Service Placements

The Christ the King Service Corps is a faith-based community of full-time volunteers living and working in Northwest Detroit. Volunteers commit for one or more years, and are provided housing, food, use of a community car, medical insurance and a small monthly stipend. The CKSC is seeking new volunteers for the volunteer year beginning in August. 

Teacher (Christ the King Catholic School)
Job description: Christ the King Catholic School, one of the four remaining Catholic elementary schools in the city of Detroit, has multiple placements available. Volunteers teach in their own self-contained classroom. From lesson planning and classroom management to grading and interacting with parents - this is a complete teaching experience. However, volunteers are highly supported by veteran mentor teachers and given an extensive “teacher bootcamp” before school starts. Teaching certificate is a big plus, but alternative placements may be possible for those without certification. Possible subjects include: Math, Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Great for someone who is: Highly organized; Great with planning; Willing to take on a challenge; Can ask for help when needed.

Food Pantry Assistant (St. Christine’s Christian Services)
Job description: Aiding the community with a multitude of practical services since 1983, SCCS seeks to improve the living standard of one of Detroit’s most in need communities through meaningful relationships and enabling individuals to grow as self-sufficient and contributing members of the society. This volunteer will work with the main aspects of SCCS: food pantry assistance, soup kitchen, hospitality suite, conversation, garden programs, St. Vincent de Paul, bus transportation and more. This volunteer will also represent SCCS, Christ the King Catholic Church and its cluster sister parish in the community through attending meetings, partnering with local organizations and meeting with neighborhood leaders. This position includes lifting large boxes and driving a full-sized van.
Great for someone who is: Interested in meeting diverse people; Striving for racial integration and social inclusion.

Community Organizing - Communications (MOSES)
Job Description: MOSES (Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength) is an interfaith organization dedicated to organizing congregations and communities to help them work for equity and social justice in Metro Detroit by promoting: “safe zone” neighborhoods, access to health care and healthy foods, public transportation and immigrant rights. Multiple placements available work with congregations, government officials, individuals and the youth organizing campaign. Volunteer will be responsible for communications (quarterly print and monthly electronic newsletters; Interviewing leaders for content; Attend MOSES events to capture essence for Newsletter content & Pictures) and partnering with organizers to create change! Experience with cultural, socio-economic and religious diversity and basic knowledge of Community Organizing a plus.
Great for someone who is: A grassroots activist; Highly adaptable; Loves hearing and sharing stories; Passionate about meeting new people.

Residential Advisor (Covenant House Michigan)
Job description: This direct service position will have the volunteer working closely with youth (18-22) experiencing homelessness as they participate in Covenant House’s programs and transition into a safe, stable and successful adulthood. Work will range from helping clients acquire photo ID and documents upon entry, to connecting clients with programs, lifeskill and services, to following up after the program ends to check in on client progress. Degree in a related field a plus, but great energy and a passion for service are what makes a perfect candidate for this position. Valid driver's license required. Must get Michigan license upon arrival.
Great for someone who is: Interested in youth empowerment; Ready for the challenge and reward of working with vulnerable populations.

Intake and Homecare Social Worker (Community & Home Supports, Inc.)
Job description: Two placements available, pieces of either or both will be included depending on volunteer interest and skills. First: CHS’s Housing Program. Focusing on intake, assessment, services navigation, housing placement and case management duties for homeless individuals, families and those at risk of homelessness. Second: CHS’s Life Skills and Homecare program, advocacy for seniors to keep them living independently. Service occurs through intake, assessment, care plans, case management, referrals and being a complete advocate for clients. Case notes and documentation are key to both positions!
Great for someone who is: Self-possessed, outgoing and ready to engage the known and unknown on behalf of clients; Interested in diving into the world of social work!

Head Start (Wayne Metro Community Action Agency)
Job description: Support Head Start by promoting early childhood services to families in service areas and coordinating family engagement for students. Coordinate and promote Early Childhood Services (Head Start/ Early Head Start/ Great Start Readiness Program) to local service partners and the community at large. Develop, maintain, and distribute community resource materials of use by enrolled families and staff. Provide information, referral and coordinating efforts to link staff and families with community resources.
Great for someone who is: Interested in urban education, but doesn’t have education experience.

School Based Prevention Specialist (Development Centers)
Job description: Implement School Based Prevention Programs serving children and adolescents. The service corps member will utilize a prevention curriculum with evidenced based intervention strategies and activities with children and adolescents. Working in many different schools, this service corps member will make a lot of community connections.
Great for someone who is: High energy; Ready to take on the challenges of meeting youth where they are at.

Head Start Assistant Teacher (Development Centers)
Job description: Very young children in Detroit get a huge boost from early education. The Assistant Teacher will work closely with a lead teacher in planning and implementing educational activities for preschool age children encouraging growth and development. In addition to classroom work, this person will work to promote cooperative, constructive relationships with families to ensure the children meet their full potential.
Great for someone who is: Interested in urban education, but doesn’t have education experience or teacher certification; Passionate about families.

Job Coach/Classroom Instructor (Development Centers)
Job description: The service corps member in this position instructs participants in the Job Club and Job Search component of the PATH Program (Partnership, Accountability, Training, and Hope). They will also facilitate a speakers’ bureau and resources. And support clients’ job readiness activities which will include resume building and interview preparation.
Great for someone who is: Flexible, resourceful and wants to work with people one on one.

Community Programs Manager (Brightmoor Artisans Collective)
Job Description: Work to increase the surrounding community’s accessibility to fresh, locally sourced produce and education on the importance of nutrition and home cooking. Help run BAC’s cafe and farmers’ market, coordinate with St. Christine’s Food Pantry, and assist with events at BAC. This service corps member will be responsible for overseeing our youth cafe and market training program. In this program, youth from the neighborhood will receive stipends to work alongside the service corps member to plan and prepare weekly menus to be served in our cafe, staff the cafe, and participate in the facilitation of our seasonal farmers’ market. Additionally, as we strive to strengthen the collaboration between BAC and St. Christine’s and this service corps member will be working to increase the efficacy of our partnership through collaborative events, distributions and outreach.
Great for someone who is: Interested in being a part of a young, small and flexible non-profit that is doing some really unique work. 

Workforce Associate Volunteer (United Way for SouthEastern Michigan) 
Job description: Access to quality jobs and workers ready to take on those jobs are some of the biggest issues facing Detroit. The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, an asset of United Way, is looking for a volunteer to help in building a strong network of nonprofits & other workforce organizations  engaged in every stage of that work. Recruit organizations, coordinate them coming together, develop and share resources, and gather leaders so that every Detroit resident can reach their full potential.  
Great for someone who is: Interested in big picture community work; Enjoys planning as well as executing a plan; Aware that collaboration between organizations is just as important as each individual agency.