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Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Just A Start House

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Mentor a Resident at Just A Start House!!

Just A Start House recognizes that the lack of safe, affordable housing and adequate support systems for young families has led to the increasing rate of homelessness. In our effort to prevent and eliminate homelessness and empower young families, we endeavor to: - Provide a safe and supportive refuge from homelessness and abuse. - Help young women gain the knowledge and life skills they need to live independently and to advocate on their own behalf - Encourage mothers to enhance the self-esteem and security necessary for positive nurturance of children - Value human dignity, increase the respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, and maintain a commitment to addressing the issues of oppression, including racism, classism, sexism and homophobia - Create a community and environment which extends beyond the shelter as young families transition into permanent housing

Mentor Program: Volunteer your time to spend a few hours a week or every other week with one of our residents. - meet for coffee - go for a walk - good listener etc.

How to apply

Please contact Michelle at michelleperin@justastart.org or 617-776-8353 x18

Location

114 Temple Street, Somerville, MA, 02145, US

Details

Skills needed
Extra details
Training provided
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Time Commitment

Duration
3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
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Days of week
Weekdays
Weekends
Schedule
Flexible schedule

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