Respite Bed Overnight Volunteer

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CAMBA



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


1720 Church Avenue, 2nd Floor
United States


The commitment is for 7pm-7am 1-4 nights per month The CAMBA Respite Bed Program provides a network of overnight bed capacity to CAMBA’s Gathering Place, Brooklyn’s only Drop-In Center, whose clients are receiving case management, concrete and housing placement services. The Respite Bed Program works to recruit, train and ensure the provision of food, personal care items, linens and overnight bedding by community groups, including churches and synagogues helping in the fight to end homelessness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: the person filling this position is expected to: Arrive and set-up according to shelter schedule Provide clients with personal care items. Ensure that guests wake-up, clean-up, and get on the bus on time Served dinner and breakfast (where appropriate) Close site according to shelter guidelines Communicate to shelter Coordinator and/or CAMBA staff any questions or concerns Schedule shifts with shelter Coordinator. Maintain client confidentiality and privacy Records and tracks clients’ arrival and departure. May also complete incident reports. Volunteer Environment and Physical Demands: The volunteer environment characteristics are representative of those a volunteer encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in various churches and synagogues throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The non-private sleeping areas are moderately noisy. Volunteers may need to escort clients outside of Respite facility and may need to deal with outdoor weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, lift, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and use both close and distance vision.

The commitment is for 7pm-7am 1-4 nights per month.


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How To Apply

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