Purpose: Interns will assist families who are receiving extended support from stepping stones shelter. Their work will assist families exiting the shelter to transition into a more stable living situation.
Description of Duties: Follow up with families in their 2 nd and 3 rd year of being registered in post shelter support. Interns will be trained by our case managers for the first few visits, and interns will complete the rest of their home visits independently. During these visits you will help residents fill out forms describing what families would like to accomplish and work on as well as put together any "wish lists" they might have to obtain supplies from the shelter.
Time Requirement: Semester or Summer long commitment to volunteering 15 to 20 hours a week
Qualifications: 18 years or older, preferably attending college in a field related to social service, able to provide own transportation to clients homes and the shelter, great communication skills, patient and understanding of sensitive family issues
Orientation/Training: After applying, you will come in to clarify any questions you may have about the position with our Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. You will then receive a tour of the house. Afterwards, you will receive more specific training for home visits from Divita Washington (Director of External Client Relations) and KeAndre Blue (Client Relations Coach). We will also provide any necessary forms for your home visits.
Benefits: Opportunity to work with disadvantaged populations and promote them to a stable environment, practice of social work related skills, professional references, networking, potential to receive internship credits through an accredited university or college.
Evaluation and Reporting Procedures: When in the shelter, you would sign in and out to record your time here. All volunteers are expected to arrive on time. If you need to call out in the case of sickness or an emergency, please let us know 24 hours ahead of time. Interns will report to Divita and KeAndre.
Location: Calls and organizational tasks will be completed at Stepping Stones Shelter. Visits will be done in client's homes.
- Data Entry
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Work / Management
- Administrative Support
- Family Therapy
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 12-20 hours per week