Our work wouldn’t be possible without volunteers who help us deliver our Workforce Prep curriculum and build support for our students. Check out the opportunities noted below and fill out our General Interest Form to be considered. Contact Bryan Howard at Bryan@WinningFutures.org or 586-698-4418 for more information.
Virtual One-Time Volunteer
As a virtual volunteer, you’ll work with students and staff through online or other electronic platforms. The commitment is typically one to three hours for one day. Learn more by contacting Cindy Kluz at Cindy@WinningFutures.org or 586-698-4088.
- Scholarship Judging: Help us choose scholarship recipients by interviewing applicants or judging their application essays. We routinely award up to $25,000 in annual scholarships and will use your feedback to help choose recipients. This one-time commitment typically happens for two to three hours in February or March.
- Career Coach: Help students explore careers by participating in a virtual career day. Students will ask you questions about your education and career. This one-time commitment if for one hour with opportunities throughout the year.
- Interview Evaluator: Participate in mock phone and video-based job interviews with students and provide them with constructive feedback. Share your experience and wisdom to help our students prepare for the real thing. This one-time commitment typically happens for one to two hours in April or May.
Students need mentors now more than ever. COVID-19 shut down schools this past spring and is forcing significant changes to the upcoming schoolyear. Students need support from caring mentors who can help them navigate these unprecedented challenges. We have modified our programmatic model so that we can continue engaging our students through safe, fun, and impactful virtual mentoring. Mentors are trained and provided staff support at every session. Each virtual mentoring session is 30-45 minutes long. Participating schools are in Detroit, Harper Woods, Southfield, Pontiac, Warren, and Sterling Heights. Join our 2020-21 schoolyear virtual mentoring team!.
Corks & Forks
This specialty wine and gourmet food gala is a fundraiser that attracts executives from across the region, all in support of our students. The 2021 event will be held on May 1 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Volunteers are needed to pour wine and help at registration. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more by contacting Porscha Fair at Porscha@WinningFutures.org or 586-698-4077.