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, Community Relations and Volunteer Program Manager peggy_kerr@judsoncenter.org.  or 248-837-2019
 
August Volunteer Opportunities 
 
Back to School Drive 
Business and organizations partner with Judson Center to hold backpack and school supply drives for children in foster care in Southeastern Michigan.
 
September Volunteer Opportunities for Child & Family Services 
 
 

Wednesday September 2, 3-8 PM Back to School Bonanza on the grounds of Judson Center and Child Safe 

Volunteer opportunities: help set up, greet kids and take them to appointments for teeth cleaning, haircuts, manicures and arts and crafts. 

 Registration: 2 volunteers needed, from 2:30-7:30, checking families in and giving them their starting materials, assigning them to a appointment assistant.

 

Appointment assistant: 6 volunteers needed from 2:30-8:30, walking through the event with families to direct them where to go at what times and assisting them with kids.

Station check in: 3 volunteers from 2:30-8:30 checking families in at each station for appointments and getting them to the right stylist, dentist, manicurist, etc.

Runners: 2 volunteers from 2-9, general help where needed throughout the event.

Food help: 1 volunteer from 2:30-7:30, help set up, serve, and clean up food

 
Thursday, September 17
 2015 Pull! for Kids Sporting Clay Tournament to benefit our affliate, Child Safe of Michigan.

 
 Pull for Kids is an action-packed sporting clays tournament offering both team and individual awars for all ability levels. Perfect for friends, family and clients, theday will also be host to: 
Shooting Instruction and Coaching
Steak and Seafood Grill reception
Live Auction and Raffles
 Volunteer Opportunities

CONTACT ASHLEY HUDSON 248-302-0921

Date:                     Thursday, September 17th
Location:             The Detroit Gun Club

                                Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390

Dress:   Blue Jeans and either tall black or brown boots or tennis shoes, you will be given a Child Safe collared shirt to wear, so wear a tank top underneath whatever you wear (women only). Men wear white collared shirt.

 

* Lunch and dinner will be provided (as applicable to your shift) - you may also bring your own lunch.

 Set Up

Volunteer shift 9:00am-1:00pm

 

You will be helping to set the event up. Attire is anything comfortable and tennis shoes! You will be setting up signs on the course, hanging cart signs, setting up signage, the gun board, etc.

 

Registration

volunteer shift 1:00-3:00pm

 

When guests arrive, they will be greeted at the registration table to sign in. Each team has six shooters labeled on registration sheets. If a shooter has not been highlighted, we have received all sufficient information; please check them. If a player is highlighted please have them fill out a contact information sheet.

   Each shooter is assigned to a team, and each team has a corresponding starting stand number. Tell the person to look for their team name on a cart outside. Most people know what team they are on and the teams are named after the last name of the team “captain”. Ex) Team Trudeau

  Raffle 

volunteer shift: 1-3pm and/or 5:00-7:00pm

 You will be selling tickets to guests in teams of two.  Each ticket is $100 and we are raffling off shotguns which can be found on the “Gun Board”. You sell each person 1 card, they rip their card in half and place one half in the mason jar that corresponds with the gun they want to win. They keep the other half of the card. The Raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the evening. Must be present to win (or give your half ticket to a friend to collect for you). Upon winning, the winner will be given a piece of paper with instructions on how and where to claim their guns. Guns do not go home with winners on the night of the event. Instructions on how to operate the iPads for payment will be given to each team of raffle ticket sales people.

 

Photographer’s Assistant 3-6pm

 Your task will be to assist our photographer Erin by going around the course in a golf cart and capturing pictures of the teams. Additionally, once Erin is done you will take photos to the nearest photo processing place and get photos developed.

  

Photo Plaque Stuffing 4-6pm

 Three people will be stuffing photo plaques to give to shooters at the end of the evening.

 Auction Check Out 7-9pm 

Two people will be responsible for checking people out in the iPads during the short live auction. iPad operating instructions are separate. Instruct all winners to pick up the auction packages at the “check in/check out desk”.

  Event Breakdown 9-10PM
Help clean up and break down the event. 
 
 
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:
Judson Center Royal Oak location:
 5:45-9:15pm
Child Safe Michigan Royal Oak location, (an affliate of Judson Center)

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.

The following Foster Parent orientations will take place at the NEW Child Safe Michigan office in Royal Oak. The address is 4415 Springer Ave, Royal Oak 48073, a block over from Judson Center Royal Oak Headquarters. 

  • Wed 8/26/2015 6PM - 8PM
  • Wed 9/30/2015 6PM - 8PM
  • Wed 10/21/2015 6PM - 8PM
  • Wed 11/18/2015 6PM - 8PM
  • Wed 12/16/2015 6PM - 8PM 
 
Redford location:
 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)

 

 

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

Join us for a night of support for the whole 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!

 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, 6:30-9pm, $20/child, $35/2 children, $40/3 children

September 11th, October 16th, November 13th, 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, 6:30-9pm, $25/night plus Activity Fee

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. 

 Fridays, 6:30-9pm, $25/night plus $2 Activity Fee

September 18th, October 9th, November 6th, December 11th

Number of Volunteers Per Date: Up to 15

 

Age Limit: Volunteers Must be 14 or older
 
  
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:
 
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