Volunteer

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, provide a negative TB test result, and background check. 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 2 months for appropriate paperwork, training, and clearance to be processed.
 
To volunteer, please contact Peggy Kerr, Agency Communications and Outreach Manager peggy_kerr@judsoncenter.org.  or 248-837-2019
 
OPPORTUNITIES: DAY CARE  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.
Dates:
Royal Oak location:
April 29, 5:45-9:15pm
 
Redford location:
May 5 4:45pm-9:15pm
 
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.

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Perform quality file audits

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Gather satisfaction surveys

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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.

Competencies

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

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

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Good writing skills including grammar, comprehension and product presentation.

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Ability to multi-task and prioritize

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Ability to complete correspondence as directed

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Cultural competence in understanding the consumers with whom we work.

Qualifications

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High school diploma or GED; courses in business a plus

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Clerical experience in an office setting

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Valid Michigan driver’s license or State ID

Environment

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)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS to Volunteer for
 
  • 2nd Annual Charity Shootout Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit Judson Center, Wednesday, June 3 at Bald Mountain, in Lake Orion, MI. Contact Andrea Coronado, Event Manager for more information at 248-554-6361, or andrea_coronado@judsoncenter.org
 
  • Detroit Legends Ball to benefit Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center. Saturday June 6, 2015 at the Townsend Hotel, downtown Birmingham. Contact Event Manager Ashley Hudson for more information. 248-554-6413. or Ahudson@childsafemichigan.org
 
  • Fore the Kid's Corporate Golf Challenge, Monday, July 20, Franklin Hills Country Club, Farmington Hills, border of Franklin Village. Contact Andrea Coronado, Event Manager for more information at 248-554-6361, or andrea_coronado@judsoncenter.org.
 
  • Sean's Family Fun Day, August 9, 2015 on the campus of Royal Oak Headquarters, 4410 W. 13 Mile Road MI 48073. Details to come in late June.
 
  • Dream Cruise, August 15 details to come late June.
 
 
OPPORTUNTIES- Autism Connections, Royal Oak location
 
Kids Night In - Autism Connections, Oakland County
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! Each volunteer will be paired with 1-2 children with ASD to spend the night playing games and having fun! Dress casual. Must complete necessary training, background check, and application process, at least 2 months before desired volunteer date.
Dates: One Friday a Month, 6:00-8:30pm
Upcoming Dates: Program to resume Fall  2015
Number of Volunteers Per Date: Up to 15
Age Limit: Volunteers Must be 14 or older
 
 
Teen Night Out - 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. Volunteers will assist our teens with the activities of the event, promoting conversational skills and encouraging the teens to engage with one another. Dress is casual. Volunteers meet at the community location.
Dates: One Friday a Month, 6:15-9pm
Upcoming Dates: Program to resume in Fall 2015
Number of Volunteers Per Date: 2-3

Age Limit: Volunteers should be 14 or older; particularly interested in Teen Volunteers for this event to serve as Typical Peer Mentors
 
 
Teen Night In - 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. Volunteers will assist our teens with the activities of the event, promoting conversational skills and encouraging the teens to engage with one another. Dress is casual. Event is held at our “Teen House” located on the main Judson Center campus.
Dates: One Friday a Month, 6:15-9pm
Upcoming Dates: Program to resume  Fall 2015
Number of Volunteers Per Date: 2-3

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

Gamer’s Group (Ages 10-18)

This brand new group blends together our former popular Pokemon Club with additional popular gaming activities such as Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Gamer’s group provides a place for teens and pre-teens to come together over shared interests and use that commonality to build social confidence and peer interaction skills.This club will focus on social and peer interaction goals, such as increasing conversation length, turn-taking, and enjoying peer interactions. This group is designed for children with basic foundational social skills and conversational language skills. This group provides a 1:5 staff to child ratio.

 Wednesdays, 5-6pm, $250/session (for consumers)

Program to resume Fall of 2015

Volunteer role: 

The  group is held in the Judson Center Teen House off of Springer Street, on the Judson Center campus in Royal Oak. Volunteers would be participating in the different games that we play (examples include Pictionary, Wii, spoons, apples to apples) as well as engaging with the teens and helping to insure that everyone is participating in the group. During their free choice time, we ask volunteers to interact with everyone and participate in their chosen activitie with the teens.

 

Typical Peer Buddies - Autism Connections, Oakland County
We are always on the lookout for typical peers (children without Autism Spectrum Disorder) to serve as peer buddies in our Facilitated Play Dyads. These dyads are essentially a play date between an identified client and the volunteer buddy, all facilitated by our therapists.
Dates: Dyads are scheduled for 45 minute sessions either weekly or every other week. We ask for at least a 4-session commitment from the peer, but sessions can continue past that.
Age Limit: Most of our requests are for preschool and elementary age peers, but we can accommodate ages 3-18. 
 
 
CONTINUING OPPORTUNTIES
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
  • Adult Group Homes in Lathrup Village, West Bloomfield and Southfield.
  • 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.
 
 
Videography:
Record and edit consumer stories for website and other media opportunities.
 
 
Social Media Teams:
 
Tweet, hashtag,  and use other social media platforms to engage great community to learn about all the work and events  Judson Center is doing 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