Client Services and Outreach Intern


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Jan 12, 2017 - Sat Apr 15, 2017

Where

1419 Cornwall AveBellingham, WA 98225

About

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Chore program provides volunteers to help the elderly and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own home. Volunteers do chores like housekeeping, shopping, laundry, yard work and minor household repairs, helping this vulnerable population when other resources are unavailable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client services

* Evaluation client’s needs and help allocate program resources

* Perform client intake and assessment interviews, on the phone and in person

* Become knowledgeable about community resources and make alternate resource referrals

* Maintain and report on contact with clients

* Promote program to prospective volunteers, clients, and the general community

* Interface with case managers, social workers, and other care providers from numerous human resource agencies

Outreach

* Update and revise primary materials that are used to promote the program within the community

* Promote program to prospective volunteers, client, and the general community

* Contact community groups and arrange speaking opportunities

* Represent the program at events and speaking to groups

* Assist the Program Director in interviewing both volunteers and clients and documenting their stories in writing, photographs, and possibly video

BENEFITS:

* Builds valuable experience for certain university majors (Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)

* Letters of recommendation can be provided after minimum 3 month commitment

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Chore Program Specialist, Donna Hennessey at donnah@whatcomvolunteer.org

Skills

  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 to 20 hours per week
  • good communitcation,work independently, strong phone and keyboarding & computer skills

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