Do you want to help homeless people? Can you do chaos management and structural organization in the same week? Do you like to accomplish concrete tasks with a lot of variety? Can you work independently while understanding the limits and joys of working with a highly-skilled team? Do you want to work in a small innovative non-profit with plenty of room to grow?
If so, you are a good fit for this job.
Our volunteer board is handling the duties of an executive director in order to put more of our financial resources toward helping homeless people. We have strong financial skills, a part-time bookkeeper, and a good marketing program but a myriad of tasks outside these areas fall to already over-worked board members.
If you can help us problem solve while building an organization that has less exciting drama and more boring but effective routines, we want to talk to you. We'd love to meet you in person and introduce you to the homeless people we currently bring food and crisis support to, but this job can be done from anywhere in the U.S. using the internet, email and phone.
Here's a sample task list: Research a better wifi system, create a time sheet template, make calls to our friends to locate a trailer where a seriously ill homeless person can live, support a staff outreach worker in required county data entry, and revise the bookkeeping contract.
We are great at training, mentoring and appreciating. Give us a chance to appreciate you!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SONOMA APPLIED VILLAGES SERVICES
1585 Terrace Way, #213, SANTA ROSA, CA 95404, US
VISION AND VALUES We believe that everyone has a right to a home. Homelessness in the U.S. has become a community problem that requires a community solution. The quality of life and well-being of the whole community is raised by working in partnership to end the condition of homelessness. MISSION The primary objective and purpose of this organization is to help house the homeless in Sonoma County, California. SAVS aims to create villages where formerly unsheltered residents live with dignity and hope. The residents participate in the management of their village and, in partnership with the larger community, pursue goals for empowerment and improved mental and physical health.
We are a new organization with a strong experienced team. Like in many other places, homeless people in our county spend years on waiting lists until a space opens up in an apartment they can afford. In the meantime, their physical and mental health deteriorates. Some die.
We intend to bridge that gap with mini bedrooms and a communal living space. We plan to give people at least the human basics -- safety, freedom from police harassment, a lock on their door and a place to use the bathroom. Projects like ours have been successful in other places and we want to build community awareness that losing a home does not mean you must sleep under a bush or in a crowded dormitory.
We currently feed 100-200 homeless people a day as we search for property where we can set up our first village.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 3, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
10-15 hrs a week
Communication skills, working computer and basic software tools, ability to think on your feet, basic math skills and work with a team.