The MI Freedom Center can use a wide variety of volunteers to serve our wonderful active-duty military and well-deserving Veterans. Please review the options on this page and consider helping wherever you can.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer at the airport or for other options like committees, or helping hands at one-day events like the annual golf outing, can start by filling out the appropriate, short application below.
Most of our volunteers combine to fill a total of 70 shifts per week across our two centers located at Detroit Metro Airport, all while focused upon one mission, serving those who serve us.
Airport volunteer responsibilities include: greeting guests; stocking beverages and snacks; ensuring that the lounge is kept clean and neat; receiving and logging (and sometimes picking up within the airport) in-kind donations; accepting deliveries; assisting guests with various travel guidance 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/Delta, or North/Evans Terminal Freedom Centers.
Five 4-hour shifts are available 7 days per week, and overlap one hour on each end to make sure we are open as much as possible. If no one can cover a shift the doors are locked and closed to our guests, unfortunately.
Opening shift starts at 6:00 a.m. every day. Closing shift shuts down each center at 10:00 p.m. daily.
Free parking and airport shuttle is made available to volunteers in the airport employee parking lot. DTW volunteers are also able to volunteer in support of Care Team duties for families when their 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. A volunteer(s) could work back-to-back shifts in one day if you have a long ways to travel to the airport. Often times a couple, or friends, volunteer together to spend extra time together while helping others.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at various events. Whether it is our annual golf outing, or social/ community events, there are plenty of opportunities to serve those who serve us outside of our standard Detroit Metro Airport 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