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 and/or Committees:

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 or Committees. 

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:  The Board and some Committees 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 and/or Committees. 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.

To learn more about UMHS Friends Gift Shops and receive eNewsletters Text ‘UMHSFRIENDS’ to 22828.
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