150 people are interested
Become a volunteer advocate for the first-ever advocacy hotline in the U.S.
ORGANIZATION: Help Now! Advocacy Center
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150 people are interested
Find out just how rewarding it can be to help an individual or family through a life crisis. Help Now! Advocacy Center is in the process of creating the first-ever national advocacy hotline. 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 and intake volunteers are trained in the necessary technique to assist clients successfully. Volunteers are also needed in operations to assist with many facets of our infrastructure. Anyone assisting Help Now! will find the work we do to be stimulating, challenging, and very rewarding. Over our 17 years, we have assisted over 8700 individuals and families . You will be able to work from home at the hours you wish to work and do so from anywhere in the United States Our hotline has been in place and operational since 9/30/20, and we are growing. Because we assist people through crises as our mission, we have been contacted for assistance both by people affected by COVID as well as those affected by the many natural disasters around the nation.
If you wish to assist in our advocacy work, we are looking primarily for those with prior problem-solving and/or conflict resolution experience assisting others including attorneys, mediators, and others who might have this type of experience. However, we are putting in place a training module that will also prepare others who do not have such experience to do this work on behalf of others in need. If you are generally good at problem-solving, this work can be very rewarding for you, and we will train you.
About Help Now! Advocacy Center
virtual organization, MEDFORD, OR 97501, US
Help Now! provides advice, support, and skilled negotiations to assist individuals and families in crisis.
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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 15, 2023
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Conflict Resolution
- Critical Thinking
- Database Administration
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 hrs./wk.