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LavaLove (Electrician/Plumber - Trailer Readiness Crew)

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ORGANIZATION: POWER CHANGES LIVES INC

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Objective/ Description: This role is to ensure that all the trailer functions are operating and are properly set up before opening time.

Responsibility:

  • Hose set up/break down. Connect hoses to fire hydrants/water pumps and to cleaning hoses
  • Turn on generator, plug into water heater and main electricity source
  • Test all showers and sinks for warm water
  • Ensure all plugs are working at all stations (medical, barber)
  • Set up station tent
  • Refill propane tanks for heating and cooling, place in safe storage

Qualifications:

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Engineering experience preferred
  • Worker must have strength and be able to lift heavy items
  • Must have good problem-solving skills
  • Must show radical hospitality and a positive attitude

LavaLove(r), a 29’ customized all-weather, 3-unit shower-toilet mobile hygiene trailer provides full services to sheltered and unsheltered homeless guests, restoring dignity in those overlooked solely based on their current housing status, bringing visibility to those "invisible" within the community. LavaLove(r) will provide over 8,000 showers per yeardelivering access to clean water and hot showers. We will rapidly expand providing shower trailers in Morristown, NJ (Morris County), Newark, NJ (Essex County), New York City, NY, Paterson, NJ (Passaic County), Phillipsburg, NJ (Warren County), Trenton, NJ (Mercer County), and Atlantic City, NJ (Atlantic County). As we grow support of additional partners and legislators, we will roll out additional trailer deployments to cover every county in New Jersey and New York.

Click here to apply: Tinyurl.com/LavaLoveVolunteer

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
    Every Thursday
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About POWER CHANGES LIVES INC

Location:

403 WELSH PL, MORRIS PLAINS, NJ 07950, US

Mission Statement

POWER's (People Organized Working Evolving Reaching) mission is to give low-income, minority, and underserved communities the capacity to build and thrive, eliminating disparities in aging, education, finance, food insecurity, health, housing wellness, and social justice and reform.

Description

POWER(r) has several initiatives to directly address disparities in low-income, minority, and underserved communities throughout the United States:

  • Senior Connect(r): providing pre-programmed Kindle Fire 7 tablets with life-saving technology to those ages 65+ to reduce COVID-19 related deaths.
  • iPlay(r): providing free instruments and virtual lessons to LIMU K-12 students.
  • iLearn(r): providing free virtual tutoring and educational support to LIMU K-12 students.
  • iAmArt(r): providing free art instruction and therapy to combat COVID-fatigue experienced by K-12 remote learners.
  • The Crimson Project: providing free legal services for low-level offense expungement.
  • Project F.E.E.D(r): Addressing food insecurity by providing USDA and pre-packaged food boxes at drive-thru and pop up food distribution sites
  • Project Warmth(r): Providing free pop-up tents, clothing and toiletries to homeless clients.
  • Lava Love(r): Mobile shower units providing clean water, showers clothing and barbering services to homeless clients.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Orange, NJ 07050

(40.76801,-74.2326)
 

SKILLS

  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17

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