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Advocate (Durham)

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND- DURHAM

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Advocates are volunteers trained to walk with Members in achieving their goals, often related to housing, employment, or financial independence. Advocates are not experts, but are curious, empathetic, and highly dedicated team players who commit to holding two Advocate hours per week for a minimum of two years. CEF Advocates work 1-1 or 2-1 with CEF Members to celebrate achievements and provide long-term, relationship-based support through challenges and barriers. The Advocate role is a volunteer position and is unpaid.

Responsibilities

  • Work one-on-one or two-on-one with CEF Members towards their goals
  • Actively engage in ongoing learning opportunities to grow as an Advocate
  • Support the management of office hour operations, including scheduling Member appointments and directing the flow of Member service activity in the office
  • Properly use the CEF Connect database and other systems that help provide efficient and high-quality services to CEF Members, maintaining a high level of confidentiality
  • Communicate proactively with staff and volunteer leaders around wellness, attendance, tardiness or other concerns

Qualifications

  • Clear commitment to CEF’s mission and eager to commit to the full two years (and more!)
  • Awareness of institutional oppression
  • Actively strives for continual learning and reflection
  • Resourceful, collaborative and creative problem-solver
  • Experience and comfort working with people across abilities, neurological/cultural differences
  • A deep understanding of authentic and empowering relationships
  • Possesses many of the skills (active listening, empathy, vulnerability, trust) that are necessary to form relationships with Members
  • Flexibility, tendency to take initiative, and a commitment to being a team player
  • All majors and career interests are encouraged to join
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Core Advocate Commitment:

  • Attend all sessions of mandatory CEF Advocate Training
  • Attend mandatory ongoing learning opportunities (Monthly in DU, 2x/season in CH)
  • Hold two weekly 'Advocate’ hours for a minimum of two years
  • (Durham) Attend a 15 minute pod meeting before every 'Advocate’ hours shift

Go to https://communityempowermentfund.org/be-an-advocate/ to get on the listserv for application announcements!

CEF is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.

9 Shifts

  • Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Mon Feb 22, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tue Feb 23, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 24, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 04:45 PM to 07:00 PM
    (Thursdays only)
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND- DURHAM

Location:

2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 6, Durham, NC 27707, US

Mission Statement

CEF's mission is to cultivate opportunities, assets, and communities that support the alleviation of homelessness and poverty.

Description

The Community Empowerment Fund is working to end the racial wealth gap by supporting over 1,000 Members, annually, in reaching their employment, housing, and finance goals. Our approach combines person-centered support with advocacy and financial services that pursue equity. CEF’s work is grounded in recognition of the detrimental impacts of systemic racism on Black and Brown members of our communities and we value the leadership of people with lived experiences with homelessness and poverty. We work in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Sat Feb 20, 2021 - Fri May 21, 2021
This opportunity has 9 shifts

WHERE

2634 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite 6DurhamDurham, NC 27705

(36.017,-78.9496)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours / week

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