Volunteer Today!

  • Volunteering is a great way for parents, community members, businesses, and other stakeholders to assist with the district’s continued rebuilding and recovery efforts. Below is a summary list of what you can do to help!

    ‘LET’S READ!’
    Time Commitment – 1 hour Weekly
    Let’s Read is a  community-based tutoring and reading enrichment program to support students and teachers in the classroom. Volunteer are trained and placed at local schools to read with children during the school day. Contact Laci.bosquez@detroitk12.org for more information.

    5000 Role Models of Excellence
    Time Commitment – 1-hour Weekly - 5000 Role Models is designed to develop a leadership pipeline for young men utilizing school-based and community mentors and role models engaged through themed weekly meetings, a monthly speaker series, community service projects and college access support. Contact brett.jordan@detroitk12.org for more information.

    Lunch Duty / Arrival and Dismissal 
    Time Commitment – up to 5-hours per week - Lunch duty / Arrival and dismissal assists during the busiest times of school giving you an opportunity to connect and converse with many students while helping maintain a positive culture and safety in and outside  the school free of altercations which can occur without more adult support. Contact laci.bosquez@detroitk12.org for more information.

    Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    Time Commitment – 2-hour Monthly Meeting – Join your school PTA comprised of parents and teachers working together organizing fundraisers, events, and coordination of student support.  Contact Charldine.bowens@detroitk12.org

    School Advisory Council (SAC)
    Time Commitment – 2-hour Monthly Meeting - SACs are constructed of 19 stakeholder groups all vested in the success of the school supporting the principal’s vision for student success. SAC members focus on chronic absenteeism and other student resources to eliminate student barriers. Contact Omar.proctor@detroitk12.org for more information.

    Alumni Council
    Time Commitment – 2-hour Monthly Meeting - The alumni council is composed of alumni members of all current and former DPS and DPSCD high schools focused on the continued connection between our alumni and the current activity of students in our high schools. Contact joi.mausi@detroitk12.org for more information.  

    Gardening and School Beautification Projects
    Time Commitment – Project Based - Work with your local school staff to identify, organize, and implement a beautification project through the farm-to-school program. Build school pride engaging students and the entire community.  Contact Matthew.hargis@detroitk12.org for more information. 

    Family Resource Distribution Center 
    Time Commitment 2-hours Weekly - Organize, deliver, and supply parent visitors with basic needs resources through the district's partnership with Amazon and Feed the Children donors. Contact laci.bosquez@detroitk12.org for more information.

    Go to http://dpscd.galaxydigital.com to complete your volunteer application. Need support? Call  313-873-7490.