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Refugee Resettlement Program – Transportation Volunteers  

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General Info

Location: Metro Deteroit

Time Commitment: Various

Requirements: Valid drivers license and dependable automobile

Description

The Refugee Resettlement Program at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan needs volunteers to help with transportation.

Volunteers are needed to help transport families from Detroit Metro Airport to housing at area hotels upon arrival.  Additional transportation assistance is required for medical and legal appointments.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Omar Tucktuck, Director of the Refugee Resettlement Program, at tucktucko@ccsem.org or 586-416-2300 ext. 4034

 

Contact

Omar Tucktuck

Email: tucktucko@ccsem.org

Various Detroit Area Volunteer Opportunities (Center for the Works of Mercy)  Center for the Works of Mercy Various Service Areas

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General Info

Location: Center for the Works of Mercy - 8642 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

Time Commitment: Various

Description

• Gleaner’s pick-up, Wednesday or Thursday; unpacking van, moving product to the pantry, stocking shelves, removal of trash & recyclables. **
• Sorted out-going clothes to van, Wednesday or Thursday **
• Clothing & toiletry donations, unload van into sorting room, as scheduled **
• Clothing Closet sorting duties OEH
• Food Pantry date-checking, removal of outdated items OEH
• Sweeping & mopping *
• Pack 10x SOP bags, daily **
• Deliver 30x SOP’s/week, days TBD OEH
• Support SOP perishable goods, daily *
• Fill water thermoses *
• Sidewalk Outreach, min 2 volunteers, min 2 hours; day(s) and time(s) TBD
– Build snack/toiletry/shower pre-packs OEH

OEH = open-ended hours
* one hour
** two hours
*** three hours
Etc.

Contact

Rich Perry

Email: perryr@ccsem.org

Phone: 313-335-3261 ext. 1

Walking with Moms in Need (WWMIN) Initiative  Various projects and opportunities

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General Info

Location: Various Locations

Time Commitment: Various

Description

Driven by the nation-wide United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Walking with Moms in Need initiative, the Detroit Walking with Moms in Need initiative is a partnership between the Archdiocese of Detroit and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan which equips and assists Catholic parishes and parishioners in raising awareness about resources that provide assistance to pregnant and parenting moms in need. The initiative seeks to make each parish in the Archdiocese a place where moms and their babies are welcomed and supported and where the dignity of every human life is upheld and valued.

Are you feeling called to volunteer at a local pregnancy help center? Click here to view current needs and find out how you can get involved!

Contact

Andrea Spankie

Email: spankiea@ccsem.org

Phone: 248.548.4045

Volunteer Tutors for Elementary School Children  La Casa Amiga Legal Clinic and Community Programs

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General Info

Location: 76 Williams St. Pontiac, MI 48341

Time Commitment: Afternoons after school - specific times TBD

Description

Contact

Maggie Panos

Email: panosj@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-221-1462

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Wayne County  Various projects and opportunities in Wayne County

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General Info

Location: Wayne County

Time Commitment: Four or more hours per month

Requirements: Age 55 or older

Description

The RSVP program in Wayne County is always looking for a few good volunteers. Share your time and talent, or put your experience to work for the community.  Volunteers choose how and where they serve and the amount of time that they would like to give.  Volunteer opportunities serve the communities within Wayne County and can include projects for seniors, veterans, cultural functions, and more.

 

Contact

Trista Johnson

Email: johnsont@ccsem.org

Phone: 248.537.3300 ext. 3941

Adult Day Volunteers Needed!  Adult Day Health Services

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General Info

Location: Auburn Hills

Time Commitment: Minimum one day per week, with flexible days/hours. Volunteer time would be during work hours between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Requirements: Dementia experience is desired, but not required. Talent in the areas of music or love for crafts would be a plus.

Description

Catholic Charities Adult Day Center is a dementia-specific Adult Day Center serving older adults in the community. Caregivers can drop off their loved ones to our center and feel at ease knowing the person is safe and in a friendly environment. We engage participants in a variety of fun, stimulating activities ranging from music, arts and crafts, trivia, word games, cards, etc.  We are are looking for volunteers with a desire to help others and a love for working with seniors. We seek volunteers who are self- starters, energetic, and positive. Volunteers may assist participants in games, crafts, stimulating conversation, or just being a buddy to one of the participants who need some extra attention.

Contact

Nikki Harvey

Email: harveyh@ccsem.org

Phone: 586-412-8494 x 4014.

