Call for new volunteers and Board Members:

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? To serve a worthy cause? The House by the Side of the Road is looking for volunteers and Board Members to join our 100% volunteer run organization. Please consider joining our organization and encouraging those you think would be interested in serving our organization to reach out to to note your interest or ask any questions you might have about participation.

House by the Side of the Road is a 501(c)(3) organization, located in Ann Arbor, whose purpose is to provide FREE adequate clothing and small household items to children and adults in need.  People come in after family breakup, job loss, fire, or prolonged illness. We also serve those who are homeless, those who are just reentering society from prison, people with mental health issues, recent immigrants, and migrant workers.

Prospective volunteers and Board Members with varying skills, expertise, and availability (virtual or in-person) are all welcomed to serve. At this time, we are particularly in need of individuals who may be able to help with the any of the following, though this list is not exclusive:

  • light clerical and scheduling assistance with clients;
  • streamlining our processes, site design, and operational flow;
  • community outreach and relationship building;
  • social media and communication;
  • fundraising and event planning; and
  • house management and client services (mainly needed for daytime hours weekdays).

We are also looking for a board member with grant-writing abilities, and another interested in fundraising.
Please note that Board Members will be expected to attend monthly Board Meetings (currently by Zoom). Board Member positions are unpaid, volunteer positions.

Additionally, if you or your organization are interested in service projects, we welcome your interest. Email us at

If you are not able to donate your time as a volunteer or Board Member but would still like to support our organization, we will be glad to accept whatever monetary donation you may be able to give at this time. We can accept cash or checks made out to House By The Side of The Road  (2051 S. State Street Ann Arbor MI 48104) or you can donate online here.

To learn more about House By the Side of the Road, visit our "About" page.