Service Coordinators to work directly with those recently released from the Adult Detention Center

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O.A.R. Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

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Work one on one with clients recently released from the Adult Detention Center providing them with emergency services.

Dates and Times Needed:


Monday 1-5 PM
Tuesday 1-5 PM
Wednesday 1-5 PM
Thursday 1-5 PM
Friday 9 AM -12 PM
Friday 1-5 PM


Age: 18 and older Ideal for College students and Seniors

O.A.R. of NOVA has immediate openings for Volunteers for their Service Coordinator position. If these times do not work for you, we have many opportunities available! Contact us at (703) 246-3033 and ask for the volunteer division for more information.

Established in 1971, O.A.R. (Opportunities and Alternative Resources), has been serving the community by achieving it's mission: To rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.

Front Office Assistants represent the first line of support to the clients that O.A.R. serves.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Provide immediate services and entry level case management to those re-entering the community post-release.
Perform triage of walk-in clients and complete case notes for services provided
Correspond with clients, schedule appointments, and accept program payments
Complete daily faxing and filing
Assist volunteer coordinator with assigned clerical tasks


Please note, this is an un-paid position; however, for students (depending on your degree and course work), we are more than happy to partner with your university to help with an Internship or Work Study credits.

Come join our family and see what gifts and talents you have to offer your community!

To learn more about the OAR Volunteer Experience please visit our website http://www.oarnova.org/volunteer-opportunities

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About O.A.R. Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

Location:

10700 Page Ave, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.

Description

OAR NOVA is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Our history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights, and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action. Its origins can be traced to a 1968 prison strike at the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. In response, several local churches convened a conference on Churches and the Correctional System. Following that effort, Jay Worrall, Jr. founded the OAR movement, which at the time stood for Offender Aid and Restoration. It was his vision of citizen visitors helping jail inmates that formed the original premise for the creation of OAR organizations around the country.

In September 1970, Offender Aid and Restoration of Virginia received its articles of incorporation. In 1971, the Fairfax OAR was established, and in 1973, Worrall opened the national office. At the height of the movement there were 22 local agencies in 10 states. Today there remain eight local OAR affiliates, four of which are in Virginia, who have emerged as viable non-profit organizations with expanded missions and service delivery areas. In 1998, OAR NOVA voted to change its name from Offender Aid and Restoration to do business as "Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources" in order to better reflect the organization’s mission and goals.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10640 Page AveSuite 250Fairfax, VA 22030

(38.84574,-77.31235)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Case Work / Management
  • Public Advocacy
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours minimum per week.
  • A passion for helping those in need!

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