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Project Homeless Connect 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

About

PositionsMany
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
Description
Project Homeless Connect is an annual, one-day event that is open to people of all ages who are experiencing homelessness – or facing housing instability.  During this one day event guests are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, housing services, resume workshops, vision check and healthcare to veterans services, childcare, petcare and much more. We expect to see 1,000 guests at this years event and need nearly as many volunteers to make the day a success. Please join us on November 15th as we help our most vulnerable population access the resources they need to become self-sufficient for themselves and their families.

Hear first hand from last year's volunteers what Project Homeless Connect is all about.

https://youtu.be/QN1A_gg-uGU

We highly encouraged all volunteers to participate in a training prior to the event.  All in-person trainings have concluded. Please view the online training (link below) for specific details and reminders for the day. 

DIGITAL VERSION OF VOLUNTEER TRAINING:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UaAIr73a4&t=1s&index=11&list=PLsqGAQ_bnzHWuHCMZQE7n9aobB16h_BAQ

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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 around the convention center as well as the convention center parking garage. There will be NO parking vouchers or discounted parking prices for volunteers at this event.
CausesAdvocacy Children & Youth Community Emergency & Safety Employment Food Insecurity, Hunger Gender General Service Health Homeless & Housing Immigrants & Refugees Legal Services Older Adults Poverty & Basic Needs Veterans & Military Families
SkillsCare Taker Child Care Communications ESL Instructing Elderly Assistance First Aid/CPR Help w/People
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1,154 Positions Filled | 22 Impacts | 113 Hours

Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Shifts (25)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 2:30PM
Sponsored by Regis Service Learning students.
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.
16/16Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.
25/25Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 11:00AM
Greet and assist resource providers (those giving/providing the specific services to guests) as they arrive to PHC. Inform them of their area in the hall and connect them with the Provider Support volunteers to guide them specifically.5/5Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.15/15Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:30PM
There will be a bag and coat 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.
4/4Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.14/14Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 2:00PM
Oversee all GEM volunteers and ensure volunteer and guest matches are successful.

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.
1/1Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
Upon arrival, all Meal Services volunteers with assist the We Don't Waste team pack lunches for the day. Volunteers will be responsible for then handing out lunch and beverages to all guests, volunteers and service providers. Ensure that lunches are consistently available and that the lunch area remains clean of debris.

This shift will have volunteers on their feet majority of the time so please wear comfortable shoes.
50/50Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 2:00PM
Help with loading and delivering of items from provider cars to their designated areas in the hall. Offer provider assistance as needed throughout the day including bringing food, water and supplies as needed to the provider teams.9/10Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 12:00PM
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.5/5Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:30PM
VOLUNTEER ALL DAY

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers review the guests needs survey and make a plan for accessing those services together. 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.
300/300Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 12:30PM
VOLUNTEER - MORNING HALF DAY

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers review the guests needs survey and make a plan for accessing those services together. 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.
214/210Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.
5/5Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.
4/5Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
Volunteers from Arapahoe Community College will be onsite offering personal portraits to our guests throughout the day.18/18Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
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.

Also, encourage the volunteer to go back in line to work with another guest!
11/10Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
*This shift is sponsored by Coats for Colorado, Arapahoe Community College, and Servicios De La Raza*
Ensure all guest who enter the area have the best understanding of what items are available and where they can be found. Continuously organize and keep area clean so that new people coming through feel welcome.
21/21Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 1:30PM
You are someone that is available and willing to help wherever needed! This may be filling in for a volunteer that has to leave early to organizing papers and shirts. You understand that there will be down time and you're cool under pressure. Be our right-hand volunteer for the day!

You will be directed to your specific area(s) when you arrive at check-in.
25/26Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
All guests leave Project Homeless Connect with a goodie bag filled with hygiene items. Volunteers are needed to hand out the bags to guests, organize the bags and ensure that the hygiene table stays clean, organized and empty of debris.20/20Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:30PM
Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers review the guests needs survey and make a plan for accessing those services together. 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.84/200Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 10:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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.13/15Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 11:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 2:00PM
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.5/5Full
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 11:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:30PM
Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers review the guests needs survey and make a plan for accessing those services together. 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.136/200Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 12:30PM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 3:30PM
VOLUNTEER - AFTERNOON HALF DAY

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with guests to help them prioritize and navigate the services provided at Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers review the guests needs survey and make a plan for accessing those services together. 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.
99/100Register
Start: Thu, Nov 15, 3:00PM
End: Thu, Nov 15, 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!55/75Register