Explore Volunteer and Enrichment Opportunities for U-M Retirees

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Retirees play an active and vital role in the University of Michigan community. As you explore your next chapter, there are many ways to stay involved with U-M, including volunteering, temporary employment and lifelong learning opportunities.

Join the U-M Retiree Association

As a first step, join the University of Michigan Retirees Association when you retire to meet other members of the retiree community and take advantage of tours, events and social activities.

Volunteer at U-M

Many U-M retirees stay involved in the community by volunteering their time and expertise. Within the university, volunteers support a wide range of activities, including:

  • Michigan Medicine
  • University museums
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
  • University Musical Society
  • U-M Family Helpers

Lifelong Learning

Stay engaged with the intellectual life of the university in retirement through lifelong learning opportunities. From the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to Saturday Morning Physics, retirees can take advantage of a rich breadth of community education opportunities.

Browse Opportunities and Get Connected

To find something that fits your interests, browse volunteer, enrichment, temporary employment and research opportunities for retirees.

You may also wish to learn more about retiree parking, library, computing and other privileges at U-M.

Just starting to plan for retirement? Download a short planning guide and timeline here, or find complete resources at Planning for Retirement.