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Volunteer Program Coordinator (Second Chance Society)

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ORGANIZATION: Second Chance Society

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Want to give of your time and make a difference back in our community? If you have a heart for homeless and struggling individuals, this is the opportunity for you! It is probably Second Chance Society's most important volunteer job! Our Volunteer Program Coordinators will interview clients who have been referred to our agency by various social service organizations, homeless shelters, sober and halfway houses, etc. These individuals have reached a juncture in their rehabilitation where they are moving on to become self sufficient and are overcoming obstacles. Through Second Chance funding, they are seeking financial assistance for work-related items or for vocational training/schooling, We will provide you with the client application in advance of your interview and will also provide you with a guideline as to what questions to ask. You can then schedule your interview at a time that will work best for you and for the client. Note: Interviews can be done by phone or in person.

After completing the interview, we ask that you write up a brief client interview report sharing a bit about the client and their current situation, and your experience with them. Most importantly, we ask that you include a description of the exact funding items that are needed (typically things like work shoes, trade tools, safety equipment or licensing fees for jobs; or for clients enrolled in vocational training, it might include text books or school supplies). At the end of your client interview report, we ask that you include a statement saying that you recommend the client for assistance and provide the reason why (it is rare that we decline a client request as the application we will give you has been already been pre-screened).

If you want an up close and personal, meaningful experience with those that are broken but are in the process of healing and really trying hard to move forward, please consider reaching out to us and become a Volunteer Program Coordinator! We think you will have a most special experience as you meet and get to know our clients! We hope to hear from you!

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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About Second Chance Society

Location:

1835 SE 4th AV, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, US

Mission Statement

To give a second chance to homeless and other struggling men and women by providing moral encouragement and removing material barriers to self-sufficiency.

Description

The Second Chance Society is an integral member of the Continuum of Care for the homeless and struggling in Broward County, Florida.

Through the SCS Hand Up Program, Second Chance assists such persons in ther quest to attain self-sufficiency by helping them to overcome material barriers to employment. This is accomplished by providing tools, uniforms, safety equipment, work clothes, licensure, medical exams or other goods or services that may be required of an employer as a precondition of employment. In cases of homeless or struggling individuals who are enrolled in vocational training leading to certification or competency in a viable trade, and who have no other resource to obtain textbooks and school supplies, Second Chance provides these. Clients are normally referred to Second Chance by partner agencies. Clients are never given money by Second Chance Society. Contact is maintained with Hand Up Program clients for at least a year after services are initially provided, and through these contacts SCS continues to provide clients with encouragment in their struggle to realize economic self-sufficiency.

The SCS Careers4Success Program provides training in certain career fields for a limited number of determined homeless and low income clients, so that they may develop the necessary skills to earn a living wage.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Employment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Employment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Tue Jan 17, 2023 - Mon Apr 17, 2023

WHERE

Second Chance House1835 SE 4th AVFort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(26.09786,-80.13895)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • We will be delighted to take any hours you are able to give us.
  • You must have a heart for people who are trying to put their lives back together. Must be compassionate and kind.

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