Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Baldwin Center. Every meal that’s served, each person who visits our Clothes Closet, and all of the children and teens engaged in our youth programs are able to find what they need because of the nearly 3,000 volunteers who bring these services to life. We are thankful for these friends, and are always looking for new faces join us. Here’s how you can join us…
Something for Everyone
Ongoing, regular volunteering - You can sort clothes in the Clothes Closet, tutor an adult in our GED lab, mentor a child or teen by helping with homework or other enrichment activities, answer the phones & assist with clerical responsibilities, or deliver groceries to elderly residents.
One time or occasional volunteering – We also work with people who need to complete volunteer service as part of a class or school requirement, as ordered by the court, or through the Work First program. We can also help you get your family, friends or coworkers involved in volunteering, particularly around the holidays.
Work projects - If you or your group is looking to make a difference in the community, we have a variety of projects to engage you for the day. Baldwin has hosted work groups from OU to celebrate MLK Day 2012, Alternative Spring Break groups, many Eagle Scout projects, and even team-building exercises for workplaces.
Finding Your Fit: Come for a Volunteer Information Session!
We like to sit down with new volunteers to make sure you find the best fit. We embrace new ideas and the people with the passion to carry them out. This past year our youth were led by a woman with a vision for recycled arts and crafts, and were part of a music program created by a young man with a passion for guitar. When bank employees decided to spend part of their week volunteering at Baldwin, they presented a financial literacy program. These programs did not exist before. Whatever your passion, there is a way for you to get involved.
Volunteer Info Session Schedule
Come for an introduction to the Baldwin Center. Light refreshments, time for Q&A, and a tour will be provided.
Sessions are currently scheduled the First Monday of the month at 4:00 pm and the Third Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm. Call 248.332.6101 if you are unable to attend those times.
Orientation & Training
Baldwin hosts several orientation and training sessions each month for folks who have already attended a Volunteer Information Session or for those interested in:
- Volunteering in our afterschool youth enrichment program, orientations fall on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30pm
- Volunteers wanting to tutor adults in our GED preparation program, orientations are every Friday at 12:30pm.
- Volunteers completing court-ordered or WorkFirst/JETT-related community service, orientations are every Wednesday at 12:00pm.
To learn more, please contact Lisa Machesky, at 248-332-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.