There are many ways to get involved at Focus: HOPE

The volunteer opportunities at Focus: HOPE are expanding with our intensified goal of incorporating volunteers into virtually every department. The generous support from our volunteers will help us expand our impact -- and will provide a meaningful experience for those donating their time on our behalf.

 Please join Focus: HOPE and truly make a difference!

Below is a partial listing of opportunities that are available. If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Department at 313.494.4270 or email:

You can also visit VolunteerMatch for a full listing of our volunteer opportunities at:


Center for Children

Caregiver/Classroom Assistant
Assist with the daily care and activities with children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. Duties include assisting with meal time, bottle feedings, reading to large and small groups and assisting with special activities in and out of the classroom.

Special Event Volunteer
Volunteers are also needed in the classrooms to assist with the children ( read stories, assist with mealtimes and activity times, present special activities in health, education, literacy, cultural awareness, arts or teach a foreign language ( Spanish, French, Chinese). Provide assistance in the office preparing files, answering calls, filing. 

Community Arts: Focus on the Mission
Community Arts Program Assistant
This opportunity will assist the Community Arts Manager with the administration and implementation of arts and digital media programs for youth thoughout metro Detroit.

Skills needed: Administrative and organizational skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, capable of lifting and moving art supplies 20-40 pounds, event prep and clean-up, and some artistic or photographic abilities. Approximately 2-3 days a week for 8 hours desired.





CATEE Tutor Needs
Provide the Center for Advanced Technologies Engineering Education (CATEE) students in groups (small and sometimes large) or on a one-on-one basis to help foster their understanding of the material and learning abilities.

A desirable tutor is one that:

  • has had the course that he/she is volunteering to tutor in his or her academic career, or
  • has work experiences that require him/her to utilize the knowledge area of the subject matter (mostly for the engineering courses.)
The CATEE will provide all the supplies and a room required for tutoring sessions.
Ongoing position; weekdays and hours are flexible


Food Package Delivery to Homebound Seniors
Deliver food packages to homebound seniors
Available for groups and individuals to participate

Ongoing position, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; and most Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00

Food Packaging for Homebound Seniors
Assist with preparing food packages: open boxes and putting food on pallets for pre-packs (boxes of food). Available for group sizes 10 or more to participate

Ongoing position, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and select Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Food Distribution Center-Senior shopping assistance
Provide shopping assistance and stock support at one of Focus: HOPE's four food distribution center locations.

Ongoing position; Monday-Friday, days and hours are flexible

Senior Delivery Office Assistant
Assist with filing, making and receiving phone calls for food delivery to Focus: HOPE's Warehouse, basic computer skills needed.

Ongoing position, days and hours flexible




Tidy Tuesday's
Every Tuesday throughout the summer the Grounds Department is looking for volunteers to maintain the LaSalle/Ford Park, which is one of the parks Focus: HOPE has adopted in the Hope Village Initiative.

Duties will include:

  • Picking up litter
  •  Empty trash cans
  •  Cutting the grass
  •  Paint play equipment

Focus: HOPE will provide the necessary equipment. You may want provide your own gloves (but not required). Time-frame is 9am to 1pm.

**If Tuesdays are not good days for you, we can arrange another day as well**

This opportunity will assist the Community Arts Director with implementing, organizing, and executing arts and digital media programs for youth throughout metro Detroit.

Skills needed: Some artistic or photographic abilities, excitement for the arts and working with youth. Microsoft Office computer skills  needed.  Approximately 20 hours a week desired.