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Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

  • Mental Health
  • Substance abuse and addictions


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Support sobriety by volunteering and through donations

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Michigan invites you to volunteer your time and talents to support our addiction treatment programs.

Donate to the Brighton Recovery Center

Volunteers support the programs at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, Michigan. Working with our team, volunteers contribute to our healing environment by motivating and providing encouragement to our patients and their loved ones. As a volunteer, you’ll be a significant part of the new beginnings for those seeking recovery from alcohol and other types of substance use disorders.

Volunteer program

The volunteer program at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery is open to our alumni and those who are interested in supporting our work. The program seeks to foster community commitment, individual responsibility, trust and empowerment. 

Volunteer opportunities at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery include:

  • Serenity Gift Shop support
  • Administrative support in the main and admissions offices
  • Special event support
  • Connecting patients to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings
  • Greeting visitors
  • Gardening
  • Speakers Bureau

How to volunteer

Call 810-225-2527 to volunteer

Our volunteer coordinator is here to answer your questions, schedule an interview and provide a campus tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible and allow individuals to tailor their time commitment and duration. 

"Having been a former patient, I wanted to give back. Volunteering in the gift shop has given me the chance to do that, and doing so has been a huge part of my recovery. Being able to help other patients, tell them my story and show them you can stay clean and sober is a reward in itself." – Amanda Sagert, Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery volunteer

Serenity Gift Shop

The Serenity Gift Shop at Brighton Recovery Center

Proceeds from the gift shop support the Ascension Brighton Center of Recovery’s Extended Care Program. This program provides scholarships to support patients who need additional days of treatment but do not have insurance that covers this expense.

Serenity Gift Shop hours

  • 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesday
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays 

The Serenity Gift Shop offers a selection of inspirational mementos, greeting cards and educational media related to alcohol and substance use disorder and recovery. The shop also includes a retail section where various amenities can be purchased, including: 

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Laundry supplies
  • Phone cards
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Clothing and jewelry

The gift shop accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards, and Visa and Mastercard debit cards. Family members and friends can make deposits in a patient’s account by calling the Serenity Gift Shop during business hours at 810-225-2589.