is our inaugural health and wellness initiative. This program will give Detroiters the opportunity to invest in their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness in safe spaces. Volunteer Detroit will provide monthly workout/fitness opportunities, healthy living resources, and resources for spiritual, mental, and emotional guidance.