Reach Out

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Welcome to Reach Out

What is Reach Out?

Reach Out is a volunteer program that encourages city employees to become involved in the Royal Oak community by giving back to civic and non-profit organizations in Royal Oak.

How does Reach Out work?

Applications for volunteer opportunities are provided to all employees.  Employees must complete the application, return to Judy Davids or Carol Schwanger.

Employees receive a Reach Out T-shirt to wear at events and as they accumulate hours of service earn rewards such as additional casual days and invitations to city events.

Who can volunteer?

All city employees can volunteer and earn service hours toward their Reach Out rewards. We welcome family members of employees to participate too, just for the experience.  

What events or programs qualify for Reach Out volunteers?

Commissions, committees and boards whose members all work tirelessly --i.e. the historical commission, environmental advisory board, parks and recreation advisory board -- all host events and extra hands make light work.  

Also, non-profit entities the city whose events enhance Royal Oak for residents and visitors, such as the Chamber of Commerce; Youth Assistance; Rotary and Optimist clubs.  
All volunteer opportunities must be approved.

Does your Royal Oak group or organization need volunteers?

Contact us  with information about your non-profit event and we will do our best to recruit volunteers.

Events must benefit Royal Oak-based charities or organizations.
  1. Judy Davids

  2. Carol Schwanger

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Volunteer Opportunities

Blessings in a Back Pack | Ongoing every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m

Volunteers are needed to fill 200 plus bags with food for the weekends for the families of Royal Oak school
children  who might otherwise go hungry..

Learn more at Blessings in a Backpack.

MLK Service Day | Monday, Jan. 16 

Join the communities of Berkley and Royal Oak in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service on Jan. 16, 2017 at Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd.

The event kicks off with breakfast followed by a keynote address by Dr. Faith Fowler, the executive director of Detroit-based Cass Community Social Services.

City employees and their families are encouraged to participate in both on- and off-site service projects.

Go to for more information and to sign up.


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