Shelter Assistant (Homeless Shelter)
Bridge to Home SCV
Quick Overview: As part of the Bridge to Home (BTH) Shelter Corps team, Shelter Assistant Volunteers work with staff to provide services to clients residing in the BTH shelter as well as community guests. As a Shelter Assistant you will help provide strength-based and client-centered assistance to people experiencing homelessness as they move from homelessness to permanent housing.
Impact: Shelter Assistants supplement shelter staff in the daily operations of the facility so that staff and clients have additional time to engage in educational resources, life-skills development, meals, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Examples of Shelter Assistant responsibilities include...
Provide meal services and kitchen support.
Monitor hallways, dormitories and courtyards, supporting clients by meeting their needs and reporting any issues or concerns to staff.
Assist clients in meeting their hygiene needs by providing towels, hygiene supplies and completing shower logs.
Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
Assist in facilitating client laundry support.
Greet clients at the sign-in desk and completes sign-in logs accurately.
Co-facilitates client activities with Volunteer Group Instructors and staff.
Interact individually with clients providing shelter-based friendship, sharing interests, and supporting clients while remaining focused and meeting their goals.
Maintain shelter safety protocol by adhering to Bridge to Home's Shelter Rules and Policies.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months
Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week
Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with the agency's clients
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to staff, clients, and other team members
Demonstrate a basic understanding and compassion for people with varying circumstances and diverse backgrounds
Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.
*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.