EVERYDAY HEROES OPEN DOORS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH. Our volunteers make our house a home for those in need.

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  • “Ozone House is not about helping bad teenagers; it’s about helping teenagers in bad situations.”- Jeanne Learman, Ozone House supporter since 1976

    Strong, reliable and dedicated to youth, Ozone House volunteers are community members, students, Ozone House alumni, and retirees.

    On the frontlines, volunteer crisis counselors answer over 2,200 calls each year from youth in crisis on our crisis line, available 24/7, 365 days a year. They deliver over 1300 backpacks full of school supplies, underwear, and socks to homeless school aged kids in school in Washtenaw County. They help youth develop resumes and job interview skills too.

    Together, we help youth lead safe, healthy and productive lives.

How do we quantify our volunteers' impact?

Total volunteer hours per year
Volunteers per year at Ozone House
Annual value of volunteers' time


Crisis Line Application

Crisis Line Volunteering

Crisis Line counselors listen and provide critical information, referrals, and crisis intervention to youth and families struggling with such issues as family conflict, runaway episodes, homelessness, suicide, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual orientation and gender identity, and other crises.

Shifts are beetween 9am and 5pm for 3 hours Monday - Friday

Thank you for your interest in Ozone House's crisis line volunteer program. Please take some time to read about our programs on our website before filling out this application

Please note that all training is IN-PERSON. There are no online/virtual opportunities for training or volunteering at this time. If you have any questions, please email our welcome center team at ozone.ctc@gmail.com or call 734-662-2222.

Upcoming Outdoor Service Days

We host monthly Spring, Summer, and Fall, outdoor service days to help us beautify our outdoor spaces for our youth residents.

Are you a high school student or college student looking to volunteer (or a group)? Consider hosting a drive at your school for toiletries, winter warmth items, gifts cards or bus tokens.

Pack and/or deliver school supplies -  Please see The Education Project  for details about collecting and delivering school supplies. Specific volunteer opportunities are available to deliver winter clothing to students in need. Please see our school support page for dates and times.

Organize or host a Wish List drive - A great way to engage your friends, family or co-workers, is to spearhead a personal hygiene, basic clothing, or school supply drive. See our Amazon wish list.

Host a fundraiser or awareness raiser event - Would you be interested in hosting an event for your friends, at a location of your choice, to educate them on Ozone House and the great work we do for our community? It can either be a fundraiser or just an awareness raiser. Email Megh at mhollowell@ozonehouse.org.


I am always concerned about others’ well-being and I love to help people. I love knowing that I was able to help someone even when they are in their darkest hour. That is the best feeling in the world. Volunteering at Ozone House has made me realize what I want to do in life: become a clinical psychologist to help others.

University of Michigan 2016, BS Psychology, 2016 City Year Corps member August 6, 2016

Your generous support ensures that we can offer a safe place and support - free of charge -
to hundreds of homeless and runaway youth in our community.

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