Foster Grandparents Program  Senior volunteer services

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General Info

Location: Ferndale, Oak Park, Pontiac, and Southfield

Time Commitment: 20 – 40 hours per week

Requirements: Pass background check, income eligibility, age 55 or older

Description

Provide one-on-one support to children with special or exceptional needs in a school setting to develop the academic and life skills crucial for their development and future success.

Contact

Carol Wall

Email: wallc@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-537-3300 ext. 3919

Senior Companion Program – Oakland and Macomb counties  Senior Volunteer Services

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General Info

Location: Oakland and Macomb counties

Time Commitment: 20 – 40 hours per week

Requirements: Pass background check, income eligibility, age 55 or older

Description

Provide person-to-person support services to other adults in the community with special or exceptional needs to enable them to remain independent. Companionship, assistance with meals, or running errands.

Contact

Carmela LaCommare

Email: lacommarec@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-537-3300 ext. 3937

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Oakland and Macomb counties  Senior volunteer services

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General Info

Location: Oakland and Macomb Counties

Time Commitment: Four or more hours per month

Requirements: Age 55 or older

Description

Put your experience to work or learn a new skill by becoming involved in a worthwhile community endeavor! Volunteers choose how and where they serve and the amount of time that they would like to give. This program offers a full range of volunteer opportunities in communities throughout Oakland and Macomb counties to help youth, seniors, veterans, and others at cultural institutions and medical settings.

Contact

Trista Johnson

Email: johnsont@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-537-3300 ext 3941

Computer Literacy Classes – Pontiac  Hispanic Outreach Services - open to all in Southeast Michigan!

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General Info

Location: Pontiac

Time Commitment: Schedule flexibility! Six-week commitment.

Requirements: Like to work with adults. Fill out a volunteer application and pass a criminal history background check.

Description

Able to teach basic, introductory computer skills.

Contact

Rosana Cabral

Email: cabralc@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-338-4250 ext. 3709

Basic Adult Education at Plaza Comunitaria – Pontiac  Hispanic Outreach Services - open to all in southeast Michigan!

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General Info

Location: Pontiac

Time Commitment: Flexible

Requirements: Must speak Spanish and possess a bachelor's degree. Enjoy teaching and or have experience. Complete a volunteer application and pass a criminal history background check.

Description

Helping adults develop basic literacy toward earning a GED.

Contact

Rosana Cabral

Email: cabralc@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-338-4250 Ext. 3709

Child Care – Pontiac  Hispanic Outreach Services - open to all in southeast Michigan!

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General Info

Location: Pontiac

Time Commitment: Flexible scheduling!

Requirements: Like to work with toddlers. Fill out a volunteer application and pass a criminal history background check.

Description

Taking care of small children while their parents are in one of many classes

Contact

M. Jazmin Beltran

Email: beltranm@ccsem.org

Phone: (248) 338 4250 ext. 4133

Youth Mentoring Program – Pontiac  Hispanic Outreach Services

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General Info

Location: Pontiac

Time Commitment: From six to 12 months. Four hours-plus per month in direct contact with hours per month of direct contact youth and participation in monthly group activities.

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, enjoy working with children. Attend training sessions. Have an insured automobile and pass a criminal history background check.

Description

This opportunity is about helping Hispanic youth succeed on an individual basis. The Hispanic Outreach Program Mentoring program utilizes one-to-one relationships to encourage and guide at-risk Hispanic youth to make affirming life choices, enabling them to realize their full personal potential, reduce dropout rates, promote academic excellence, discourage gang, criminal, and drug involvement and support positive behaviors.

Contact

Maricela Berumen

Email: berumenm@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-338-4250 ext. 3707

After School Tutoring Program – Pontiac  Hispanic Outreach Services

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General Info

Location: Pontiac

Time Commitment: During the school year, two days per week, different schools and schedules

Requirements: High school students or adults who enjoy working with children. Complete a time commitment form, a volunteer application, and pass a criminal history background check.

Description

Help Spanish-speaking children attending three Pontiac area schools during the school year to do their homework in English.

Contact

Jadtzya Panos

Email: ponasj@ccsem.org

Phone: 248-338-4250 ext. 3235

Pet Therapist – Auburn Hills or St. Clair Shores  Senior Services

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General Info

Location: Auburn Hills or St. Clair Shores

Time Commitment: Once or twice per month

Description

We are looking for someone with therapy dogs to visit our seniors at our locations once or twice per month. Proof of pet vaccinations required.

Contact

Nikki Harvey

Email: harveyh@ccsem.org

Phone: 586-412-8494 x 4014.