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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Michigan Community Service Commission Initiatives

National Days of Service - As the state’s lead agency on volunteerism, the Michigan Community Service Commission is proud to support volunteer projects for the National Days of Service. We provide funding for volunteer projects that honor Martin Luther King Jr., Global Youth Service Day, and 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Together we will shine a light on the service volunteers accomplish across the state to inspire others to get involved. in hopes that it inspires others to get involved. 

Governor’s Service Awards - The Governor's Service Awards ceremony is an annual statewide recognition event acknowledging the contributions made by Michigan volunteers. The event is coordinated by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), the state’s lead agency on volunteerism, in partnership with the Executive Office of the Governor. The MCSC strives to engage all Michigan residents in volunteerism to address critical community challenges.

Virtual Recognition Campaign The Michigan Community Service Commission will be launching a virtual recognition campaign that will feature a virtual recognition wall. Individuals, groups, organizations or businesses can be nominated to be featured. Our state has faced many challenges and new heroes have gone above and beyond to help others. We want to honor those heroes.

MI Mask Aid is an initiative of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Community Service Commission to deliver free face masks to Michiganders so they can protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19. MI Mask Aid is supported by generous donations from corporate and nonprofit partners, as well as supplies provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Older Adult Volunteerism The Michigan Community Service Commission will be developing partnerships and promotional resources targeted for older adults to become and remain engaged in their community.  Service in traditional as well as new ways, with a focus on volunteers aged 55+ engaging with youth, will be a hallmark of this effort.  The hallmark of this effort will be to engage volunteers aged 55+ with youth in traditional service roles as well as new opportunities.