FAR relies on volunteers to assist with programs, special events and to help with administrative projects that arise from time to time. An application form must be completed prior to volunteering. A criminal background check is run on all applicants.

If you are interested in helping us out, please click on VOLUNTEER APPLICATION link below, print, fill-in the form and return to the FAR office via mail, e-mail or fax.

Interested in volunteering for FAR’s Summer camps?


Summer Camp Volunteer Application


Volunteer Application

Please return completed application to:

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI  48009

E-mail FAR

Fax:  248.646.4480


Alan Lee

Former Fox 2 news anchor and author Alan Lee has served as master of ceremonies at FAR’s annual Friends and Fa-la-la gala for ten years – continuing his commitment even after moving to California. Alan said, “Over the years, I have loved watching the performers grow up right here on stage.” support-AnnaBiaPhoto

Anna Bai

14 year old Anna Bai visits with her brother Alex’s therapy sessions and constantly finds ways to help.  Not only does she work on myriad tasks in the administrative office, she also uses her talent at the piano, providing music for rehearsals and client performances. support-colleen

Colleen Kucharski

Colleen is one of the volunteers that keep FAR moving forward for the last ten years. She helps the administrative staff—stuffing envelopes, preparing mailings, making calls—doing whatever is needed.  She even takes work home with her at times.   READ MORE ...
She is always a big part of FAR, Friends, and Fa La La, helping prepare the invitations and volunteering at the function. Colleen has also recruited other volunteers for a variety of FAR activities.  She has supported the Fashion Show, videotaping of FAR’s PSAs, events at the Ice Rink and elsewhere.  She helps organize the 50/50 raffle at the Joe Louis Arena for the benefit of the FAR hockey and provides transportation for the team, making her the official Hockey Mom of the Flyers.   Colleen says, “Of course, for me it is all about my son Anthony, but I feel it is important that as many kids as possible get to participate.  These are my son’s friends; they are his social group.  It is really just what any mom would do.” Over time, Colleen has become someone the staff at FAR depends on because they know she will be there whenever and wherever she is needed.