WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY ID CARD?
This card extends symbolic recognition as members of the community to certain traditionally excluded populations, allowing them access to basic services and facilitating the work of law enforcement and emergency responders when encountering victims of accident or crime.
The Mercer County Area Community ID Card is intended to act as a widely recognized token of membership in a common endeavor, that of accepting each other as human beings, interdependent, co - responsible for our own and our neighbor’s well being, so that together we can build a better community for ALL.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE COMMUNITY ID CARD?
We all do. The Police, Fire and EMS personnel now have contact information for anyone who requires assistance and cannot speak for themselves due to injury or language barrier. Health and Public Safety will be strengthened when ALL members of our community feel included, and have a stake, in the social fabric.
WHO ISSUES THE CARD??
The card is issued by the Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group, in partnership with local civic and social service organizations.
For more information please visit our website www.laldef.org
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the processing and distribution of the Mercer County Area Community ID Card on Wednesday's at the Welcome House. We offer the ID services from 3PM-5PM every Wednesday. We ask volunteers to come ten minutes before the shift in order to have time to set up.
- Data Entry
- Basic Computer Skills
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 2 hours per week
- Interested volunteers should be comfortable speaking some Spanish.