Thank you for your interest in helping move our work forward! We are hopeful that you will consider cooperating and supporting our efforts by volunteering, donating funds, and sharing our website. How would you like to help?


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If you would like your contribution to go toward a specific part of our work, such as research or water stations, please say so in the optional note when making your donation.

Contributions/Checks can also be mailed to:

We the People of Detroit
P.O.Box 7033
Detroit, Michigan 48207

Thank you for your contributions, which are tax deductible under the IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.


Ready to roll up your sleeves? Our current needs are listed below - check them out and then fill out our volunteer sign-up form. We will reach out to you as soon as we can. We look forward to meeting you!


These are jobs that we need done on a periodic basis, sometimes on short notice. If you sign up for "action alerts" on the volunteer form, you will be added to a list of people who get texts or emails when we need help with the following:

Water Stations

Take shifts at one of our neighborhood water stations, stocking and distributing water.

Door-to-Door Canvassing

Talk face-to-face with community members to help us share out about the services we provide and the work we do.


Take calls on the water hotline, helping set up assistance for community members whose water has been turned off.


Invite a member of We the People of Detroit to come speak on water justice, youth leadership, or community resistance at your school, place of worship, or social group.


Get trained through the Speakers Bureau (part of the People's Water Board) to talk about water and the issues surrounding it.

Volunteer Sign-up

Your Address

hotlineas-needed alerts: water stations and canvassinghost teach-insWater Speaker's Bureau

Volunteer Accomplishments

We the People of Detroit has operated an ALL VOLUNTEER Water Rights Outreach program including:

  • Detroit Water Drop Program (Water Crisis Hotline)
  • Establishment of 4 Emergency Water Stations
  • Helped hundreds of Detroit’s get water turned on and make payment arrangements
  • Raised water donations of over 10,000 gallons of water
  • Delivered thousands of gallons to the elderly and nursing mothers
  • Helped get the word with door-to-door “Taking it to the Streets” canvassing and phone banking project

Our volunteer work in cooperation with the People’s Water Board Coalition has helped lead to moratoriums on water shut-offs and filing of the lawsuit against the Department of Water and Sewerage Department.