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 Shernitha Gray at Shernitha@WinningFutures.org or 586-294-8449 for more information.
Virtual mentoring is safe, fun, and impactful! Through online sessions, virtual mentors help high school students develop life skills and learn job readiness strategies, explore different careers, and set academic and career goals. With training and support from staff, virtual mentors participate in one-hour weekly online sessions that are structured, evidence-based, and packed with opportunities to make a meaningful difference in a Metro Detroit student’s life. We are taking applications for the 2021-22 school year. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2021.
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.