Detroit Metropolitan Airport and local organizations seek volunteers

Airport organizes third Volunteer Recruitment Fair to showcase service opportunities with more than 30 local groups

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Apr 26

DETROIT (April 26, 2017) – Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is encouraging teens and adults, with a desire to serve their community, to attend the Volunteer Recruitment Fair this Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn University Center. DTW is teaming up with United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Public Allies and the Volunteer Coordinators Network of SE Michigan to host the event, which will feature more than 30 local organizations with volunteer opportunities.

“Here at Detroit Metro Airport, we know firsthand the difference volunteers can make in the lives of others,” said Airport Authority CEO Joseph Nardone. “Each day, our Airport Ambassadors help to improve the travel experience for our customers. We’re hoping to add to our roster of dedicated volunteers. And, we’re pleased to partner with dozens of worthwhile organizations in our region who are also seeking caring people to join their ranks. Together, we can enhance the quality of life in this area we all call home.”

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
U of M-Dearborn, University Center
4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128

Each participating organization will have a table and representatives on hand to answer questions from potential volunteers. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the organizations and find out how to get involved.

Participating Organizations

  • Airport Ambassador Program @ DTW
  • Alternatives For Girls
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Arab American National Museum
  • At Bat
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • COTS
  • Crime Stoppers of Michigan
  • Crocker House Museum & Macomb County Historical Society
  • Detroit Historical Society
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit VA Healthcare System
  • Detroit Zoological Society
  • DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Easterseals Michigan
  • First Step
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank: Cooking Matters
  • Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
  • Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane
  • Henry Ford Hospice
  • Henry Ford Sand Castles
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society
  • Michigan Science Center
  • Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit
  • Public Allies Metro Detroit
  • RSVP – Retired Senior Volunteer Program
  • St. Vincent and Sara Fisher Center
  • Starfish Family Services
  • The Henry Ford
  • The Senior Alliance – Area Agency on Aging United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • VIP Mentoring
  • Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

“We’re hoping to have a great turnout during the recruitment fair, which coincides with National Volunteer Week,” said Airport Authority Customer Service Manager Fran Wood. “Anyone with a heart for service is invited to attend. If you’re a high school student or older, I guarantee you won’t leave the University Center without finding an organization that is a perfect match for you.”

For more information about the fair or to register an organization, contact Fran Wood:

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed more than 34 million passengers in 2016 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 13 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan’s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. DTW is operated by Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit for more information.
Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority