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*FIT VISTA-My Friend's Place-Volunteer Coordinator
 
 
 
My Friend’s Place mission is to provide home like emergency shelter and transitional housing, and exceptional support for the homeless men, women and families in our service area. My Friend’s Place is an emergency homeless shelter in Dover NH, opening its doors in 1989 and is now it is 29th year serving homeless men, women and children. Each year the shelter serves between 100 and 150 individuals, including 30-40 families. Children make up on average roughly 40%-45% of our yearly statistics. The shelter also owns 2 scattered site apartment buildings with 2 units each that is used for transitional housing. Families can stay in these units for up to 2 years while working on longer term goals to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Clients that we see at the shelter all fall far below the poverty level set by the federal government and have a variety of barriers to self-sufficiency. The two most common barriers are currently substance abuse/addiction and mental health issues. Many of our clients come to us straight out of jail/prison, substance abuse treatment or hospitalization for mental health issues. Often there are multiple barriers that will need to be worked on during their stay with us such as identifying income potential, medical home, dental care, etc. Many clients lack the basic skills required to live within their means such as proper budgeting. It is within case management that goals are established and steps needed to accomplish those goals. Some goals are basic and in everyone’s case plan such as gaining income, however the steps may be very different from one client to the other. While one client may be job searching another may be gathering medical information for their application for Social Security Disability.
 
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Member Duties : Monday through Friday during the day schedule, with some nights or weekend hours as necessary. Develop a strategy to recruit volunteers though media and other means. Schedule and attend meetings where they can talk about the shelter to groups of potential volunteers. VISTA will develop a template for managing and contacting new volunteers, newsletter in order to stay in touch with the community. Work closely with the ED in order to recruit volunteers for needed projects to be completed at the shelter with the use of recruited volunteers for such tasks. Become familiar with all duties volunteers are required to do in order to speak about such duties with first-hand knowledge. Assist ED in organizing the volunteer appreciation dinner. Develop a schedule for volunteers working at the shelter and its fundraisers. Ensure that all positions are covered as needed by the pool of volunteers available and continue to recruit more
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*FIT VISTA-My Friend's Place-Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
04/04/2019  -   04/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/04/2019  To  04/03/2020 

Contact Julie Lynch
368 Washington St
Dover   NH   03820
6036419441
fitvista@fitnh.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80719


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