Hello Zamanitarians,

Thank you for your interest in supporting Zaman’s mission of accompanying women and their families out of poverty into a new future! It is only through your generosity, compassion, and thoughtful assistance that we can make this vision a reality.

If you’re new to Zaman and have some questions, don’t hesitate to email me at or call at 313-551-3994. 

If you are ready to jump in, fill out our volunteer application linked on this page and we’ll get started!

If you have volunteered with us before you can log into your account and see what shifts are available or update your information. 

I love working with the diverse team of volunteers who have such a passion for this important work. I also enjoy being able to share Zaman’s story with others and find the unique fit for each person’s and partner’s interests and skills. Zaman is dedicated to its purpose and I am privileged to be able to walk with you as we work to make a real difference in the lives of others.

We’re happy to have you in the Zaman family!


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Ways to get involved

BOOST Adult English Literacy

Tutor adult women in ESL, financial, nutritional, and civic literacy, in one-on-one and small group settings.

Tutoring would be good for someone who speaks English and Arabic, or is comfortable in foreign language settings. Teaching experience is always appreciated!

Due to COVID-19, all tutoring is done virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. 


Organize food, hygiene, and cleaning item donations, make basic needs boxes for families, and help clients shop in our Client Choice Food Pantry. 



Deliver basic necessities to Zaman's client families in Southeast Michigan who cannot drive to our Hope for Humanity Center themselves. 

Sewing Center

Assist our lead sewing instructors in teaching various sewing techniques, answering questions, and organizing the supplies for the Sewing Center. 

This would be a good fit for someone with personal or professional experience sewing with a sewing machine and who enjoys helping others learn. 

Due to COVID-19, all sewing instruction is happening virtually. 

Good Deeds Resale Store

Assist store staff in sorting, cleaning, and displaying donations for clients and the public. 

Great for someone who enjoys organizing and bringing order out of chaos!


Assist departments with their administrative tasks, including data entry, website management, process documentation, coding, database maintenance, and more. 

This would be a great fit for someone who has good attention to detail, enjoys working with data, is good with phone calls and computer work, or has technical experience.


Sit on event committees or support the events with day-of assistance. 

Great for someone who can work independently on projects to prepare, or who can be the captain for a piece of the event day-of!



Assist kitchen staff with daily cleaning, preparation, and cooking tasks.

Great for someone with professional culinary background who wants to support the community!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, culinary volunteering is limited. 

Garden (Summer only)

Maintain the garden beds, including planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and preparing the beds for the winter. 

Professional Projects

Use your professional skills to support Zaman's mission, including: photography, videography, coding, IT, finances, medicine, pharmacy, mental health, HR, and more!

About Zaman



Hope for Humanity

Zaman is committed to facilitating change and advancing the lives of marginalized women and children, by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind.

Our vision, with your help, is to realize a world where women and their children can break the cycle of poverty and self-direct their futures. We do this through wrap around support with a multi-step model:


1. Basic needs assistance to stabilize the families. This includes our Bayt Al-Zahra Basic Needs Program and Client Choice Food Pantry, Good Deeds Resale Store, Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Food Program, and more.   


  2. Skills training and confidence building to provide the women with the necessary experience and social-emotional support to prepare for a job. The BOOST (Building Ongoing Opportunities through Skills Training) Vocational and Literacy Training program provides this education. 


3. Staged employment of our former students onsite at Zaman, and assistance with interview preparation, job readiness, and job connections for sustainable employment in the community. Both the BOOST program and our Bayt Al-Zahra Social Work Department provide these resources.   


International Programs

Internationally, we provide basic needs assistance and community development in 28 projects in 19 countries through the following programs:

1. Sips of Hope: building and maintaining water wells, primarily in countries in Africa.

2. Orphan Hope: supporting orphans in the USA and around the world, especially through a partner orphanage in Iraq.

3. Disaster Relief: providing food, hygiene, and medical necessities to communities in crisis.


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