Bridge to Home SCV
Quick Overview: Working with BTH staff, Bridge to Home Office Corps members provide direct assistance to the case managers, office staff, and clients in order to provide a functional surrounding where volunteers, and staff can work directly with clients in a safe and more homely functioning environment. These services can include medical appointment setting, job searches, mail collections, basic phone calls, and more.
Impact: As the office sees many clients daily, having items organized and an abundance of donations available, will ensure that client's basic needs are met. This will allow professional staff to give more time and attention to clients that come to the office for assistance with pressing needs pertaining to housing and education goals.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:
The Bridge to Home offices receive numerous amounts of in-kind and material donations weekly. The Donation Coordinator will assist in the office with the following:
List and organize existing donations in the Bridge to Home offices including clothing, toiletries, and food items.
Check perishable items for expiration dates and discard anything unusable or past the printed dates.
Check clothing for size and condition (i.e. no holes or frays, no stains, cleanliness, etc.) and organize.
Organize and distribute donated food items safely.
Determine donation needs of essential items and help plan donation solicitation.
Donation Pick Up & Delivery
Assist The Bridge to Home offices as we frequently receive calls for donations that can be picked up from the donor and dropped off directly to the families we service.
Follow up and help track donors who have given in-kind donations. Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal "Thank You" outreach.
Assists with donation pick-ups and help determine the most efficient donation pick-up and drop-off routes.
Pick up all requested donations from donors.
Deliver all requested donations to recipients.
Track all donations that have been delivered by recipient from donor and provide a receipt to that donor upon request.
Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal "Thank You" responses.
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.)
Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Must pass a background check
Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level
Have a clean driving record. (DMV printout required)
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 email@example.com 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.