Opportunities for Involvement
Birmingham Citizens Academy
City residents who are interested in civic participation or increasing their knowledge about local government operation can apply for the Citizens Academy online at bhamgov.org/citizensacademy. The academy meets for 8 weeks, and participants learn about all aspects of the government process. The program is offered to Birmingham residents, age 18 or older, at no charge, and a certificate of completion will be given at the end to those who complete the course. The next class starts in April, 2019 and runs approximately 8 weeks. For details, call Joellen Haines, assistant to the city manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-530-1807.
Have you ever been curious about elections? Now is your chance to become a part of the election process! Sign up to become an election inspector today! Election Inspectors work from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and are paid $10.00 per hour. (Half day shifts are available if needed.) Election Inspectors are required to attend a training session prior to each election and must have strong computer skills. All Election Inspectors must be a registered voter, resident of Michigan, and at least 18 years of age or older. For additional information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248.530.1880. Download the Election Inspector Application.
Birmingham Hometown Parade Volunteers
Don't miss out on the excitement of parade day! You could have the opportunity to carry a banner in the parade, help with participant line up, or in the park set up. Contact the City Clerk's Office for more information - 248.530.1880.
Serve on a Board and Commission
If you are interested in serving on one of the many boards and commissions in the city, please contact the city clerk's office. We have openings on various boards from time to time. It is a good way to contribute to your community and learn about civic activities and functions. Contact the Clerk's Office for more information - 248.530.1880.
Student Involvement and Volunteer Options
Students have the opportunity to get involved in many ways.
- To work the elections, students must be 16 years of age.
- To volunteer during the parade, students can be any age.
- To serve on a board or commission, contact the government teacher at your high school.
Each year volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants and garbage by the Rouge River in Booth Park. The event is typically held on the first Saturday in June. For more information, call 248.530.1640.