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2021 Shelter Phone Charging Hubs VISTA Summer Associate
Hesed House is a homeless shelter that provides basic needs to individuals experiencing homelessness. Working phones are a key component of empowering guests of Hesed House to stay safe, find and maintain employment, and ultimately move into a new home. The Summer Associate will research, procure or build, implement, and analyze phone charging hubs' effectiveness for our women’s shelter, men’s shelter, family shelter, and daytime drop-in center. The goal of the project is to produce multi-port phone charging hubs that work to store Hesed House guest’s phones in our shelter spaces in a safe and easily accessible way that reduces theft and encourages social distancing. The VISTA will work with staff to understand the needs of our guests and the shelter for phone use and charging, research possible phone hub solutions, and procure and/or build the phone hubs. The VISTA will then implement the phone hubs into our PADS Shelters, and train program directors and assistant directors, on their use. General technical and building skills are preferred for this position, but not required. The VISTA will work with staff and community volunteers to complete the project. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : •Install phone hubs in our men’s shelter, women’s shelter, family shelter and daytime drop-in center. •Gather information from guests and staff on phone hub needs for each program. •Research possible phone hub solutions for each program. •Present ideas to program directors. •Decide on solution to procure and/or build phone hub solution for each shelter space. •Procure and/or build and Install phone hub charging stations into each shelter space. •Train program directors and assistant program directors on use of phone hub charging stations for each shelter. •After a week of use, survey and evaluate phone hub systems. •Make needed adjustments to phone hub charging stations in each shelter space.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Technology ,  Homelessness ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Trade/Construction ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
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2021 Shelter Phone Charging Hubs VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  05/21/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
659 S River Street
Aurora   IL   60506

Listing ID 101871