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All Returning Volunteers

If you have been an active volunteer at UMHS within the past 2 years, you are considered a "Returning Volunteer" and you do not need to re-apply to continue volunteering. A "Grace Period" is available for you to schedule your placement and shift time with Volunteer Services.


Grace Period – The Grace Period is the special period of time set aside for all current and returning volunteers to make changes in their placement or schedule before new volunteers are placed. 

  • The Grace Period is offered 3 times per year, typically for a 3-week period before the new session begins (April, August, December).
  • During the Grace Period, current and returning volunteers must contact Volunteer Services to reschedule your shift and/or placement.
  • You may reschedule in person or by phone, or
  • If you know where/when you want to be placed, send an email detailing your preference for shift time and placement.

Grace Period Schedule:

Fall 2014

August 4 - 22, 2014

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Winter 2015
December 1 - 18, 2014
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spring/Summer 2015
April 1 - 17, 2015
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

College and Graduate Students are required to reschedule their placement with Volunteer Services for the upcoming session (semester/term) in order to continue volunteering.

Community Members/ UM Employees (non-students) remain in their scheduled placement indefinitely, unless or until you want to make a change. Changes to your schedule may be made during the Grace Period only.

High School Teens (Ages 16-18) who volunteered previously and have not yet started college must call to schedule an appointment during the Spring/Summer Grace Period. Teens are accepted Summers only, for the June through August session.


IMPORTANT! Once the Grace Period is over, we cannot guarantee a placement for you!

NOTE: Any volunteer who has been inactive more than 2 years must reapply. (See procedures for New Volunteers.)


Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department
L2616 Women’s                                                  
1500 E. Medical Center Drive                                          
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5237
734-936-4327  (office)
734-936-9423  (fax)