The Accelerator YMCA is the social services branch of the Y of Greater Seattle. We provide holistic support to young people and their families who have experienced trauma to help them become safe, successful, and happy.
One of the services we provide to our participants is housing assistance. We are currently looking for a volunteer to help out with our Rapid Rehousing Program. This position would involve administrative work, communication and community outreach along with recruitment skills.
Here are some of the specific tasks needed:
New Landlord Research: Using Craigslist, Google and other apartment search websites to locate new landlords that have affordable units.
Organizing the Landlord List: Checking and updating the contact information for landlords and properties in the database property list.
Landlord Appreciation: Writing thank you cards to current landlords and mailing these, in addition to calling landlords and thanking them over the phone.
Flexible, long-term opportunity
Must be available during the week (M-F 9am-5pm)
YMCA Young Adult Services
2100 Building, 2100 24 th Ave. S., Suite #250 Seattle, WA 98144
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
A positive attitude and patience
Experience with data entry and other admin-based skills
An understanding of homelessness in King County
Experience/knowledge of the housing market
Experience/knowledge of real estate industry or leasing agencies
Experience with housing or rental research
Comfortable make "cold calls" to prospective landlords
Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
The opportunity to volunteer with a highly respected non-profit organization with a proud history of more than 125 years.
The opportunity to gain skills and explore your personal interests; develop new friendships; learn, grow and have fun!
Gain personal fulfillment through contribution to individual and community work
Personal ongoing support and training where needed