SCHEDULE: To be determined based on class schedule
Reports to: Shelter Manager or Residential Team Lead
Group Instructors provide educational programs, life-skills development, and other developmental activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing.
Group Instructors develop classes, workshops and group experiences in areas including but not limited to the following: financial management and literacy, maintaining an apartment, current events, sports related topics, community resources, shopping on a budget, fitness and exercise, cooking, self-care, systems navigation and more.
Select a designated date and time that you can commit giving advanced notice to shelter clients and guests.
Develop and lead each class with enough time to set up and prepare necessary materials to be successful.
Engage with shelter clients and guests, taking questions and gauging client needs - adapting the curriculum if needed to meet client expectations.
Report on attendance, outcomes, and related information to staff.
Provide a follow-up for clients on the subject matter (if needed).
Must be over 18 years of age
Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months, one of which must be from a professional or educational resource (supervisor, college professor, etc.)
Experience instructing groups in the area of expertise
Present curriculum to the Volunteer Coordinator prior to commitment
Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week or a designated schedule based on subject matter
Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level
Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to appropriately and successfully ensure the client needs are met
Impact: Instructor-directed activities in areas of interest to clients encourage them to become engaged and comfortable in a classroom and other settings.
Bridge to Home utilizes a comprehensive emergency through permanent housing service model with a housing first approach. At any given time, there are approximately 300 individuals experiencing homelessness who live in Santa Clarita. Many sleep in their cars or in encampments in the community’s riverbeds. Homelessness can happen to anyone and everyone’s story is different. Whether short-term or long-term, homelessness is solved by an individualized plan consisting of an integrated service model and a long-term approach that leads to permanent housing with ongoing supports as needed.
Bridge to Home, a non-profit 501 (c )(3) corporation, offers help for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clarita Valley. Services are provided by experienced social service professionals and housing navigators in our Homeless Services Access Center and in the Drayton Street shelter. With space for 60 residents, the shelter is open 365/24/7. Staff and volunteers help our homeless neighbors access and retain housing by addressing the conditions and causes of homelessness. BTH served 1,040 individuals and housed 88 individuals and households in 2018-19.
Bridge to Home is funded through government contracts, grants from private foundations, and generous donations from individuals and businesses in the local community. The BTH operating budget for 2019 - 2020 is $2.5M.
Bridge to Home (BTH) is governed by an all-volunteer Santa Clarita Valley Board of Directors, with experience in finance, law, health care, mental health, community service, business, education, public service, and more. Nine committees provide support the through oversight of policy and outcomes.
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
November 17, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 18
This requires a minimum time commitment of two (2) hours per week of structured learning in a discipline or area of expertise decided on by the volunteer who will then develop a module based curriculum.