Your gift to Focus: HOPE will make a difference!
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: email@example.com.
You can also visit VolunteerMatch for a full listing of our volunteer opportunities at: www.volunteermatch.org/manageOpportunities?org_id=7831
***Loading & Unloading Furniture***
Focus: HOPE needs 20-30 volunteers to help with loading and unloading furniture and flooring donated to help families whose homes were damaged and furnishings destroyed due to the recent flood disaster in Southeast Michigan.
Volunteers are needed on:
Friday, September 26th from 9am to 5pm
Saturday, September 27th from 9am to 5pm
HOPE VILLAGE INITIATIVE
Center for Children
Caregiver/Classroom AssistantAssist 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 VolunteerVolunteers 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 MissionCommunity Arts Program AssistantThis 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.
Neighborhood & Economic Development
Administrative SupportThis opportunity will provide support for Monday night hustle class. The duties include: preparing sign-in sheets, release forms; print & assemble flyers; assemble snacks; and input participant information into database.
Days needed: Monday's & Tuesday's 10:00am to 2:00pm (Total: 8 hours a week). This is an on-going opportunity.
Administrative Support for Business Co-working SpaceThis opportunity is available for several volunteers. This opportunity is for several different volunteers, depending on the amount of time the volunteer has available to commit. Ultimately, the goal is to have coverage for a full business day Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Duties include administrative support the business village and Focus: HOPE's co-working space.
Operating and monitoring use of copy machine; learning COBOT software to be used in managing the scheduling and leasing of space; ensure that there are sufficient supplies; interface with businesses (field questions); maintain schedule of technival assistance providers hours utilizing co-working space; maintain business resource file; data entry.
CATEE Tutor NeedsProvide 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:
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 SeniorsAssist 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 assistanceProvide 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 AssistantAssist 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:
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**
Our Community Partner-Parkman Library
Parkman Library is looking for tutors who are committed to at least two hours per week for one-on-one tutoring/learner sessions. The program will include a 15 hour tutoring training program prior to one-on-one tutoring.
Tutor Training Workshop Detroit Reads! Program
Saturday September 20 & 27
5201 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48202
Lunch will be provided
For more details or to RSVP, call Annette Lotharp, Literacy Specialist at (Parkman Library) 313-481-1814
This opportunity will assist the Community Arts Director with implementing, organizing, and executing arts and digital media programs for youth throughout metro Detroit.
This year is our 40th annual Walk! Help us spread the word by downloading the flyer at right, shooting a creative photo, and posting it to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #HOPEWalk14. You could win a $50 gift certificate. This year, a 4-mile Run will precede the Walk. Register now!
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