Volunteers Needed!

Whether you're a military veteran, have a son or daughter in the service, or simply just retired from your day job and live in the Detroit area, please consider volunteering at the Freedom Center Military Lounges in the McNamara and now the North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Our great volunteers have hosted over 200,000 members of the military and their families since our first lounge opened over four years ago. Our lounges are open 365 days a year. As both lounges are inside TSA security, (Gate A43 in the McNamara Terminal and Gate D17 in the North Terminal,) all volunteers need to be badged by the Wayne County Airport Authority, hence we need volunteers who can assist on a weekly basis for a four hour shift.

Many of our volunteers have been with us since our opening in November 2011 and tremendously enjoy assisting our service men and women during their travels. Read their stories in our annual report. If you would like to be part of our team, you can find out how to apply by clicking this link.


To The Michigan Freedom Center

Freedom Center is a unique, privately funded hospitality center for members of our Armed Forces traveling through Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). Located close to the center of the McNamara Terminal, near Delta’s Gate A43, we are open every day of the year. We also operate two satellite Freedom Centers. One in Troy, Michigan and one in Lansing, Michigan MEPS Centers. These facilities support enlistees and their families during the enlistment and swearing-in process.

Normal operating hours are 6:00 am until nearly midnight. However, as needed, we staff the facility around the clock to accommodate folks who have experienced weather delays, canceled flights or missed connections. Continue…

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The Center

Freedom Center is located in DTW’s McNamara (Delta Air Lines) Terminal, adjacent to Gate A43. It is only steps away from the terminal’s center fountain. Freedom Center’s location is noted on all airport maps.

Freedom Center offers an oasis in this busy terminal. Our lounge area has a comfortable couch, two love seats, two recliners, as well as a children’s play area and a set of triple bunk
beds and more…


Some of the amenities available to you at The Freedom Center include beverages, snacks, a microwave, internet access, books, games, cards, bunk beds, pillows, DVD checkout and more…


Freedom Center at DTW offers a variety of services to meet the special travel needs of in-transit military personnel and their families.

Mission Statement

Serving those who serve us…

Our mission is to provide a world-class reception and hospitality center for military personnel at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Our goal is to provide a relaxed, home-like atmosphere that embraces and meets the needs of traveling service members and their families. This facility is supported and staffed by individual volunteers and organizations from surrounding communities and the airport. Our doors are open to individuals on active duty, National Guard members, Reservists, and service academy cadets. We also welcome military dependents, retirees and, space permitting, all veterans.
The Freedom Center


How You Can Volunteer…

Meeting the needs of our guests is the sole purpose of the Freedom Center. Everyday our volunteer staff members step up to meet that challenge. We’re always looking for dedicated, reliable, and talented individuals to join our team. Some volunteers work weekly shifts on-site greeting guests and assisting with their needs as they travel; others work remotely providing various other services and support. We are particularly in need of volunteers who are able to work between midnight and 6 A.M. to assist our overnight guests.

If you are interested in being part of the Freedom Center team, our online application is available by clicking here. If you have additional questions please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 734-494-0294.