The U-M Depression Center welcomes volunteers to help us make a difference!

We are grateful for the support of dedicated and passionate volunteers who assist the Depression Center in many ways—by organizing fundraising and educational events, running the educational resource library (FDERC), individually assisting faculty and staff in their offices, or serving as advocates to raise awareness and understanding of depression, bipolar disorder, and related illnesses.

If you are interested in supporting the Depression Center with your talents, please consider one of the following opportunities:

Depression Center Community Volunteer Committee

The Depression Center Community Volunteer Committee is composed of members from Ann Arbor and surrounding communities who support the efforts of the U-M Depression Center. The Community Volunteers are instrumental in organizing fundraising events and educational activities that support the mission the Depression Center. The volunteer committee meets monthly and welcomes new members. Learn more…

Friends Depression Education Resource Center (FDERC)

Help organize and order materials, maintain our lending library collection, oversee the online catalogue, and most importantly, assist patients and family members with access to reliable information on depressive, bipolar and anxiety-related illnesses. For information on volunteering in the Resource Center, please contact U-M Health System Volunteer Services at 734-936-4327, extension 3.

University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) volunteers

The UMHS is always looking for dedicated and compassionate volunteers to fill a variety of roles in our hospitals and clinics. Please click here for more information.

We are very grateful for your interest and desire to help fulfill the mission of the U-M Depression Center. Please keep in mind that we cannot accommodate all requests for volunteering placement but will certainly do our best!