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: volunteer@focushope.edu.

You can also visit VolunteerMatch for a full listing of our volunteer opportunities at:  www.volunteermatch.org/manageOpportunities?org_id=7831


HOPE VILLAGE INITIATIVE

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.

 


 

 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

CATEE Tutor Needed
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 experience 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 PROGRAM

Food Package Delivery to Homebound Seniors

Deliver food packages to homebound seniors
Available for groups and individuals to participate

Ongoing position, Monday-Friday 9:00am -2:00pm; and most Saturdays, 9:00am- 12:00pm

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 particpate.

Ongoing position, Monday-Friday 9:00am -3:30pm; and select Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

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 Holiday Delivery Program

 Saturday December 20, 2014 Kickoff begins at 8am

Volunteer for the holiday! Help us provide 1,200 seniors with fresh food on Saturday, December 20. Volunteers will pick up the food boxes between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at our Food Warehouse, 1200-B Oakman Boulevard, and then make the deliveries. The seniors live in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Macomb counties. Volunteers can select zip code areas to make their deliveries. To volunteer for the project, call 313.494.5520.


 INTERNSHIPS

Safety

Occupational Safety & Health Internship
 
Purpose: The purpose of the internship is to provide students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field by receiving actual on-the-job responsibilities from an experienced professional in the field of occupational safety & health.  
 
Scheduling: The internship will occur during the school semesters.  
 
Academic Credit: Must be in accordance with the schools internship policy.
 
Requirements: Must be enrolled in a college or university and in compliance with the school's internship policies in order to receive credit.  Must be in an Occupational Safety & Health or related program area of study.
 
Human Resources

General Statement of Duties:Work will involve assisting the Human Resources Division in developing, coordinating and implementing all tasks that relate to an assigned project. Projects currently under consideration include: Restructuring Human Resources, Creating a department scorecard/dashboard, the Launch of Focus: HOPE’s Annual Charitable and Community-Giving Program; Creation of a Manager/Supervisor Handbook/Desk Resource Guide, Creation of the Colleague Handbook for Focus: HOPE Companies, Design of a sustainable Professional Development Program, Organizing an internal Human Resources Compliance Audit, Revising existing departmental/campus organization charts, job descriptions, policies and/or procedures as organizational growth and restructuring require.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with the Project Leader or Director to understand all vital aspects of a particular project
  • Ensure that all team members understand the scope of the project as well as what they are
  • Make schedules of what needs to be completed by what date
  • Compiling and maintaining interim project reports and minutes of meetings.
  • Communicating relevant information to all team members, such as changes in schedule dates, changes in the project requirements, unexpected challenges
  • Assisting in the creation of new or revising existing forms, work instructions, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to Civil and Human Rights
  • Experienced creating and reading spreadsheets, budget documents.
  • Skilled at multitasking
  • Attention to detail
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
    • Ability to handle more than one project, simultaneously
      • Computer literate (Highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
      • Creative
      • Proactive
      • Thrives in a team environment

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.