Current Volunteer Needs
NEW Volunteer Training Opportunities:
Hypothermia Case Aide:
Thursday, November 12th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter
9155 Richmond Highway, Ft. Belvoir VA 22060
Join us for training and orientation for a new volunteer opportunity November 12th. During hypothermia season, we’ll see many new shelter residents who are normally resistant to seeking help, but come inside to escape the cold. We need you to help us connect as many of the new residents as possible to services and build new connections. Case aides will work closely with individual residents by providing information on community resources and services, help them in filling out paperwork, and assisting with housing and job searches. Volunteers will play an essential role in helping shelter residents end their homelessness.
Case aides will work closely with case managers. They should be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that is resident-centered. Case aides also need to be able to communicate effectively with others and work well on a team.
RSVP to attend training and orientation by e-mailing Nicole Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703-799-2293 x.22
You must be 18 years of age or older.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Employment & Education Resource Assistant:
Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them find housing or a job? EERC volunteers work one on one with residents on employment and housing searches. In this training, you will learn how to conduct a mock interview, how to provide job coaching, and how to assist with resume writing. We will also share with you resources to help residents locate appropriate housing. We request that volunteers are able to serve on a consistent basis (once a week if possible, but scheduling is flexible). Regular positions are available at our Alexandria and our Fort Belvoir location. Shifts are available seven days a week from 9-12, 3-6, and 6-9 at our Fort Belvoir location (an additional 12-3 shift available on the weekends) and 9-12, 2-5, and 6-9 at our Alexandria City location. You must be age 18 or older.
Case Manager Administrative Assistant:
Are you interested in making a large impact with New Hope Housing? Working alongside our case managers, you will have the opportunity to impact the community by assisting with the day to day operations of running our shelter programs and assisting our residents. We are seeking motivated, organized, and detail oriented individuals to assist case managers with filing paperwork, answering phones, making copies of intake forms, sorting toiletries, and working hand and hand with the team to provide necessary administrative support.
As a Case Manager Administrative Assistant, you have the following responsibilities:
- Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor and treat all residents and staff with dignity and respect
- Sort and organize new files and purge old files
- Maintain stock of intake forms and paperwork
- Assist case managers with resident assessments (training required)
- Assist with front desk coverage when needed
- Basic knowledge of PC’s, printers, and experience with common software
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to maintain resident confidentiality
- Must be 18 years or older
We request that volunteers are able to serve on a consistent basis (once a week if possible, but scheduling is flexible).
Regular positions are available at our Alexandria City and our **Fort Belvoir** locations.
Shifts are available on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Scheduling is flexible.
To apply to be a volunteer with New Hope Housing go to www.tinyurl.com/HelpNHH
For more information about volunteering contact:
Nicole Dillon, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com, 703-799-2293 x.22
**Currently has the most need**
Mondloch House Meal Provider
Individuals or groups are needed to provide a meal for 10 once a month at Mondloch House. This is a “drop off” meal–can be as simple as ordering pizza! Home cooking welcome, too! We ask that you commit to at least once per month. Contact Nicole Dillon for openings.
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter Meal Providers:
Groups are welcome to prepare and serve meals at the Kennedy Shelter for Adults. Groups are asked to purchase all ingredients for the meal and prepare it at the shelter. This is an adults ONLY opportunity–no one under 18 is permitted on the property. Kennedy provides shelter for 50-75 residents depending on the season. Sample meal ideas and recipes for a crowd can be found here: http://www.combatindex.com/recipes/recipes_home.html
For additional group opportunities, please contact Nicole Dillon,Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-799-2293 x. 22.
To apply for any of these opportunities click here:
Volunteer Application Form
For more information, contact Nicole Dillon, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call 703-799-2293 x. 22.