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Wellness Aide

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ORGANIZATION: Lantern Community Services

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THIS OPPORTUNITY:

Clover Hall is a supportive housing site for formerly unhoused individuals living with chronic health conditions. This building has an elevator that is out-of-service, making it difficult for tenants who have difficulty ambulating to travel to and from their units, especially when carrying items such as grocery bags. We are currently looking for a Wellness Aide volunteer who can support tenants by transporting items up the stairs, including meals, groceries, and bags of fresh produce. This volunteer would also be responsible for checking in on tenants identified by staff as someone who would benefit from an in-person wellness visit, to ensure that we are providing adequate supports while the elevator is out-of-service.

WHO WE ARE:

Lantern is grounded in the mission to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Our objective is to make sure that our residents can find and maintain stable housing through emergency shelter and supportive housing. Our on-site social services bring residents and staff together to create opportunities for personal recovery, wellness and growth. We have 16 supportive housing buildings located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, and three shelters based in Manhattan and Queens.

BACKGROUND CHECK:

Lantern provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for individuals and families affected by homelessness, mental health concerns and chronic illness, as well as young adults who have aged out of foster care. To ensure the ongoing safety of populations served, our government funders require all volunteers to undergo a background check. For in-person volunteers, they must undergo a background check and fingerprinting.

NEXT STEPS:

If you're interested in this volunteer opportunity, please submit an inquiry through VolunteerMatch directly or email us at volunteer@lanterncommunity.org!

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About Lantern Community Services

Location:

494 8th avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who have been impacted by or threatened with homelessness, as well as those who have aged out of foster care.

Description

Lantern is home to more than 1,400 formerly homeless people who live in our 15 apartment buildings across New York City. We pioneered services for people living with HIV, and we are one of the largest providers for young adults who have aged out of foster care. We give people more than just basic support and a place to live, prioritizing interventions with scientifically proven results. We’ve grown our programs a lot recently, working creatively with our existing resources, but now we need volunteer power to bring more programs to more of our clients!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Community, Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

333 Kosciuszko Streetnew york, NY 11221

(40.692,-73.94135)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-4+ hours per week
  • In-person volunteers must present proof of the COVID vaccine.

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