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HEARTS & HOMES FOR VETERANS INC

Currently looking for energetic volunteers for multiple positions. Hearts & Homes for Veterans Inc is a veteran nonprofit that serves homeless and low income veterans in Southwest Florida. We are in need of volunteers for administrative, operations, warehouse, and delivery. Not only will you have the ability to positively impact our community and its veteran population, but you will gain valuable experience which will look great on a resume! Volunteers will receive valuable training and experience in intake, nonprofit operations, warehousing, and/or home-goods/furniture delivery. Our mission is to end homelessness among the veteran population. We operate a food pantry, home-goods warehouse, emergency financial assistance program, as well as numerous other services in partnership with other nonprofit agencies.

We are currently in a growth spurt that has dramatically increased our need for volunteers. No matter what your skill set is, we will find a place for you to truly make a difference in this world. Some positions will be transitioned to paid positions in the future...especially for those that perform well. Volunteers do NOT have to be veterans, so please don't let that stop you from applying.

If you want to lay your head on your pillow at night with a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you made a difference in someone's life...then look no further! Thank you for your time!

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About HEARTS & HOMES FOR VETERANS INC

Location:

2230 ALICIA ST, FORT MYERS, FL 33901, US

Mission Statement

Hearts & Homes for Veterans provides urgently needed resources to homeless and low income veterans in Southwest Florida. Our mission is to help veterans lift themselves out of poverty, and then in turn reach back and help other veterans do the same.

Description

The veteran need only produce a copy of his/her DD 214; qualify as an individual whose income does not exceed more than 130% above poverty level; and was discharged from the service greater than dishonorable to qualify for HH service to be considered for support. Additional criteria applied at the time of application:
An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; or, An individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised publicly or privately-operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations, including welfare hotels, congregate shelters and transitional housing for the mentally ill.

Today, the organization actively supports homeless and low income veterans and their families in the following ways:
* Financial assistance for short term rental and utility costs
* Counseling and advocacy with local, regional and national support networks for veterans
* Arranging for and providing short term funds for transportation
* Holiday outreach programs
* HH physical inventory which is routinely stocked and distributed includes...
Food
Clothing
Bedding
Household appliances
Furniture
Bicycles
Personal hygiene items
Sleeping Bags
Automobiles (donated to HH, put in working order, and passed on to a qualifying
veteran)
* Dental care
* Internet access
* Employment counseling and job placement

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2230 Alicia StFort Myers, FL 33901

(26.63597,-81.86158)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Office Management
  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. Looking for volunteers that can commit to at least 1 day per week. Our #1 desire is dependability. Volunteers that can be depended upon to show up and help is extremely valuable.

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