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Volunteer Your Skillset with Partner Organizations

Our ambassador network is full of amazing young professional leaders with valuable skills to share. Here are ways to support your fellow ambassadors’ work by volunteering your time. The organizations listed below are looking for virtual volunteers for this summer to:

  • Host lunch and learns
  • Facilitate life skills workshops
  • Represent your company or industry as a guest presenter
  • Help with mock interviews
  • Serve as mentors to international college students in your industry


Per Scholas Seeking IT Industry Virtual Volunteers

Let’s Detroit Ambassador Contact: Jinny Han,

The mission of Per Scholas is to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. This mission is accomplished by offering tuition-free courses on coding and operating systems support, closing the skills divide, and achieving diversity in the IT field.

During the month of July, Per Scholas will launch a virtual cohort and are in need of your support and time as a volunteer. They are seeking business partners and friends to assist in providing our students with real world, substantive experiences through mock interviews (as a potential employer), virtual lunch and learns, and guest presentations.

Contact Jinny Han, Director at Per Scholas Detroit for more information about this program and how to apply


Global Detroit Seeking Professional Connectors

Let’s Detroit Ambassador Contact: Guiqiu Wang,

Global Detroit is a regional economic development and community development organization who knows that immigrant inclusion is critical to Detroit’s revitalization and our region’s growth. By ensuring immigrants are a vital part of our region’s community and economic development strategies, they are building a vibrant city and thriving global region with strong neighborhoods, healthy families, competitive companies, successful small businesses, and a rich and diverse cultural life.

The Professional Connector program aims to connect the Global Talent Accelerators participants at Global Detroit with current professionals in the Detroit metropolitan area to expand the GTA participants’ professional network. Those interested will serve as mentors for the GTA participants, identify professional development as well as job opportunities in Michigan, provide constructive feedback to their resumes and cover letter, and help them settle down successfully in our communities.

The match will be made based on the academic backgrounds and personal interests of both the students and the professionals. The GTA students and the volunteer mentors will meet at least once each month.

Contact Guiqiu Wang, Program Manager, International Talent & Entrepreneurship at Global Detroit, for more how to apply.

Detroit Phoenix Center Seeking Life Skills Workshop Hosts

Contact: Sade Beck,

The Detroit Phoenix Center is a high-impact nonprofit, home to the first and only Asset Based Resource Center providing drop in & wrap around services to high risk and homeless youth ages 12-24 in Detroit. In addition to donation and delivery-focused volunteer needs, we seek volunteers to host virtual programming on Instagram Live that is geared towards youth and young adults. Topics include financial literacy, meditation, starting a business, interviewing, study skills and other life skills.

Watch the recap conversation with Courtney Smith, founder of Detroit Phoenix Center, during the Let’s Detroit event on April 30th.

Contact Sade Beck, Program Coordinator at Detroit Phoenix Center to learn how to host a session,.


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