Volunteer

Our Volunteers CHange Lives

Volunteer
Programs

Where are your skills best utilized or what area are you interested in?

Volunteer
Projects

Groups gather to complete a needed project at one of the homes,

Volunteer
Experiences

Learn what it’s like to volunteer from volunteers

Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are integral to operations at Angels’ Place & provide a network of resources to Angels’ Place residents!

We embrace the diversity of volunteers that share time with us. We believe that each has unique gifts to share and we carefully match volunteers to the needs at Angels’ Place. Relatively large projects can often be broken down in order to engage an adult with technical skills & experience, as well as to focus the energy of an especially young group.

We respect the commitment & value the time that volunteers share.

  • Volunteers in action are frequently highlighted in photos & articles, in newsletters & social media.
  • Volunteers are nominated for outside awards from state of Michigan & other agencies.
  • Volunteers are supported with letters of recommendation when applying to college, Peace Corp, employment, etc.

How much time can you invest?

  • Some Volunteers may create a regular schedule (i.e. weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits).
  • Some Volunteers may work on an as needed basis to complete projects.
  • Volunteers may use their time to fulfill service hour requirements for your school or other organization.

What do you need to know?

  • We encourage volunteers to attend an orientation which are held in January, March, May and September.
  • Policy – Angels’ Place is committed to equal opportunity and abides by all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Age Requirements – There are many volunteer activities for all ages.
  • State Law and Local Regulations – To work in proximity of our residents you must provide proof of a negative TB test that is no more than five years old.
  • Application – Each applicant will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to determine interests and opportunities.

Interested in Volunteering at Angels' Place

Project Areas

Enrichment

Enrichment Volunteers facilitate & assist day program.

Skill & Requirements

  • Availability of at least 2 hours, Monday through Thursday
  • Volunteer application & recent TB test
  • A smile & willingness to share time with residents!

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Development Volunteers share their faith with basic Christian messages using various formats including: books, music, crafts, songs and object lessons. Specific scheduling is based on individual volunteer and home schedules.

Skill & Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Christian Ministry
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • Application & TB test

HOME MAINTENANCE

Home Maintenance Volunteers are on call & respond to home manager requests for minor repairs.

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to complete minor repairs contact the facilities manager with work beyond their ability or availability

Seasonal Yard Maintenance Volunteers

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to weed & rake leaves as needed

Spring & Fall Yard Clean Up Volunteers

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to rake, trim shrubs & low tree branches, clean gutters, wash windows & patio furniture

Special Projects include Eagle Scouts & skilled corporate groups

Skill & Requirements

  • Volunteer skills are carefully matched with appropriate projects

HOME MONITOR

Home Monitors are assigned a home to monitor with unannounced visits. On each visit, the volunteers use a specific list to evaluate various aspects of the home, including: cleanliness, safety, resident activities, etc.

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to travel to and visit a home 6 times a year and complete required documentation, following an orientation with the home monitor coordinator
  • Volunteers may not monitor a home where a relative or friend lives or works

Office

Clerical Support Volunteers file, enter data, answer phones & help on special projects.

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to perform any or all of the above tasks

Mailing Volunteers fold, stuff, label & stamp all mailed event invitations, etc.

Skill & Requirements

  • Requires attention to detail

Technology & Social Media Support Volunteers

Skill & Requirements

  • General background & knowledge in these areas (often project specific)

PANTRY

Pantry Volunteers Stocking, shelving and organizing goods, picking up donated goods, filling orders.

Skill & Requirements

  • Ability to lift boxes of canned goods & organize goods on shelves
  • Ability to fill orders

Mailing Volunteers fold, stuff, label & stamp all mailed event invitations, etc.

Skill & Requirements

  • Requires attention to detail

Technology & Social Media Support Volunteers

Skill & Requirements

  • General background & knowledge in these areas (often project specific)

Resident Relationship

Resident Relationship Volunteers offer companionship, often teaching or sharing a special talent or interest, with an individual resident or all residents of a specific home. Resident-volunteer relationships develop while enjoying time together. Volunteer visits may include doing crafts, art projects, puzzles, playing games, cooking, playing Wii, enjoying sports, planting an herb garden, playing musical instrument or sharing a love of cars.

Skill & Requirements

  • A willingness to share companionship at mutually agreed upon times with residents
  • Application & TB test

Events

Golf & Tennis Annual Fundraiser

Skill & Requirements

  • Knowledge of golf or tennis

Annual Family Fun Day Fundraiser

Skill & Requirements

  • Willingness to help as needed (games, food tent, clean up, etc.)

Annual Dinner Fundraiser

Skill & Requirements

  • Sell raffle tickets, cook books & ornaments

Annual Resident Talent Show

Skill & Requirements

  • TBD

Miracle League Softball

Skill & Requirements

  • Monday evening softball league June – August

Annual Resident Christmas Party

Skill & Requirements

  • TBD

Volunteer Experiences

Nikhil

I joined Angel's place because I wanted to help people with disabilities improve their quality of life. Every time I go to the St. Francis House, I see the bright smiles of men in the house who are earnest to develop their skills whether it be critical thinking or learning how to use technology to connect with their loved ones. Seeing their progress motivates me to do the most with my God-given abilities and after every session I leave with a tremendous satisfaction that I have done something good which draws me back to help more.

Frances

Working at Angel's Place has been a great experience. I have been here over 3 years and what impresses me about the company are the friendly people working here. Various positions from corporate, dcw's, managers, mechanics, handy people, crafters, spiritual developers, and volunteers all interact very well.

I am fortunate to be part of serving the community of men and women with special needs. Each day they remind me how to live with grace and humor. Overall it has been a rewarding experience and I hope you will consider joining the Angels' Place team!

Amenzee

Being a part of Angels' Place has allowed me to grow in my walk and faith in Christ. It humbles me and teaches me how to serve ALL his children regardless of ability and circumstance. Barb and the women of Middlebury home are loving, kind, accepting, and generous. Something that we all can teach and learn from every day... Angels' Place is where it is.

Hearts Inspiring, Hands Serving, Homes Enduring Since 1992

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Southfield, MI 48034
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