PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT~2013

Project Homeless Connect 2013

Nevada Homeless Alliance  http://www.helphopehome.org/

Project Homeless Connect is a collaborative effort connecting homeless families and individuals to services they need to get off the streets and into housing and jobs.

Four shifts are available so please review the times for each shift before signing up. The shifts available are all day (7am-5pm), morning (7am - 12:30pm), afternoon (noon - 5pm) or clean-up (4pm-7pm)
If you need assistance signing up for this opportunity, please click here for instructions.

Volunteer assignments will be automatically assigned upon check-in and may include the following:

Escort

Escorts will serve as guides in assisting clients locate the service sections within Cashman Field Center. This provides volunteers with an opportunity to provide one-to-one contact with homeless individuals and families.

Client Check-in Volunteer

Volunteers working in the check-in section will be providing the first one-to-one contact with clients entering the Project Homeless Connect event.  Check-in volunteers will greet and introduce clients to the services available at the event.  Clients will be interviewed and a brief intake form with a needs assessment for services and release of information will be completed.  Volunteers with a social work or social service background are highly desirable.  Training in advance of the event will be available.

Client Giveaways & Check-out Volunteer

Volunteers working in the check-out section will be providing the final one-to-one contact with clients exiting the Project Homeless Connect event.  Check-out volunteers will receive the client's paperwork and briefly discuss with clients the services received and their satisfaction with the event.  A brief exit form will be completed.  Volunteers may also be assigned to handing out giveaways.  Training in advance of the event will be available.

Event Volunteer

Volunteers will assist in the service areas or in the main event areas where needed.  Possible tasks include escorting, assisting with giveaways, monitoring safety of client flow in the event, helping to check client baggage, helping with pets, assisting with client personal care, and providing back-up for other volunteers.

Morning and all day volunteers should sign in from 7:00 - 7:45am. A rally will be held at 7:45am. The event begins at 9:00am.Afternoon volunteers should arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time in order to get checked-in and oriented to the event.

Volunteer training will be sent electronically prior to the event. Additional training opportunities will be made available prior to the event for specific volunteer positions. Volunteers will receive and be expected to wear the provided volunteer t-shirt. Please leave all valuables at home or lock them in your car. There is no storage available for personal belongings at the event.

Clean-up
Volunteers will assist in the tear down and clean-up of the event. This includes taking down tables, pipe & drape, etc; collecting trash; and other heavy lifting. 

Volunteers should be able to lift heavy objects and be on their feet for the entire shift. 

Bilingual volunteers are needed in all areas of the event. If you speak Spanish or another language please let event staff know as translation services are always needed.

If you have questions about the event please review the FAQ sheets or 

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  • Pam Martinez

    I'm assuming it's to late to sign up on the website does anyone know if I just show up will I still be able to volunteer?

    November 18

    • Kevin

      not too late

      November 18

  • Kevin

    sign up right here...still 200 positions to fill"

    http://www.volunteercentersn.or...­

    November 18

  • Pam Martinez

    Do I need to sign up on the website?

    November 18

  • Kevin

    we can meet outside the main entrance at 11:30

    November 13

    • Kevin

      i am signed up for noon to 5 pm

      November 13

  • ms mariette

    How exciting! Where are WE to meetup? What are we to wear?
    Are jeans okay?

    November 13

    • Kevin

      only rules are no weapons of any kind...last time i worked the front entrance metal detectors/security

      November 13

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