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 Shernitha Gray at Shernitha@WinningFutures.org or 586-294-8449.
- Scholarship Judge: Virtual Essay Using scoresheets and direction provided by staff, you will read and score written scholarship essays from our Workforce Prep students. Judging will take place in mid to late April. Total estimated time is 2-4 hours.
- Scholarship Judge: Virtual Interview Participate in interviews and evaluations of students who applied for a scholarship. A Winning Futures staff member will host the interview with you and provide direction and support. Interviews will be scheduled in late April and conducted via Zoom. Total estimated time is 2-3 hours.
- Career Coach: Professionalism Workshop Winning Futures staff will teach a professionalism lesson to students. Then, with staff guidance and support, you will facilitate a fun virtual group activity with three to five students. The activity will simulate the process of evaluating, promoting, and terminating fictional employees. The event will take place in mid-March. Total estimated time is one hour.
- Career Coach: Resume Review Human resources and hiring managers who volunteer will review and critique resumes submitted by our College Success Coaching students (Winning Futures alumni now in college). This activity will take place over two weeks in mid-March. You will be asked to review 2-4 resumes.
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.