Shelter Volunteer - Overnight & Day Assistance


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

168 Park StreetEast Orange, NJ 07017
Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation Logo

About

Have time and want to contribute to a great cause?

Homeless is a real issue in NJ and it's really big in the LGBT community. This particular group of individuals face difficult challenges within their home just because of their sexual preference.

A FEW FACTS:

  • Studies show that 26% of young gay males surveyed had to leave home because they were not accepted once they came out to their families.
  • Another study of gay and lesbian youth found that two out of five had been physically assaulted, with more than three-fifths of the incident’s having occurring in their homes.
  • LGBT youth are two to three times as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide.
  • Housing is a major social determinate of health and a mitigating risk factor for HIV/STD infection.

Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation is looking for a team of volunteers that can help us at ths emerengcy shelter that runs 24/7. Simple assistance from helping distribute food, washing clothes, yard work, being a mentor and more.

Once a week, once a month or even once every other month--choose a schedule that’s right for you!

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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