Get Involved

There are many ways that you can Make the Michigan Difference.  Get Involved!

Volunteering at the UMHS Friends Gift Shops:

If you have a smile for everyone, like to meet interesting people and are fulfilled by helping others, become a Friends volunteer and work at one of our U-M Gift Shops. We offer flexible hours, scheduling and Free Parking, as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients, families, visitors and staff.  Our Gift Shops are always looking for volunteers. Act now!

If you have questions or would like an application to volunteer at the UMHS Friends Gift Shops, please contact 734-615-6147 or email

Joining our Advisory Board of Directors:

Your voice is important.  If you are a member of the community and would like to give back, consider serving on the UMHS Friends Gift Shops Advisory Board of Directors.  Help us sustain our mission: to promote health, wellness and education in our community.

Friends is board-governed, volunteer-staffed, non-profit community organization that administers and manages four Health System Gift Shops. The revenue generated from these shops provide funds for patient programs and educational projects...If you would enjoy supporting patient programs and health education...if you care about helping people when they need you could be our kind of Friend:  We meet on average 6 times a year in conjunction with 2 annual luncheons (Spring and Fall).   

If you would like to join or have any questions about joining the Friends Advisory Board.  Please contact our Friends Board Office at or 734-615-6147.  

Become a Friend Donor

If you don’t have time to volunteer, but still want to support U-M patient programs and health education, become a Friends donor.

or fill out this mail in form (PDF) and mail it to the address on the form.

Getting involved includes:

  • Invitations to luncheons where you can meet and mingle with "Friends" such as the volunteers, Friends Board, and other donors, and have the opportunity to hear from engaging speakers.
  • A annual newsletter that keeps you informed about how the donated dollars are contributing to the mission of Friends.

If you have questions about becoming a donor, please contact the Friends Board Office at 734-615-6147.

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