Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different ways to volunteer with Project Healthy Schools (PHS). See what works for you!

One-Time Opportunities

We often need volunteers at almost all of our schools to help with a variety of events, including:

  • Health screenings
  • Field Days and 5K Runs
  • Health fairs
  • PHS kickoff events and more!

Volunteer with PHS!Weekly Opportunities

Sign up to teach PHS lessons once a week for 10 weeks to 6th graders in an Ann Arbor public middle school. The lessons are scripted and tailored to fit into a 25 minute time slot so volunteering can fit into your busy schedule.

View a sample lesson (pdf).

The 10 PHS activities are taught in all the Ann Arbor public middle schools twice a year.

  • Cycle 1: Mid September – Mid-December, 11:37am – 12:02pm (Ann Arbor schools)
  • Cycle 2: Mid-January- Early April, 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. and/or 11:37am – 12:02pm (Ann Arbor schools)

Training is provided so you feel confident and prepared.

Earn Course Credit!

Undergraduates at the University of Michigan can enroll in Sociology 389, section 208 to receive three credits for teaching in a middle school and helping with other Project Healthy Schools opportunities. See the LS&A course guide for more information.

School of Public Health graduate students at the University of Michigan can enroll in Community Nutrition (fall semester) and receive credit for teaching PHS lessons in an Ann Arbor Public School.

School of Kinesiology undergraduate students at the University of Michigan can enroll in PHYS ED 301(winter semester) and receive credit for teaching PHS lessons in an Ann Arbor Public School.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone interested in making a difference in children's health.

  • Students, graduate or undergraduate
  • Parents
  • Community members
  • Health professionals

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is easy! Click here to become a Health Ambassador today!