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.
Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives. Our programs carry out our mission to offer "a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow." Step Up DC, Calvary’s job placement program, connects eligible candidates in Calvary’s transitional and permanent housing programs to employers in the community, empowering women to take the first steps in their journey towards financial independence and permanent housing. The Step Up DC Job Lead Facilitator allows 4-6 participants to access the computers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If time allows, the Step Up DC Job Lead Facilitator may be asked to do light administrative work in support of the Step Up DC Program.
Job Lead Facilitators should be patient and respectful people, who have enough computer experience to log the residents onto the machines, monitoring that the activities are appropriate, and answering any questions that may arise in regards to best job searching practices and technology.
This is a great indiviual volunteer opportunity or a great opportunity for a small group of colleagues. To learn more about volunteering in a group, read here: https://www.calvaryservices.org/2017/06/seeking-volunteer-groups-for-calvarys-job-placement-program/