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Guest Advocate - Hospitality House

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Hospitality House

The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. Volunteering as a Guest Advocate is a wonderful way to help us meet the needs of those transitioning from homelessness to housing. Guest Advocates greet and engage our guests in conversation, building positive relationships that support the work of our shelter staff. While it is important that guests follow the rules of the shelter, the Guest Advocate position is more focused on socializing than regulating. It is important Guest Advocates maintain an upbeat, encouraging, and compassionate attitude. The duties of this opportunity generally include: Sharing a meal with our guests Spending quality time with guests throughout their shift Monitoring living spaces including dormitories, the community room, hallways, the laundry room, and patios Distributing towels/hygiene products Supervising smoke breaks and daily chores Program Orientation and Training: Guest Advocate volunteers receive on-the-job training and a shelter tour on their first day. For more information, please speak with your trainer or contact our shelter staff at 530- 277-1759. Location: 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, California 95945 Days/Hours: 7 days a week; varying shifts. 4-8pm Experience: No experience necessary, although this is the perfect opportunity for someone with a social services background or someone who has experience working with vulnerable populations. Special Requirements: Ability to talk to new people in both one-on-one and group settings a comfortable interacting with a diverse population is essential. Guest Advocates must also be able to work cooperatively with other volunteers, members of the homeless community, agency staff, and other community members. EXPRESS INTEREST and we'll get in touch!

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About Hospitality House

Location:

1262 Sutton Way, GRASS VALLEY, CA 95945, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. Our Vision To empower homeless people with the tools to overcome the barriers that prevent them from securing homes. We advocate for greater community support and optimize resources dedicated to the homeless. We respect diversity and serve all individuals by providing physical, emotional and spiritual support. Our Core Organizational Values Home is where the hearts is. Because we all long for warmth, comfort, and safety, few losses strike more deeply into our lives than the loss of home. At Hospitality House, our hearts are with the homeless. We show compassionate behavior toward all people at all times. We work supportively with one another in a spirit of mutual appreciation for talents and abilities. We dedicate ourselves to the mission of the organization, manifesting in practical actions that turn short-and long-term goals into realities. We practice careful, sincere, and respectful listening that leads to mutual understanding, consensus building, and organizational stability. We strive for the courage and integrity to uphold the civil rights of all, even when doing so may offend those who are opposed to upholding such rights. We practice competent decision making in all areas that sustain the organization over time. We participate in extensive community involvement in a spirit of radical inclusiveness.

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Our Mission The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. Our Vision To empower homeless people with the tools to overcome the barriers that prevent them from securing homes. We advocate for greater community support and optimize resources dedicated to the homeless. We respect diversity and serve all individuals by providing physical, emotional and spiritual support. Our Core Organizational Values Home is where the hearts is. Because we all long for warmth, comfort, and safety, few losses strike more deeply into our lives than the loss of home. At Hospitality House, our hearts are with the homeless. We show compassionate behavior toward all people at all times. We work supportively with one another in a spirit of mutual appreciation for talents and abilities. We dedicate ourselves to the mission of the organization, manifesting in practical actions that turn short-and long-term goals into realities. We practice careful, sincere, and respectful listening that leads to mutual understanding, consensus building, and organizational stability. We strive for the courage and integrity to uphold the civil rights of all, even when doing so may offend those who are opposed to upholding such rights. We practice competent decision making in all areas that sustain the organization over time. We participate in extensive community involvement in a spirit of radical inclusiveness.

Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Tue Feb 25, 2020 - Mon Jun 28, 2021
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM  

WHERE

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(39.2099,-121.037)
 

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