AFG Volunteer Department Says "Thank You!" - Alternatives For Girls

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AFG Volunteer Department Says “Thank You!”

Dec. 1 2014

On November 10th, the AFG Volunteer Department held a volunteer appreciation dinner and invited all current and past volunteers to attend. “We held the Volunteer Appreciation dinner because AFG wanted to recognize volunteers for their service. Doing this appreciation dinner was our way of saying thank you for their investment of time,” explained Melody Moore, Volunteer Services Manager. At the event, AFG CEO, Amy Good, greeted and thanked the volunteers for their service and after getting to know each other through some fun activities, they ate dinner together.

“I just had my first outing with my new mentee since we were matched together! We went to Socra Tea in Detroit and made collages to talk about our interests and hobbies,” Michelle, a new mentor, shared excitedly during the event. Michelle is one of many volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to Alternatives For Girls every day. AFG started as a volunteer-run emergency shelter in 1987 and, over the years, has continued to partner with dedicated and caring volunteers to serve homeless and at-risk girls and women.

Our volunteers make AFG’s work possible by occupying a number of roles within the agency; from helping girls with homework in the After School Program to teaching yoga to helping with fundraising events; AFG volunteers do it all. “Volunteers are extremely important to AFG, they serve alongside us to fulfill our mission. They also help us in serving the girls and young women by helping us find resources that we might not have had otherwise,” Melody shared.

After dinner, Melody presented volunteers with a certificate of appreciation to acknowledge them for their service. Each volunteer accepted their certificate with a smile on their face and cheered along as their fellow volunteers received their certificate. Melody ended the event by announcing the new Volunteer Corps that will begin in January 2015. “The purpose of the Volunteer Corps is to give all of the volunteers a way to interact, to learn each others skills, and to learn about other volunteer opportunities around the agency. It will also allow volunteers to assist with identifying projects and helping to do the projects that need to be completed around AFG,” Melody explained.

If you are interested in learning about our current volunteer needs or becoming a volunteer at AFG, contact Melody Moore, Volunteer Services Manager, at 313-361-4000 x280 or

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