Get Involved

Be a friend

There are two ways to get involved with Friends — become a volunteer or become a donor. Can’t decide? Go for both!

Gift Shop Volunteer
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 and scheduling, as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients, families, visitors and staff.

Act now! Fill out this volunteer inquiry and fax or mail it to Friends. If you have questions about volunteering at the Gift Shops, please contact 734-936-5975.

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.