Volunteer at Ruth Ellis

Volunteers play a critical role in supporting the youth and staff at Ruth Ellis Center. REC Volunteers work in the kitchen serving meals during Drop-In Center hours, helping with clerical tasks, or working in partnership with Ruth Ellis Center on specific projects to support facility improvements. Recognizing that every individual, group, or business offers a unique skill-set, please do not hesitate to share your ideas on how you might support the Center! For more information please visit our Volunteer Portal or contact us at volunteer@ruthelliscenter.org

  • Complete Volunteer Application. Please note that volunteers must be 18 years of age or older (some exceptions may apply) and REC will use the information provided on the volunteer application to run a background check. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator when application is received

  • Obtain Central Registry Clearance from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

  • Provide proof of recent TB Test (required annually for anyone spending 4 or more hours in direct contact with youth).

  • Register and attend an upcoming Quarterly Training.


    Looking for opportunities for employees or members of your community group/club to support the young people at Ruth Ellis Center? Project-based and skill-based opportunities are available.

    For more information regarding corporate or group volunteer opportunities please contact our Development Associate, I'Sha Schultz-Spradlin at isha.schultz@ruthelliscenter.org or (313) 365-3325