Volunteer Opportunity

homeless shelter staff

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near Buffalo, NY
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per month
Recurrence
Recurring

Description

homeless shelter staff

Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers commit to 2-4 shifts a month, usually on the same day. 

Ex: Every other Thursday 6pm-10:30pm 

9am-1pm: Guests are gone during this time period. Volunteers check out guests for the day, make sure chores are completed, complete room checks, laundry, answer phones, complete intakes, and clean rooms. This shift will answer the door and complete cleaning tasks. Good for those who like cleaning and organizing.


1pm-6pm: Guests are gone until 4pm. You will check guests in and out, complete cleaning, room checks, answer phones, complete intakes, and assist guests with evening chores. Guests need to check belongings such as cigarettes, lighters, medications, etc. Good for those who like working with others, interacting with guests, and cleaning.


6pm-10:30pm: Check guests in and out, answer phones, make sure chores are completed, respond to guest requests. This position creates the chore chart and sign in sheets for the following day. Good for those who want to have the most interaction with guests, like being busy, can respond to multiple requests, de-escalate, and have good customer service skills. 


Cook: Volunteer cooks prepare a meal to be served at 5:30pm on the day they are assigned. Cooks can use the food provided to prepare the meal for our guests. The average meal needs to serve 15-29 people and include a protein and 2 sides. These sides should be 1 vegetable and 1 fruit or 2 fruits or 2 vegetables. Cooks also prepare a dessert which can be an item that is already here at Little Portion. 


Group volunteers: Groups can be scheduled by request for specific cleaning projects, organizing, or maintenance. We generally have groups of 10 for 2-3 hours. If your group has a specific time or size request let us know as we may have a project in mind!


Professional Volunteers: Professional volunteers can offer a skill for our guests or current staff. We need help with data entry, we could use volunteers skilled in counseling to join our case management team, and we could use activities such as painting, job readiness, computer literacy, etc. to offer to our guests in our new daytime space. This schedule can be flexible based on the volunteers availability and interest.

Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers commit to 2-4 shifts a month, usually on the same day. 

Ex: Every other Thursday 6pm-10:30pm 

9am-1pm: Guests are gone during this time period. Volunteers check out guests for the day, make sure chores are completed…

Location

On-site

Little Portion Friary

1305 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA

How to Apply

Please email volunteers@littleportionfriary.com with your interest and any questions.

Please email volunteers@littleportionfriary.com with your interest and any questions.

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