Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the many different ways to volunteer with Project Healthy Schools (PHS).

One-Time Opportunities

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

  • Cafeteria taste tests
  • 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 sixth 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 lessons are taught in the Ann Arbor public middle schools twice a year.

  • Cycle 1: Mid-September – Mid-December, 11:37am – 12:02pm (Forsythe and Tappan)
  • Cycle 2: Mid-January - Early April, 11:39am – 12:04pm (Scarlett, Slauson, Clague)

A one-hour training is required so you feel confident and prepared.

Earn Course Credit!

Undergraduates at the University of Michigan can enroll in Sociology 225 to receive three credits for teaching in a middle school and helping with other PHS opportunities. See the winter 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 Public Health undergraduate students at the University of Michigan can enroll in Practical Projects (winter semester) and receive credit for teaching and helping with other PHS projects 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!