VOLUNTEER

The United Community Housing Coalition is always grateful for our volunteers. People like you are making a difference in the community every day and have a direct impact in our clients' lives.
If you are interested in volunteering, send a copy of your resume and a brief cover letter expressing your skills or desired program to work with to volunteer@uchcdetroit.org

We also have a current need for the following roles/Programs:

1.  Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project Volunteer
2.  TABE/GED Tutor - Supportive Services

See below for details about each volunteer role and how to apply.


1.  Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project Volunteer

The Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project (TFPP) is looking for dedicated volunteers. Interested candidates may be asked to make phone calls to clients, aid with community events, organize files, and assist with door-to-door canvassing. 

TFPP Volunteers are expected to attend a Training event. We currently hold Volunteer Trainings events every 3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in our offices. 
Interested parties must RSVP ahead of time with Meghan Strickland at extension 339 or at mstrickland@uchcdetroit.org. 

Upcoming Volunteer Training events are October 18th, November 15th, and December 20th. If you are unable to attend any of those dates, please email Meghan with your interests.
We look forward to working with you soon!


2.  TABE/GED Tutor - Supportive Services

United Community Housing Coalition is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as a GED Tutor under the supervision of the Supportive Services Coordinator. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Tutoring Adult Basic Education, Pre-GED and GED courses using instructional methods geared toward the adult learner in a classroom setting. Plan lessons and curriculum based on the learning needs of culturally diverse and multi-skill level students which prepare students to pass the GED tests and/or enhance basic education skills.
  • Tutor the GED test areas (literature, writing, social studies, science and math) or adult basic education skills areas (writing, math, language).
  • Administer TABE tests to determine individual progress. Creating a climate that encourages and supports learning.
  • Assist with completing and maintaining appropriate student registration, attendance, and assessment records, and ensure timely recording of client data.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of adult learner and alternative educational methods and have the ability to apply these methods for adult, at-risk teens and multi-cultural students.
  • Ability to teach and relate to students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds and overcome barriers to success in a multi-level class and help foster a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and through correct written grammar and usage.
Qualifications & Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in Education preferred
  • Minimum of one year teaching preferred
  • Computer literacy and basic skills with using Microsoft Word required
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to ErnestThompson elt3@uchcdetroit.org.  


About UCHC

The United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.
The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.
Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.
All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, United Community Housing Coalition complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination.
Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.