This is probably Second Chance Society's most important volunteer job! Our Program Coordinators make appointments and travel to various homeless shelters and other human services agencies to interview potential clients. The Program Coordinator inquires into the scope and depth of our client's needs and assesses the client's sincerity in wanting help. Clients that come to us for help are typically referred by case managers from social service agencies and organizations. The potential clients have demonstrated a certain level of success in their rehabilitation and a desire to become economically self sufficient. We need you to verify the information on their application and ascertain whether they are making the necessary effort to merit this assistance. After conducting the interview, you will recommend small grants to needy people who require an essential item to get them back in the work force. This might include things like work shoes, trade tools, safety equipment or licensing fees. For clients enrolled in vocational training, it might include text books or school supplies. Once approved, you can, if you choose, take client shopping to purchase the item(s) they need. Finally, you write a short summary of your experience to complete the file on that case.
The Second Chance Society is a well established 501(c)3 non-profit. It has just one paid employee, an Administrative Assistant, and is otherwise an all volunteer organization. SCS is a United Way of Broward Partner Agency and plays an integral role in the Continuum of Care for the Homeless in our community.
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