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. (requirements vary based on situation)
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
 
Volunteer Opportunities- Autism Connections, Royal Oak location 
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. Volunteer for all Fridays, or just one. Fridays: January 15, February 12, March 11 and April 15.

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. Volunteer for all Fridays, or just one.

 

SPRING BREAK AWAY CAMP in Autism Connections 

Monday through Friday, April 4-8.

9am-Noon for ages 5-10 

1pm-4pm for ages 11-16

Assist with Autism Connections camp. Activities volunteers will assist with include: structured activities, weaving in both play and social opportunities to involve the campers, including music, art sensory, outdoor play and more. Volunteers will be assisting staff members of Autism Connections. Volunteer both shifts or for one shift. 

 

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 Child and Family Services Volunteer Opportunites in Wayne County:

 Volunteers need to watch children while parents attend trauma training program at the Judson Center Redford office. Volunteers will be with Judson Center team members.

Location: 12723 Telegraph Road Suite 200 Redford, MI 48239 from 5:45-9

February 8, 2016

February 15, 2016

February 22, 2016

February 29, 2016

 Child and Family Services Volunteer Opportunites in Oakland County:

Volunteers needed to watch children ages (0-17) while parents attend the Foster Care Support Group at Judson Center's Affiliate, ChildSafe Michigan. Volunteers will be with Child Safe team members. 

Location: Child Safe Michigan (on the campus of Judson Center) 4415 Springer Street, Royal Oak, MI 48073.  

For more information on Child Safe Michigan, please visit www.childsafemichigan.org

Time: 5:45-8:00pm

Dates (Second Wednesday of each month)

February 10 THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IS FULL

March 9 THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IS FULL

April 13 THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IS FULL

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14

Volunteers need to watch children while parents attend trauma training program at the Judson Center Royal Oak office, (Headquarters) 4410 West 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 for Trauma Training 5:45pm-9:00pm. Volunteers will be with Judson Center team members. 

May 16, 2016

May 17, 2016

May 23, 2016

May 24, 2016

 
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)

 

 

  
  
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
  • 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
 

Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.