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Returning Volunteers

Volunteered Within the Past Two Years? You're in the Right Place

If you have been an active volunteer at Michigan Medicine within the past two years (includes college student and community volunteers), you are considered a "Returning Volunteer" and you do not need to re-apply to continue volunteering.

Any volunteer who has been inactive more than two years must reapply on the New Volunteers page.

For instructions on changing or keeping your placement (subject to availability), see "Grace Period" below. See "Annual Update" for information about the required annual update to renew your credentials.

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The "Grace Period" is held prior to the start of a new session (semester/term) for current and returning volunteers to change their placements and/or schedules. Grace Period appointments are offered 3 times per year, typically for a 3-week period before each new session (April, August, December).

Returning college and graduate student volunteers must schedule a Grace Period appointment for the upcoming session (semester/term) in order to resume volunteering. Students must have a confirmed class schedule available for their appointment.

Current and returning community volunteers (non-students) may remain in their scheduled placements indefinitely, pending availability of placements. Those wishing to change their placement or schedule must schedule a Grace Period appointment in order to do so. Your Grace Period appointment can be conducted in person, online, or by phone.

Each year, volunteers continuing their service must complete an Annual Update to renew their credentials. Your update should be completed within 30 days prior to your ID badge’s expiration (noted on the front of your Volunteer ID badge).

You will receive a reminder email with instructions for renewing your credentials via the Volunteer Portal.

The Annual Update includes:

  • Renewing your ID Badge
  • Completing another health screening
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Signing the Code of Conduct Attestation
  • Completing the Orientation refresher
  • Updating personal information (addresses, emergency contacts, etc.)
  • Signing the Memorandum of Understanding
Contact Us
Volunteer Services Department
L2616 UH South
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5237