Help Vulnerable Young People in Detroit-Drop-In and Resource Center Assistant


Cause Areas


Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:00 AM - Thu May 31, 2018 07:00 PM


8801 Woodward AveDetroit, MI 48202


Volunteer Match Job description - Drop In Center Program Assistant

Detroit Phoenix Center empowers youth and young adults by providing them with emotional support, resources for basic needs and tangible tools for a fresh start. Services include

  • A drop-in center that provides case management, job support, food, laundry and shower facilities, social emotional learning opportunities, llife skills/educational workshops and wellness and risk reduction resources through our partners

Detroit Phoenix Centers’ Drop-In Center provides basic needs assistance and intensive case management to homeless and vulnerable youth and young adults ages 13-25. The Center provides access to food, bus tickets, hygiene, clothing, laundry and shower facilities, as well as programs focusing on employment, education, independent living skills and social support services.

Program Assistants at the Drop-In Center build relationships that provide assistance and encouragement to the youth and young adults and supervise and support clients as they work to achieve their goals. PAs participate in client orientations and programs and help clients navigate on-line job applications and job websites. They also assist staff with day-to-day center management including providing clients access to the kitchen, shower, laundry and computers and distribute hygiene supplies when needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires the following skills: Case Work / Management, Counseling / Mental Health, Crisis Counseling, Critical Thinking, People Skills

All volunteers are required to participate in a 2-day volunteer training. The first volunteer training dates are on January 27th and February 3rd.


  • People Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • Social Work
  • Hospitality

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • At least one shift per week.

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