Friends Gift Shops employees pose for a photo
Get Involved with Friends Gift Shops

Make the Michigan Difference by joining the valued Michigan Medicine Friends Gift Shops team.

Volunteer at the Friends Gift Shops

If you have a smile for everyone, like to meet interesting people and are fulfilled by helping others, become a Friends volunteer and work at one of our Michigan Medicine Gift Shops. Our nonprofit Gift Shops are looking for volunteers to cashier or assist with merchandise in the stock room. No retail experience required.

We offer training, flexible hours, scheduling and free parking, as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients, families, visitors and staff.

The Friends Gift Shops team is made up of more than 60 volunteers and paid staff. Our volunteers generally work one 4-hour shift per week, but this is highly flexible according to your schedule.

Contact Us to Volunteer
Roger Lidgard
Customer Service Rep Lead
Phone: 734-936-5975

Join Our Advisory Board of Directors

Your voice is important. If you are a member of the community and would like to give back, consider serving on the Michigan Medicine Friends Gift Shops Advisory Board of Directors.

Friends is board-governed, volunteer-staffed, nonprofit community organization that administers and manages four Michigan Medicine Gift Shops. The revenue generated from these shops provides funds for patient programs and educational projects.

If you would enjoy supporting patient programs and health education, you could be our kind of Friend. Contact Waitzy Brown for more information.  

MM Friends Advisory Board: The Michigan Medicine Friends Advisory Board consists of approximately 15-20 members and meets on average, six times a year via Zoom for about 1½ hours during the months of July, September, November, January, March and May. Our last meeting of the fiscal year in May will be in conjunction with an Annual Meeting in the Spring.  

Note to Current U-M Employees: An application is not needed for current employees of U-M to join "only" the Michigan Medicine Friends Gift Shop Advisory Board.

Contact Us to Join the Board
Waitzy Brown
MM Friends Advisory Board Administrative Assistant