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2019-2020 PADS Family Shelter VISTA
Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc. (PADS) dba Hesed House is dedicated to alleviating the plight of poor and homeless persons. For over 35 years, PADS has involved nearly 90 Fox Valley area churches, businesses and service organizations in providing a spectrum of care for homeless men, women and children. PADS is the largest shelter in Illinois outside the City of Chicago. Hesed House is a not-for-profit agency that serves the very poorest residents of the Aurora area. Guests must be homeless and include the unemployed, mentally ill, physically disabled (including persons with AIDS), victims of domestic violence, the chronically homeless, veterans, displaced families, senior citizens, emancipated teens, legal immigrants, alcohol and substance abusers and those experiencing homelessness due to severe economic duress. Every year our homeless shelters serve about 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn. Community relationships and funding allow us to continue our mission of providing immediate food and shelter for those in need and give us the ability to return them to independent living. This VISTA will expand our capacity for our new PADS Family Shelter by building on existing volunteer programs and developing new ones. These volunteer programs fight poverty by providing the food, shelter and basics necessary for our guests to escape survival mode and focus on accessing our resource center, to address the obstacles that led to homelessness. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive expert training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : Create, develop, recruit, train, maintain and provide a volunteer plan for sustained success in Hesed’s PADS Family Shelter (PADS FS), including a full volunteer program for dinner shifts, as well as identifying other needs in the PADS FS program that could be staffed by a volunteer-run program. Implement new PADS Family Shelter volunteer program. Help maintain and improve volunteer relations for all programs, while expanding capacity to find answers for difficult-to-fill shifts such as breakfast shifts.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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2019-2020 PADS Family Shelter VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2019  To  07/26/2019 

Contact Steven Johnson
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87395