Our volunteers fill 80 shifts per week across 4 centers focused upon 1 mission - serving those who serve us.
Volunteer responsibilities include: greeting guests; stocking beverages and snacks; ensuring that the lounge is kept clean and neat; changing bedding after use by guests (McNamara only); receiving and logging (and sometimes picking up within the airport) in-kind donations; accepting deliveries; assisting guests with various travel needs as situations occur; and opening and closing duties depending on shift times.
Most important duties of all, though, are pretty simple - smile and express appreciation for the sacrifice of our guests and their family members on behalf of our freedom.
Volunteers choose their schedules and location. Some volunteers work a consistent weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule. Others choose to “float” and sign up for open shifts as they become available. Volunteers can also have a set schedule and add on additional shift coverage.
DTW volunteers serve at either the McNamara or North Terminal Freedom Centers. Five 4 hour shifts are available every day. Opening shift starts at 0600 hrs daily. Closing shift shuts down center at 2200 hrs daily. Free parking and airport shuttle made available to volunteers in employee parking lot. DTW volunteers are also able to volunteer in support of Care Team duties when a fallen hero is welcomed home.
DTW volunteers are asked to fill 3 shifts per month as a minimum due to limits on the number of badges available in the secure airport environment.
Troy volunteers serve at the Detroit MEPS located at 1772 Kirts Blv in Troy, MI. Two 4 hour shifts are available from 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs Monday through Friday. The Troy MEPS center is closed on weekends.
Lansing MEPS volunteers serve at the Lansing MEPS located at E. Jolly Road in Lansing, MI. One 5 hour shift is available from 0800 hrs to 1300 hrs Monday through Friday. The Lansing MEPS center is closed on weekends.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at various events. Whether it is our anntual golf outing, community events such as Delta's annual Relay for Life event with the American Cancer Society, or Detroit's Veterans Day Parade, there are plenty of opportunities to serve those who serve us outside of our standard center-based assignments.
If you're having issues filling out our online applications you can download it via the button below. Once completed, you can submit your completed paper application the following ways:
Mail: Michigan Freedom Center
7205 Sterling Ponds Ct.
Sterling Hgts., MI 48312