2012 Dates September 17-21
Thank you for considering donating your time to Project Homeless Connect. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Through donating your time and effort you become an integral part of eliminating homelessness in the Metro Jackson area.
What Is Project Homeless Connect?
The City of
Already implemented in over 130 communities, Project Homeless Connect is part of a national 10-year plan to end homelessness. Through our execution of this project, our community becomes an active participant in a solution that has been effectively implemented throughout the country.
Opportunities to Help
Volunteers are needed in many areas for Project Homeless Connect Service Fair If you are interested in volunteering contact Gwen Thompson at 601-969-5208.
Hospitality – These types of volunteers are the heart of
Intake – Check-in is crucial. At check-in, client needs are assessed. The volunteers at this station must fill out the appropriate form, which will act as a guide for the Hospitality volunteer.
Checker – Stationed at each booth; the volunteer will make sure each card has been checked for the client’s visit.
Food Service – Volunteers will assist with serving breakfast and lunch.
Greeters – Greeters make a first impression. Volunteers will welcome consumers and clients and either guide them to the entertainment area/booths, intake tables or match them with a hospitality volunteer.
Volunteer/Agency Sign-In – Volunteers will be responsible for making sure that all volunteers and agencies sign in upon arrival.
Haircut/Foot Massage Sign-in – Volunteers will be responsible for keeping a list of who will need a haircut/foot massage that day.
Set Up and Break Down – These volunteers may overlap with some existing service capacity depending on their volunteer shift. Volunteers are needed to set up the event which includes table and chair arrangements, the placing of banners, signs, and tents, and other general organizational tasks. Break down volunteers are very important, as they help to close the event, disassemble service areas, and do general clean up.
What are the specific themes of Project Homeless Connect Service Fair?
What’s Expected of Volunteers
DO NOT PROMISE SERVICES.
Volunteers are also needed to help with the the Conference:
Scribes – These volunteers will take notes at the breakout sessions during the Homelessness Conference.
Registration - Volunteers will make sure everyone signs in and recieves their info packet. They will also act as hosts and hostesses throughout the conference making sure everyone knows where breakout sessions, restrooms, etc are located.