Help Someone Through a Life Crisis--Volunteer Here!
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Find out just how rewarding it can be to help an individual or family through a life crisis. Help Now! Advocacy Center is doing unique work in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. We speak up, on a case-by-case basis, for those who lack the resources to do so for themselves helping our clients through what in many cases are life crisis emergencies. Our advocacy volunteers will be trained in the necessary technique to assist clients successfully. Volunteers are also needed in operations to assist with many facets of our office's functioning. Anyone assisting Help Now! will find the work we do to be stimulating, challenging, and very rewarding. Over our 9 years, we have assisted nearly 4000 individuals and families mostly in southern Oregon but also from other areas of the country who find us on the web or who are referred to us by the American Red Cross. We need both advocates and others to help in the office. If you have office/reception skills or would like to be trained to be an advocate, contact us!
About Help Now! Advocacy Center
33 N. Central Avenue, #211, Medford, OR 97501, US
Help Now! provides professional advocacy services on an individual, case-by-case basis to those in need with a focus on solving problems or resolving disputes so long as they are non-legal in nature.
In a nutshell, Help Now! performs critical crisis intervention for individuals who, because of financial, educational, intellectual, emotional, or cultural disadvantages, are unable to work through the crises they are facing on their own. Although we will help anyone who requires assistance, our focus populations are seniors, the disabled (including mentally ill), and minorities--populations that, due to factors endemic to these groups--frequently are unable to work through crisis situations as they arise. Our assistance may involve our trained advocate's solving the problem or resolving the dispute for the client, or it may, by assisting through "system navigation," involve our referring the client to another individual or organization uniquely positioned to address the client's problem or dispute. The network of "community partners" which we have established--professionals, businesspeople, and trades people, will frequently assist our clients at minimal or no fee in support of our philanthropic work. Help Now! is supported by donations and grants--we do not charge our mostly indigent clients any fees for the services we provide although they are free to make donations if they choose.
We'll work with your schedule.
33 N. Central Avenue, #317Medford, OR 97501
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 hrs./wk.