Why We Volunteer

Put your talents to good use! Volunteers help support those facing lung disease and a future world free of lung disease. See more about volunteering with the local American Lung Association and how to sign up.

Volunteer To Defeat Lung Disease

Sunday, October 1 | Detroit Zoo
Support those affected by lung disease and raise awareness by volunteering at the 10th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk Detroit. Numerous volunteer opportunities await you on Event Day, with volunteer shift opportunities falling between 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Register today to sign up as a volunteer or to create a volunteer group team.

Register To Volunteer


The Calhouns

Audra and Robert Calhoun began volunteering with the American Lung Association in the spring of 2022. As recent retirees from public service, they found it to be a natural transition into community service. We are grateful for their invaluable assistance with our local fundraising events.


Meet The Calhouns

For additional LUNG FORCE Walk volunteer information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Day of Event Information pages.

Additional Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Preparing for our annual fundraising events requires many hands to come together. Opportunities are available for small groups and individuals, including students. Consider joining us for a volunteer project at our office in Southfield or join us on event weekend in Royal Oak before or after the event. Check out scheduled upcoming opportunities on our Sign Up Genius page or connect with Emma to identify a date and time that works for you at EventsMI@Lung.org.

Sign Up for September and October Volunteer Opportunities.

Powered by Lungs - Detroit Free Press Marathon

Join the American Lung Association’s Powered by Lungs team as volunteer during the Detroit Free Press Marathon race weekend. You’ll be supporting our efforts as an official Charity Partner. There are lots of volunteer opportunities perfect for all ages and a good fit for both individuals and groups. Visit the volunteer sign up page to check out the available opportunities and select the American Lung Association as your charity during registration.

Volunteer Sign Up Detroit Free Press Marathon.

Meet the LUNG FORCE Engagement Committee

Laurin Hawkins
Team UHY

Debbie Pickworth
Team Pickworth

Cheryl Hauler
Breathe Easy

Terita McKenzie
Team TT

Andrea Chirosca

Katrina Smith
Team Ms. Alon

Have you been considering getting more involved with local LUNG FORCE Detroit activities or increasing your community volunteer hours? Connect with Erica at EventsMI@Lung.org to learn more about volunteer leadership opportunities.