Thank you for your interest to serve Judson Center!
Corporate and Individual Volunteer Opportunities
The safety and privacy of our consumers is of the upmost importance. To volunteer directly with Judson Center consumers, volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Additional requirements: Complete volunteer application, volunteer orientation,  background checks. Volunteers may be asked to be interviewed by Program Manager to determine if he/she is the right fit for the program. Please allow up to 1 month for appropriate paperwork, training, and clearance to be processed.
To volunteer, please contact Peggy Kerr, Community Relations and Volunteer Program Manager peggy_kerr@judsoncenter.org.  or 248-837-2019
Judson Center Autism Connections logo
2015 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank CHEER STATION: Cheer for Team Autism Connections, Judson Center.

Date Sunday, October 18, 2015


 Time:                    6:30 a.m.  – 9 a.m.

Location:             Our cheer station is on W. Grand Blvd. between Fort Street and the Fisher Freeway. Detroit.  (On the attached map it’s the red star)

Description:       Be as lively as possible and cheer runners on.  Highly encouraged to bring any noise makers, t-shirts, signage that you may have letting runners know that Judson Center is helping cheer them on. 

Parking:               There is no assigned parking. Please plan on congested traffic and parking due to the race. Street parking is located in the surrounding blocks of the cheer station. Many parking spots may be metered, please bring change as needed.

Dress:                   Dress for the weather- this is outdoors and takes place rain or shine.  (I will bring Judson T-shirts) Feel free to paint your face in Judson Center Autism Connections colors too! (blue/orange)


About Autism Connections: Autism Connections takes a comprehensive family approach designed to embrace the needs of all family members affected by an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Cutting-edge, evidence based therapy and applied behavioral analysis is changing lives each day at Judson Center. 



Volunteer Opportunities- Autism Connections, Royal Oak location
Kids Night In/Sibshops

Join us for a night of support for the entire family: a break to parents, support to siblings, and a fun night for everyone!

 Kids Night In (Ages 3-12)

A support service for families! Drop ALL your kids off at Autism Connections for a night of movies, snacks, games, and fun! Let Autism Connections provide a fun night in for the kids while parents get a fun night out!

 Age Limit: Volunteers Must be 14 or older

Volunteers report at 5:45 for training. Event runs 6:00-8:30pm. 

 Sibshops (Ages 5-11)

Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect the belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another—if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing), new friends, and discussion activities.

Number of Volunteers Per Date: Up to 15

 Age Limit: Volunteers Must be 14 or older

 One Friday a Month,  Volunteers report at 5:45 pm for training, event runs 6:00-8:30pm

September 11th, October 16th, November 13th-- , ( Nov. 13 is filled by Groves Volley Ball Team volunteers) December 4th

 Teen Night Out (Ages 13-18) Autism Connections, Oakland County

Teen Night Out provides a social and community outing for teens to interact with their peers and practice

the social and life skills needed in community settings. Outings are designed to be fun for teens, but also

give them a place to learn and develop new skills. Parents provide transportation to and from the activity.

Locations and activities are decided by both our Autism Specialist and the teens themselves. 

 Fridays, 6:00-8:30pm

September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th, December 18th

 Locations TBD, Activity Fee based on location

 Age Limit: Volunteers are required to be 14 or older; particularly interested in Teen Volunteers for this event to serve as Typical Peer Mentors

 Number of Volunteers Per Date: Up to 15


Teen Night In (Ages 13-18) Autism Connections, Oakland County

Teen Night In provides the same social opportunities as Teen Night Out, but is based at the Judson Center. Games, movies, food, and more will be provided to give teens a full place to interact with their peers. Teen Night In is suitable for teens with conversational language skills who can participate independently in a group setting. Teens should also be able to participate in a group setting with a staff ratio of 1:6. 

Number of Volunteers Per Date: Up to 15

 Age Limit: Volunteers Must be 14 or older

 Fridays, September 18th, October 9th, November 6th, December 11th
Volunteers report at 5:45pm, event runs 6:00-8:30pm.
OPPORTUNITIES: DAY/Evening CARE Volunteers Needed  for Child & Family Services program 
Seeking volunteers to watch children (for parents attending foster care training) from infants to early teens. You will be with a Judson Center team member.

Location: Judson Center Redford office in Wayne County, 12723 Telegraph Road, Suite 200 Redford, MI 48239 the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm-8pm.

This is for foster parent support group. Volunteers would be watching children while parents attend support group.

November 3, 2015

December 1, 2015

January 5, 2016

February 2, 2016

March 1, 2016

April 5, 2016

May 3, 2016


Volunteers need to watch children while parents attend trauma training program at the Judson Center Redford office, 12723 Telegraph Road Suite 200 Redford, MI 48239 from 5:45-9

February 8, 2016

February 15, 2016

February 22, 2016

February 29, 2016


At the Judson Center Royal Oak office, in Oakland County 4410 West 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 for Trauma Training 5:45-9

May 16, 2016

May 17, 2016

May 23, 2016

May 24, 2016

Leon & Lulu event to support Judson Center, November 12, 2015
Report to: Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson, 48017 

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Volunteer tasks:

Volunteers to meet, greet, check in, and sell raffle tickets!

