Opening Host Volunteer
CLAREMONT HOMELESS ADVOCACY PROGRAM - CHAP
At 8:00pm, you open CHAP’s doors, welcome 10 homeless residents inside, invite them to take a hot shower, and chat with them about their day. There is no feeling quite like seeing the smiles on the guests’ faces as you help them escape a night on the street and offer them a warm place to sleep.
A typical evening:
- Unlock the doors and turn on the lights at 8:00pm
- Chat with homeless residents as they settle in for the night
- Leave at 10:00pm when the Overnight Host takes over
- Most volunteers host at least once a month for 2 hours.
- CHAP is very flexible, you may take a shift as often or as seldom as you wish
As an Opening Host you welcome CHAP’s guests to a pleasant night. You do not need any experience working with homeless people to start as an Opening Host tomorrow. Please send us your contact information at CHAP4claremont@gmail.com if you would like to serve as an Opening Host.
About CLAREMONT HOMELESS ADVOCACY PROGRAM - CHAP
830 W BONITA AVE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711, US
CHAP seeks to help our Claremont homeless neighbors find their way home.
CHAP focuses on providing empowering mentorship to enable single men and women to work again and secure sustainable housing. Homeless residents are given the opportunity to sleep in a safe environment and a place to store their personal belongings 365 days a year. Within its five year history, CHAP has helped 15 individuals reach gainful employment and sustainable housing.
But our work at CHAP is just beginning. There are still many homeless residents in Claremont. By providing them with a friendly mentor and a safe place to sleep, we believe that we can help them reach their goals.
Located in downtown Claremont, CHAP is an all-volunteer organization. At CHAP, you will find volunteers either paired with an individual homeless resident or managing the overnight accommodation. Every hour that a dedicated volunteer spends at CHAP directly impacts a homeless neighbor. We believe that any volunteer can immediately change a homeless person’s life. Will you be that person?