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Project Homeless Connect 2017

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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About

PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit16 and up
Description
Project Homeless Connect is a free resource fair for homeless and at-risk individuals and families. During this one day event clients are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, housing services, resume workshops, clothing banks, vision check and healthcare to veterans services, childcare, petcare and much more. We expect to see 1,000 clients at this years event and need nearly as many volunteers to make the day a success. Please join us on September 19th as we help our most vulnerable population access the resources they need to become self-sufficient for themselves and their families.

Please enjoy our 'Thank You' video from last year that truly captures the heart and essence of this event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmAJldVrbI

Unless you are a Setup or Tear-Down Volunteer - All new volunteers are highly encouraged to attend an in-person training prior to the event.  Below are the following in-person training opportunities. 

In-person training sessions available:

ALL IN PERSON TRAININGS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.  IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND A TRAINING, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY ON SEPTEMBER 19TH FOR A BRIEF DAY-OF TRAINING ON THE LOBBY LEVEL OF HALL C.
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Requirements
Volunteers will receive a t-shirt upon check-in day of the event and should plan to wear that t-shirt for the duration of their volunteer shift. Please wear comfortable shoes.
PerksLunch will be provided and all volunteers will receive a t-shirt.
Parking DetailsThere are multiple pay-to-park lots and meters around the convention center as well as the convention center parking garage. There will be no parking vouchers or reduced parking deals for volunteers at this event.
CausesAdvocacy & Human Rights Children & Youth Community Emergency & Safety Employment General Service Health & Medicine Homeless & Housing Hunger Immigrants & Refugees Legal Services Poverty & Basic Needs Seniors Veterans & Military Families Women
SkillsCare Taker Child Care Communications Elderly Assistance ESL Instructing First Aid/CPR Help w/People
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1,137 Positions Filled | 872 Impacts | 3,968 Hours

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Shifts (21)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 7:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 11:30AM
Volunteers will be paired and stationed at entrances around the Convention Center to greet and direct volunteers and guests. Additionally, in the main lobby at 12th and Welton a group will help traffic flow smoothly as volunteers and guests form a line.

Please plan to have lunch at the end of your shift.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
44/40Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 8:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 11:00AM
Greet and assist resource providers (those giving/providing the specific services to guests) as they arrive to PHC. Help guide them to their area in Hall C and connect them with the Provider Support volunteers.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
5/5Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 8:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:00PM
Check-in volunteers as they arrive to the event, hand out volunteer t-shirts, and provide instructions and directions to designated volunteer areas. When all volunteers are checked-in, turn in check-in forms to area lead.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
17/15Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM
There will be a bag-check area in the main lobby where guests can leave their belongings while they navigate services. Volunteers will receive items, ticket them and give the corresponding ticket to the guest for pick-up after they are done receiving services. This area also serves as lost and found. Please plan to stay until all participants are gone.

Please note: This area is strictly for checking guest items. There is no bag/coat check for volunteers.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
4/4Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:00PM
Help with loading and delivering of items from provider cars to their booths on the concourse. Offer provider assistance as needed throughout the day including bringing food, water and supplies as needed to the provider staff.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
15/15Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:00PM
As our GEM of the event, we need volunteers who sparkle with enthusiasm and exude confidence to make the first impression of Project Homeless Connect the best one for volunteers and guests. You will be matching volunteers and guests to start their partnership that will guide them through the event.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
10/10Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM
Please note: Guest Services shift times have changed this year. There are five shifts to choose from depending on the length of time you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers assist with filling out the guest intake survey form and accompany guests to different service areas. Volunteers should plan to stay with their guest from the time the guest arrives to the time the guest leaves. If a volunteer finishes with one guest before the end of their shift, they are encouraged to assist another guest.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
291/300Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 12:30PM
Please note: Guest Services shift times have changed this year. There are five shifts to choose from depending on the length of time you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers assist with filling out the guest intake survey form and accompany guests to different service areas. Volunteers should plan to stay with their guest from the time the guest arrives to the time the guest leaves. If a volunteer finishes with one guest before the end of their shift, they are encouraged to assist another guest.

Volunteers please enter through Hall C, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
152/150Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:00PM
With nearly 2,000 guests and volunteers at this event, line guides are needed to help avoid chaos! Volunteers will help direct traffic in the Housing area. Duties will include making sure guests are in the correct line and have the correct paperwork for that line and ensuring that it is easy to find the end of various service lines.

