The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Northwest Family Service Center7051 Brooklyn BlvdBrooklyn Center, MN55429
Primary Responsibilities of Volunteer:
Greet clients as they enter the Self Service Room and determine the areas to which they need to be referred
Answer general questions about services
Set clients up on computers
Inform clients about the Self Service Room and services offered.
If the volunteer is bi-lingual, (s) he may choose to use these skills to assist individuals with limited English.
Assist staff with routine clerical tasks/project (update brochures and bulletin boards, etc.)
Good listening and communication skills
The ideal applicant will be friendly and enjoy meeting people
Ability to evaluate situation to gather needed information
Good judgment and decision making skills in assessing various situations
Respect for confidentiality of customers
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
A sense of responsibility toward the position demonstrated by good attendance and punctuality
Professional appearance and behavior
Respect for the multicultural nature of the customers including their dress, religious beliefs, and language
Must be 18 years or older and pass a standard background check
One or more 3-4 hour shift(s) per week during the hours of 10am to 3pm
A three or more month commitment to the program. Apply to see current available shifts.
The volunteer is supported by the on-site staff members available to provide guidance and respond to questions and special situations. A Coordinator of Volunteers assists with volunteer service agreement, provides most training, and manages other volunteer program matters.
Volunteers gain experience working with individuals from various ethnic, language, and cultural backgrounds
Volunteers gain experience assisting staff and greeting clients in a county government Human Services Department office setting
Human Services training opportunities are available at no cost
Free ramp parking
Volunteers can be reimbursed monthly for related transportation expenses within allowable limits by completing a request form
Invitation to attend annual volunteer recognition event along with occasional OMNI Theater tickets offers
Letters of recommendation can be written on request
Performance reviews are provided by a Coordinator of Volunteers with input from on-site staff members