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Front Desk Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: HOUSE OF MERCY INC

We are in need of vaccinated front desk volunteers from 7am-12pm, 12pm-5pm, and 5pm-10pm. We need volunteers especially on weekends to fill these shifts.

Front desk volunteers answer phone calls, receive donations, and distribute hygiene items to guests. The front desk is the first face at House of Mercy and qualified volunteers must be compassionate and able to work in a diverse setting.

Could you commit to a shift once a week? If so please contact Ellen, ellen@houseofmercyrochester.org or call 585-546-2580 x112

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About HOUSE OF MERCY INC

Location:

285 ORMOND ST, ROCHESTER, NY 14605, US

Mission Statement

The House of Mercy and our founder, Sister Grace Miller, are dedicated to serving and advocating for Rochester, NY’s homeless citizens. Food, shelter, clothing, advocacy -- operating 24/7, the House of Mercy never closes its doors on people in need. We strive to be a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor, and we never give up on the thousands of people we serve each month.

Description

EACH MONTH, THE HOUSE OF MERCY PROVIDES:

  • Safe overnight shelter for 570+ of Rochester’s homeless citizens.
  • 4000+ families with food.
  • 2,000 cooked meals.
  • Groceries for 350+ families from our food pantry
  • 1000s of goods like donated clothing, furniture, appliances, bedding, and personal care items.
  • Advocacy services and referrals to help people get health care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, veterans benefits, social security and SSI.
  • Life skills classes and support groups.
    400+ rides to medical appointments, job interviews and more.
  • 12-16 instances of burial assistance for dignified funerals for the poor.
  • Voluntary personal counseling and spiritual services on request.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

285 Ormond StRochester, NY 14605

(43.16438,-77.60595)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to commit to one 5 hour shifts weekly.
  • Some standing is required.

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