Established in 1997 to galvanize volunteerism on a regular basis, A Time to Help stages monthly projects to aid the needy and promote unity in metro Detroit.

Since then, more than 200 monthly projects have been completed by thousands of volunteers, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.

Mitch Albom and WJR co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project, usually held on Saturdays between 9AM – noon. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all, and there are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.

Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at

A Time to Help Update – April 2018

A Time to Help Update – April 2018

It was double the fun — two volunteer events in one.

Nearly 20 volunteers from A Time to Help joined more than 100 others for Comcast Cares Day, a national day of service on Saturday (April 21) at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park.

The event drew dignitaries near and far, including David Cohen, Sr. EVP and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, who flew into Detroit that morning from Philadelphia to participate in the project…..keep reading »

ATTH’s next project is scheduled for May 19 at Lighthouse of Oakland County. Information and registration will be posted soon.

Latest Projects

Backyard Fun at Angels’ Place

For 25 years, Angels’ Place has provided residential homes, community living, support and day programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

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S.A.Y. Play Center Gets Spruced Up

When the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park reopens after the Fourth of July, the students enrolled for the summer session will enjoy a fresh start -- in more ways than one. Nearly 40 A Time to Help volunteers spent last Saturday morning (June 24) giving the...

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Spreading Rocks – And Fellowship – At The Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak -- As scores of patrons waited in line Saturday (May 20) to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, more than two dozen A Time to Help Volunteers made their way behind the building to face the project that awaited them at the Detroit Zoo: Spreading...

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Tiny Homes, Big Hearts at Cass Community

The painters were on rooftops and ladders. The other crew members filled a dumpster with debris that had been littering a two-block area around Cass Community Social Services’ campus in Highland Park. The common thread was that they were all volunteers -- more than...

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Fun and Games at COTS

A Time to Help’s third project of the year on Saturday (March 25) benefited a group that needed a morning to relax and have fun: Women and children involved with COTS and its Bright Beginning Child Development Center. For more than two hours, more than two dozen A...

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