In-Kind Donations Team Member - Virtual AND/OR Live
Bridge to Home SCV
Quick Overview: Working with Bridge to Home staff, In-Kind Donations Team Member volunteers will provide direct assistance to all pillars of the organization in order to support programming, shelter function, office tasks, and newly housed clientele. These donations are to be gathered from community outreach efforts in order to involve and engage individuals, businesses, school groups, and congregations in the organization and provide a sense of unity within the community.
Impact: As each pillar of programming requires specific needs, in-kind donations not only engage the community in supporting the organization and connect us to those members, but also supports programming by allowing us to direct funds to other, more pressing needs.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:
Gather a list of needs from each organization corps and prioritize the requested donations.
Work with the Shelter Manager and Housing team to develop a list of needs from newly housed clients and prioritize those requests.
Reach out to community members, groups, businesses, congregations and other resources in order to request donations for program needs and newly housed clients.
Assist in the coordination of donation pick up and deliveries according to prioritized tasks.
Pick up and deliver donations to the proper location for program use.
Track all donations by type and department within the organization.
Send an immediate "Thank You" letter or email to the donor(s).
Ensure that all donor information has been recorded correctly (name, email address, phone number, physical address, business name if applicable, etc.)
Send donation updates to requesting parties such as status of donations and when to expect them.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months - one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.)
Have some weekly availability to pick up and deliver donations
Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Must pass a background check
Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level
Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to Bridge to Home staff, clients, volunteers, and community members
COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to:
wear a mask
wash their hands
submit to a temperature check
We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request.
While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to:
wash their hands frequently
remain six feet apart from other individuals
wear a mask at all times
change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe
All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details.
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
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*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:
About Bridge to Home SCV
23752 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, US
BRIDGE TO HOME PROVIDES SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THAT HELP INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING.
We have three departments that currently have volunteer opportunities - Housing Corps, Shelter Corps, and Office Corps. We have several opportunities within these departments that meet specific program and organizational needs. Our focus is on assistance with housing our clients as well as engaging and creating opportunities for our clients to be productive community members. We strive to create connections with community resources in order to provide options and events for our clientele to participate and actively engage in their path to successfully obtaining housing and contributing to the community.