All Returning Volunteers

Returning volunteerIf you have been an active volunteer at Michigan Medicine within the past 2 years (includes Students, Community, and Teen volunteers), 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).

Current and returning volunteers (active within the past 2 years) must schedule an appointment with Volunteer Services to change your placement and/or your shift. Your appointment can be either in person or by phone.

Schedule Your Appointment


To schedule your Grace Period appointment to review your placement options and schedule your shift for the upcoming session, please click here.

Students: Please have your confirmed class schedule available for your appointment. We will also need your new address if it has changed.

Phone Appointments: Your Volunteer Coordinator will call you at the appointed time.

A listing of Volunteers Placement Opportunities can be found on our website.

Grace Period Appointments will be available as follows when the link opens:

Monday - Friday

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

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 schedule an appointment via the link above, under Schedule Your Appointment. 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.)