Volunteer report time is 5:00pm. Event is from 6-9pm for guests. 

 Pre-event gift bags stuffing needed! Date to be determined

Clerical Volunteer Opportunities:

The Supported Employment Program, located in Wayne and Oakland Counties, provides job training and placement for adults with developmental disabilities and physical impairments.
The goal of the program is to introduce these adults into the competitive job market

 The Supported Employment Program, located in Wayne and Oakland Counties, provides job training and placement for adults with developmental disabilities and physical impairments. 

The goal of the program is to introduce these adults into the competitive job market


Summary of Position

The primary requests from the SE Volunteer would be to perform clerical duties related to the functioning of the program. 

An SE Volunteer person may be asked to:

Maintain quarterly audit lists and some data entry onto electronic spreadsheets.


Perform quality file audits


Gather satisfaction surveys


Gather Goal and Objective numbers for ES’s

Complete filing and purging of hard copies within consumer files.

Maintain and update program manuals and other literature as directed.

Makes copies, calculate percentages on daily data sheets.

Performs other duties for the good of the consumers, the program and the agency.



Proficient typing skills with speed sufficient to complete assignments on a timely basis.


Computer literacy with proficiency in Word, Outlook, and database programs. 


Good writing skills including grammar, comprehension and product presentation.


Ability to multi-task and prioritize


Ability to complete correspondence as directed


Cultural competence in understanding the consumers with whom we work.



High school diploma or GED; courses in business a plus


Clerical experience in an office setting


Valid Michigan driver’s license or State ID


Ability to lift, bend, stand, stoop, kneel and/or perform activities related to job.
Ability to work in an environment that requires working as a team member in an office setting cubicle or workstation.  Air conditioning; forced air regulated by thermostats. 

Hours: 2 days a week of volunteer's choice, from 9:00am-4:00pm. (or hours within this time frame that suit their availiblity)



We welcome volunteers throughout the year in any of our programs! Below is a list of some of the different types of standing volunteer opportunities available to children, teens, and adults.
Group Volunteers
Deep cleaning in Autism Connections twice a year, Spring and Fall 
Holiday Committee:
  •  Easter Basket Committee
  • Halloween trick or treating for our children in Autism Connections and/or Foster Care
  • Food baskets for our families in need
  • Christmas parties for each program area
  •  Host a party for Adoption/Foster Care Program (holiday seasonal parties) various locations throughout Southeastern Michigan
Holiday Wish Program:
  • Provide gifts for children in fostercare adoption program, as well as children and families in need throughout Southeastern Michigan that Judson Center serves.
  • Assist with Holiday decorating in Judson Center headquarters lobby
  • Holiday parties for each program area
  • Holiday Food Baskets
  • Assist with Wish Room Holiday Set-up
  • Organize filled wishes by program (We receive approximately 800 wishes!)
Spring and Fall Grounds Clean up and planting (Oakland & Macomb County):
  • Macomb Children’s Respite Home
  • Beverly Hills Children’s Respite Home
  • Royal Oak Headquarters
Back to School Drive (August):
Business and organizations partner with Judson Center to hold backpack and school supply drives for children in foster care in Southeastern Michigan.
Events and Fundraisers:
Fore the Kids of Judson Center Corporate Golf Challenge
  • Join the planning committee
  • Volunteer for the event day (July)
A Night to Embrace Our Children Families Gala:
  •  Join the planning committee
  • Volunteer for the event day (Fall)
Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon 
  • Volunteer at the Detroit Free Press Expo at Cobo Hall to excite people about Judson Center 
  • Cheer station the day of the Marathon in Detroit
Join a Committee:
  • Fore the Kids of Judson Center Corporate Golf Challenge
  • A Night to Embrace Our Children and Families Gala
  • Marketing Committee
  • Development Committee
Clerical/Administrative support (Oakland County)
Autism Connections, Development,and Accounting
  • Stuffing envelopes/mailings
  • Calling/soliciting for auction items
  • Covering the desk for phone calls
  • Filing/organizing
  • Event Volunteer
  • Event volunteers range from assisting with décor, checking people in at event, and everything in between! Perfect for someone who enjoys entertaining and mixing with people to engage them in the Judson Center mission at a special event.
Record and edit consumer stories for website and other media opportunities.
Social Media Teams:
Seeking experienced social media strategists to tweet, hashtag,  and use other social media platforms such as instagram and facebook to engage the community to learn about all the programs and events Judson Center does to serve Southeastern Michigan.
Jeans for Judson:
Go casual for a cause! Jeans for Judson can provide fun and team-building for your organization while raising vital funds to help Judson Center continue its mission of building brighter futures for children and families right in our own backyard. It’s easy! Here’s how it works:
  • Wear your jeans at the office on designated casual day
  • Make a donation in whatever amount you choose
  • Send donations to Judson Center
  • Build camaraderie while raising funds to help Judson Center build brighter futures for children and families
 For more information on Jeans for Judson please contact Andrea Coronado at 248.541.5717 or andrea_coronado@judsoncenter.org