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Do you enjoy working with youth? Become a Support Volunteer for our Summer Youth Employment Program

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ORGANIZATION: Centro Multicultural La Familia

  • 1 person is interested

We are looking for a culturally informed individual that enjoys working with youth to join us in our annual SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) in partnership with the MI-DNR (Department of Natural Resources). This is a youth employment program with 10-15 teenagers, aged 16-19. It is held outdoors, in various natural landscapes to engage youth with farming, gardening and natural resource-based education. We will meet Monday-Friday from June to August and often culminate in a week-long camping trip Up North. This individual must love the outdoors and feel comfortable providing mentorship and meaningful land-based connection with youth, facilitating activities and not be afraid of getting dirty! This position is supported by a Program Director and a small team of Centro Multicultural staff members and community partners.

SYEP volunteers must have the below skills/abilities:

  • Outgoing, caring, and compassionate attitude when interacting with teenagers.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills to converse with youth and parents.
  • Patience and stamina for keeping up with the demands of youth and outdoor activities.
  • Multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual abilities in Spanish are desirable but not mandatory.

+ Essential Role Functions

  • Coordinating and assisting with lunch pick up.
  • Chaperone field trips.
  • Facilitating ice breakers, team building exercises, scavenger hunts.
  • Supervise teenage youth throughout the program.
  • Work creatively, including but not limited to facilitating art activities, mural projects, and painting.

+ Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License.
  • Must be 20 years of age or older.
  • Complete volunteer application form and references.
  • All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and an informal interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • CPR and first-aid certifications (if not, training will be provided by Centro Multicultural).

+ Education and Experience

  • +6 months experience working with teenage youth.
  • Experience or interest in farming, gardening, art, hiking or outdoor related skills and activities.

+ Schedule


  • Program Dates: TBD (Late June- Early August 2024)
    Flexible schedule Available days/times:
    • 9:00-5:00 pm Monday through Thursday
    • 9:00-3:00 pm Friday
  • Volunteer will commit to a regular time slot/schedule for the program duration

Work environment

  • Activities are held at several outdoor sites in and around Oakland County. Example: Trinity Farm and Centro Multicultural

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About Centro Multicultural La Familia


35 W. Huron, Suite 100, Pontiac, MI 48342, US

Mission Statement

WE provide culturally competent support services to families in a holistic approach to improve their quality of life


To provide culturally-competent support services to families in a holistic approach in order to improve their quality of life. We are a private, not-for-profit, mission-driven organization that provides comprehensive services to a diverse community. While most of the clients we serve now are of Latin descent, we strive to offer services to a broader cultural community. We are proud to be able to offer culturally and linguistically competent services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, victims of crime advocacy, parenting education, health education and promotion, wellness workshops, Exito Educativo and support and interpretation for pregnant women at St Joseph’s Women Center.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Environment


Mon Jun 17, 2024 - Fri Aug 30, 2024


Multiple locations Pontiac, MI 48342



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Outdoor Recreation




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 week commitment (duration of the program)

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