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.
Do you believe that everyone deserves a safe place to sleep at night? Are you passionate about ending homelessness in our community? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then the Waypoint team is a perfect fit for you! Waypoint’s Homeless & Housing Program is in need of a volunteer or intern to assist with client follow up by contacting individuals who are currently living unsheltered in our community. By staying in contact with these individuals, we believe we can ensure their basics needs are being met and that they can be placed into shelter or housing as soon as possible.
TIME COMMITMENT: Part-time with flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week. Opportunity can be arranged to fit your schedule and meet any additional requirements.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contact clients who are currently waiting to be sheltered to assess immediate needs
Assist with program components as assigned
Complete requested paperwork and data entry in a timely manner
Comply with all Waypoint policies and procedures
Maintain client and program confidentiality as defined in the Waypoint Confidentiality Policy
Demonstrate a positive attitude and professional manner, both in appearance and actions in carrying out job responsibilities
Follow WAYPOINT CRISIS COMMUNICATION PLAN completely in crisis situations
Maintain scheduled hours and notify your immediate supervisor personally of absences
Accurately maintain necessary forms and records and submit in a timely manner
Be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the total work environment
Must be at least 18 years-old
Understanding of the dynamics of homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse/assault, substance abuse, and mental illness
Demonstrate a sensitivity to working with families of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and an understanding of poverty and oppression