Outreach Advocate Volunteer - Driver


(33.494728,-117.66477)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

32232 Paseo AdelantoSte #DSan Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

About

OFT is looking for an Outreach Advocate Angel who will be able to accompany our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness to their appointments within Orange County, to include medical and county agencies. This role also requires you to be an advocate for the individual at their appointments. Many times our homeless needs and concerns are overlooked because they are homeless or a mental illness hinders them from effectively communicating in a timely manner. This is where you come in. You will be their voice and make sure their needs are met and concerns addressed. You will need to establish a friendship with them and understand their needs to properly assist at their appointment. It may also be necessary to navigate medical referrals and make sure this is done in a timely and efficient manner.

Please Note: The appointments can be made according to your available schedule in a timely fashion. You will pick up our brother or sister experiencing homelessness at a preset meeting location that is convenient to them. You will drop them off at same location. Previous outreach experience with the homeless population is preferred. This is an extremely rewarding position that can truly make a difference.


Skills
  • Patience

  • Empathetic

  • Communication Skills

  • Scheduling

  • Follows direction

  • Good Listener

  • Problem Solver

  • Punctual

  • Safe Driver


Requirements & Commitment
  • Volunteers own reliable transportation

  • Valid CA Driver's License

  • Vehicle Insurance

  • Background Check to include DMV

  • Time commitment varies: 4 - 6 hours per week to 4-8 per month

  • Typically the geographic area is South County/Irvine and South of Irvine, with some appointments in central county

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 4 - 6 hours per week to 4-8 per month

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