You will be directed to your specific area when you arrive at check-in.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
6/6Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:00PM
With nearly 2,000 guests and volunteers at this event, line guides are needed to help avoid chaos! Volunteers will help direct traffic in the ID area. Duties will include making sure guests are in the correct line and have the correct paperwork for that line and ensuring that it is easy to find the end of various service lines.

You will be directed to your specific area when you arrive at check-in.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
5/5Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 9:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:30PM
Check-in at Volunteer check-in upon arrival and wait to be directed upstairs. You will be located near the Checkout table to support volunteers in the main Hall. If a volunteer needs to leave their shift early, you will help ensure their guest is paired with another volunteer or their shift spot is covered.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
6/5Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 1:00PM
Checkout is the last stop for participants before they leave the event. Please confirm that participants received appropriate support and needed services for the day. Collect and organize clipboards, completed intake forms and participant surveys.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
9/10Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:00PM
There will be 2-4 information desks at the event. 2 volunteers will staff each information desk and provide assistance to guests, volunteers and service providers. This may include handing out maps, resource materials, fielding FAQ's and general event information. If you are unable to support the request, please find someone in a Red shirt to assist.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
8/8Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:30PM
With nearly 2,000 guests and volunteers at this event, line guides are needed to help avoid chaos! Volunteers will help direct traffic at the most congested service sites: Resumes, Benefits, Housing, etc. Duties will include making sure guests are in the correct line and have the correct paperwork for that line and ensuring that it is easy to find the end of various service lines.

You will be directed to your specific areas when you arrive at check-in.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
16/15Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:00AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:00PM
Volunteers will be responsible for handing out snack items and beverages to all guests, volunteers and service providers. Ensure that the lunch table is constantly stocked and that the lunch area remains clean of debris.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
20/20Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM
Please note: Guest Services shift times have changed this year. There are five shifts to choose from depending on the length of time you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers assist with filling out the guest intake survey form and accompany guests to different service areas. Volunteers should plan to stay with their guest from the time the guest arrives to the time the guest leaves. If a volunteer finishes with one guest before the end of their shift, they are encouraged to assist another guest.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
185/200Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 10:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 2:30PM
Volunteers will be paired and stationed at entrances around the Convention Center to greet and direct volunteers and guests. Additionally, in the main lobby at 12th and Welton a group will help traffic flow smoothly as volunteers and guests form a line.

Please plan to have lunch at the beginning of your shift.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
18/30Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 11:30AM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM
Please note: Guest Services shift times have changed this year. There are five shifts to choose from depending on the length of time you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers assist with filling out the guest intake survey form and accompany guests to different service areas. Volunteers should plan to stay with their guest from the time the guest arrives to the time the guest leaves. If a volunteer finishes with one guest before the end of their shift, they are encouraged to assist another guest.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
133/200Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 12:30PM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM
Please note: Guest Services shift times have changed this year. There are five shifts to choose from depending on the length of time you'd like to volunteer.

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers assist with filling out the guest intake survey form and accompany guests to different service areas. Volunteers should plan to stay with their guest from the time the guest arrives to the time the guest leaves. If a volunteer finishes with one guest before the end of their shift, they are encouraged to assist another guest.

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO 80202
122/100Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 1:00PM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 4:00PM
Checkout is the last stop for participants before they leave the event. Please confirm that participants received appropriate support and needed services for the day. Collect and organize clipboards, completed intake forms and participant surveys. Please plan to stay until all participants have left the event.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
9/10Over
Start: Tue, Sep 19, 3:00PM
End: Tue, Sep 19, 6:00PM
Assist with tear-down after the event is over. Includes leading supplies from the concourse to vehicles outside the venue, tearing down signs, gathering clipboards and breaking down tables and chairs. Tear-down will begin at 3pm at the Colorado Convention Center. The more people that help the faster it will be done!

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, 80202 80202
39/75Over

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Mile High United Way Volunteer Team wrote on August 21st, 2017

Volunteer training begins this week! Please review the note in the description regarding these dates, times and locations. Reminder: If you have volunteered for Project Homeless Connect in the past you do not need to attend unless you'd like to. We highly encourage new volunteers to attend a training.

Judy McCutcheon Pendleton wrote on July 13th, 2017

I am out of the country for everyone of your training sessions but return Sept 14. I want to come with my group from South Broadway Christian Church but we are all registering individually. Can I volunteer for anything without taking the training? I'm older and don't think tear-down would be safe for me.