HELP END HOMELESSNESS IN KANSAS CITY
The success of Project Homeless Connect Kansas City truly lies in the hands of its volunteers.
We are looking for community members and organizations to join us in helping move homeless lives forward by becoming part-day or full-day volunteers for positions such as navigators, check-in/out, set-up/clean-up and more during our September 12, 2017 event.
You can sign up to volunteer at PHCKC here, or if you have a large group interested in volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS INCLUDE:
**MOST IMPORTANT NEED**
We need around 250 - 300 volunteers to make our event successful.
AM SHIFT: 8 am-12:15 pm
PM SHIFT: 11 am -3 pm
ALL DAY: 8 am - 3 pm
Volunteer navigators are paired one-to-one with a homeless guest to help them navigate the event. As a navigator, you will play an important role in making guests feel welcome and comfortable, learning their needs and helping them get the services they need. If this is your first time as a navigator for Project Homeless Connect KC, you will receive training as a part of your shift. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to fill this shift.
The check-in and check-out section is the client entry and exit point. Volunteers assist clients by discussing available service options and filling out a check-in form. Training is offered and recommended. Volunteers under 18 cannot fill this shift.
PRE-EVENT SETUP-NIGHT BEFORE: Sep. 11, 5:30pm-7pm
PRE-EVENT SETUP-SAME DAY: 7am-8:30am
**Heavy lifting required.** The night before the event and early morning on the day of, volunteers are needed to assist with set-up. Duties range from setting up service areas to assembling hygiene kits to posting signage. This shift is suitable for volunteers under 18.
POST-EVENT: 2:30-4:30 pm
Clean Up/Tear Down. This service is a good option for those who can leave work a little early but are unable to take the entire day off. The shift take place at the end of the event, and duties may include some heavy lifting. This shift is suitable for volunteers under 18.
GENERAL ALL DAY: 8am-3pm
As a general volunteer, you’ll help where help is needed most. Whether it’s lunch setup, jumping in to help with line management, helping with event logistics or many other areas. These volunteers should be willing to move to different service areas whenever necessary. If this is your first time volunteering at this event, you will receive training as a part of your shift. This shift is suitable for volunteers under 18.
EXPECTATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS
Commit to volunteering
Be kind and respectful to the participants
Attend a volunteer training prior to the event on:
Show up on time for your shift
Share the news of the event and invite your friends and family to join you in supporting the local Kansas City community
VOLUNTEERS CAN EXPECT
Proper training to prepare you for a successful shift
A powerful experience serving people in need in our local community
"It was a very rewarding experience. I felt like I truly helped my people."
"I was so glad I participated. I found it very rewarding and eye opening."
"What a great experience! Not only was this a wonderful event to help the homeless community, it touched me a personal level because it took be out of my comfort zone. I will definitely look to volunteer more in this sector."