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.
As part of a small team of two or three volunteers, you will ensure that residents in one of the ASSIST houses continue to live together in a safe and secure way, and that the property is used appropriately. In doing so, you will contribute to ASSIST clients enjoying the stability of having long-term accommodation while they seek to address the root causes of their asylum situation and destitution.
Carrying out regular visits and house meetings at one of ASSIST’s shared houses and maintaining an ongoing working relationship with the residents
Hold individual meetings with residents where appropriate or necessary
Reporting to the Accommodation Worker any issues that have been identified during house visits or by residents
Acting as first point of contact for residents to report issues
Helping residents to make practical arrangements for living together
Moving new residents in and out of accommodation and briefing them on the safe use of the property
Providing cleaning materials and other household essentials for the residents (expenses will be reimbursed)
Reporting on issues identified during house visit to the accommodation worker
Taking part in monthly meetings of the housing team (2nd Monday of each month between 7 and 9 pm)
Liaising with other ASSIST teams to ensure clients receive best possible service and support