Office help at Hayward homeless shelter

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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

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South County Homeless Project provides shelter, meals, and services to homeless Hayward residents


The BOSS South County Homeless Project in Hayward needs a volunteer to assist with basic administrative and reception duties that include, including:

  • Organizing/filing/updating binders
  • Answer phones
  • Greet visitors
  • Misc. office help

SCHP serves homeless individuals experiencing varying degrees of mental illness. We are looking for individuals 18 years or older who show good boundaries, are non-judgmental, work well with diverse groups of people, and prize the dignity and privacy of the individuals we work above all else.

DAYS/TIMES: Sometime M-F, between 9 am-5 pm - Hours are flexible, we can arrange per your schedule.

Working at this program will give you unique understanding of the needs of vulnerable people in our community, and the satisfaction of making a difference in their lives and for a great cause!!

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About Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency


1918 University Ave. #2A, Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision BOSS believes in building a community where everyone has access to affordable housing and the means to care for themselves and their families, and where there is inclusive participation in community decision-making. Our Mission BOSS's mission is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Our Values In order to be most effective, BOSS strives every day for excellence in behavior and ethics, excellence in service delivery, excellence in systems, and excellence in leadership. Our relationships are guided by the principles of active compassion, courtesy, and dignity.


Since 1971 BOSS has provided housing and services to over 1,500 homeless people each year. We have programs for both single adults and families with children. Most BOSS participants are dealing with multiple challenges: mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, illiteracy, lack of job skills, social isolation, trauma, and entrenched feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness. BOSS programs focus on teaching life skills, connecting people with community resources, and creating supportive and positive environments that motivate people and build hope.

Our services address 4 areas:
- HOUSING: Shelter, transitional/special needs housing, permanent housing assistance.
- HEALTH: Physical and mental health services, medication monitoring, drug/alcohol recovery counseling, socialization, case management for the seriously mentally ill.
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Job readiness assessments, resume-building, job search assistance, job development with employers, job creation, adult education.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE: Community building, leadership development, and collaborative action campaigns on targeted policy goals.


We'll work with your schedule.


258 West A StreetHayward, CA 94541



  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Office Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Office Reception
  • Organization


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-10 hours per week
  • TB test

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