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.
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!.
Job Experience Fair
Teach students about specific careers by hosting a 30-minute hands-on simulation activity that directly relates to a job that exists at your company (8-10 presentations for up to half a day in March).
Help us choose scholarship recipients by interviewing students who apply or judging their application essays. We routinely award up to $25,000 in annual scholarships and will use your feedback to help choose recipients (one time for two to three hours in February or March).
Corks & Forks
This annual fundraiser attracts executives from the region to raise funds in support of our students. This specialty wine and gourmet food gala is held in February at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Volunteers are needed to pour wine and help at registration.
Workforce Prep Networking Mixer
Mixers are part of our new Workforce Prep program. At each Mixer, students will practice and refine their networking skills while learning about various careers by introducing themselves to you and asking about your career.
As a volunteer, you will help students by asking them about their career interests and goals, talking about your career, and giving them constructive feedback. When you arrive, you will receive coaching from our team and a “cheat sheet” of questions and conversation starters.
Career Plan Pitches
Help students develop career plans by listening to their five-minute career presentation, asking questions, and coaching through constructive feedback (one time in the morning for two to three hours in May).