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Summer Social Work Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Homeless Garden Project

HGP offers Social Work Volunteers a schedule with some flexibility and choice within the structure of our trainees' weekly work schedule. Meetings with trainees take place during their workday, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-2:00. Social Work Volunteers work with trainees to find the best times to meet. Thursdays are currently required; supervision, social work, and staff meetings are held on this day. Meetings take place in person at our 3.5-acre organic farm.

Duration of position: mid-May through early September

Schedule: 10-12 hours/week; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

Thursdays are currently required; social work and staff meetings are held Thursdays, 1-2 PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment: work with trainees to identify current needs.
  • Service Planning: collaboratively develop a plan focused on supports, activities, and resources required to achieve personal goals.
  • Advocacy and Referrals: help educate and connect trainees to available and appropriate resources.
  • Counseling & Goal Setting: provide support and structure for relevant goal setting.

Desired Traits & Skills:

  • Good listening skills
  • Well organized
  • Appreciation of diversity & commitment to social justice
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

Orientation & Training:

  • Work under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing, service planning, and evaluation

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Experience working in a nonprofit social service setting
  • Familiarity with community resources
  • Develop counseling skills
  • Gain training in Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology

To apply: Submit resume to

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Housing AvailableFalse

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Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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