Community Organizations and Volunteer Opportunities

American Progressive Association
Created in the 1940's, the APA offers fellowship,events and services to build community in the surrounding Jones Sub neighborhood. Center also available for event rentals.
Call 734-721-5655
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month
6:00 p.m.
Thomas J. Coleman Community Center
35351 Beverly Rd., Romulus, MI 48174
Romulus Civic League
Also created in the 1940's, the Civic League has a goal to offer programs, activities and build community in the Junction Sub area. They host community and neighborhood watch meetings and the building is available for event rentals.
Call 734-941-0947
11495 Wahrman St., Romulus, MI 48174
Friends of the Library
The Friends are members of the community who support the Library’s goals and services. They advocate for the Library, raise community awareness about the Library, and provide funds to meet specific Library needs. Annual membership dues are $10.
Call 734-942-7589

Meet the Second Monday of the month in the Library Meeting Room. Social time is held at 5:30 p.m. and the meetings begin at 5:45 p.m. Meeting attendance is encouraged but not required.
11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, MI 48174
http://www.romuluslibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/

Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce
The Romulus Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community. The Chamber provides various promotional and profit making opportunities to assist in that endeavor.  They are dedicated to the continued development of our community. There are annual fees for membership for individuals and businesses ranging from $75 up to $550.
734-893-0694
The Chamber holds luncheons every month with a variety of featured speakers and presentation topics. Visit their website for more information.
http://romuluschamber.org/
Romulus Rotary Club
The oldest service organization in the City, the Romulus Rotary Club was chartered in 1939. The Club is in District 6400 of Rotary International. The Club has a goal of having one planning meeting and one service project each month. The Rotary Club is the organizer of the annual Parade of Lights and offers other service to the community including high school scholarships, sponsoring dictionaries to every third grade student in Romulus, and park rehabilitation.
Like the Club on facebook to see where they're meeting or what projects they have coming up!
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at locations rotating around the city. (Schedule can change based on projects.)
www.facebook.com/romulusrotary
Romulus Historical Society
The Historical Society consists of five (5) officers which shall be elected by the dues paying members in January of each year.  Membership is open to the public.

Officers 
Pearl Varner, Museum Director
Gerald Wendland, President
Cathy Morse, Vice President
Genevieve Dugan, Recording Secretary
Kenneth Kruger, Corresponding Secretary
Gloria Chandler, Treasurer
The Historical Society meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Romulus Historical Museum, 11120 Hunt, Romulus, Michigan  48174. (No meeting in the month of December) For more information call (734) 942-2340.
V.F.W. Post 9568 734-941-3030
http://www.romulusvfw9568.com/home.html

The City of Romulus always welcomes residents and community members of all ages to volunteer with upcoming events as well as routine tasks.

The Romulus Animal Shelter is in need of volunteers on a regular basis. Please see their volunteer application and information on the left.
The Romulus Pumpkin Festival is in need of volunteers for help not only during Festival Weekend, but also for those that would like to be on the Festival Committee which meets monthly. Find out more at www.romulusgov.com/pumpkinfestival.
Other residents looking to be engaged in their own neighborhood are asked to consider joining or forming a Neighborhood Watch Group. Community Outreach Liaison, Chris Dunn, can help with this process and get you in touch with Neighborhood Groups that are already active. He can be reached at (734) 955-4556, or email cdunn@romulusgov.com.
The Romulus Clean Sweep in late April is a time that the community comes together to clean up public spaces throughout the City, clear out litter and debris and generally give the City a good "sprucing up". Residents, business owners and the local schools all help contribute to this effort. For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at (734) 942-7571.
 The Romulus Goodfellows work year 'round to raise money for their goal of "no child in Romulus without a Christmas". They are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, planning and distribution of donations during the holidays. Learn more at www.romulusgov.com/goodfellows
 
Have a "green thumb", an eye for landscaping or interested in learning more about the natural enviornment? There are lots of opportunities for residents to get involved with the Romulus Garden Club. The Garden Club meets monthly at the Romulus Public Library for informational workshops and planning meetings. They also do garden clean-up projects throughout the year and organize the Eco-Fair in April in honor of Earth Day. For more information or to find out when the next meeting is, call the Library at (734) 942-7589, or join their facebook group by searching "Romulus Garden Club".