Volunteer

Two Vacancies on the HPTHP Board

Fundraising Chairperson,

Assistant Case Manager needed

Come join our very lively, all-volunteer board.

 

   Gerald Gripshover, our former fundraising chairperson, decided that being one of our mentors was a better fit. If you ever wanted to try your hand at fundraising or you have a proven track record, here is your chance.

   The fundraising chairperson seeks ways of funding the ministry of the Project. Works on special events for the organization and solicits special collections within congregations, as well as encouraging donations or grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, or government sources. Leads and coordinates the Taste of Hyde Park.

    The assistant case manager has some social service experience who serves as a volunteer supervisor with mentor volunteers assisting the case manager.

    While not as closely or regularly engaged with the client families as are the mentors, assistant case managers are available to mediate any difficult situations or concerns arising between mentors and client, or client and institutions such as schools and workplace.

 Assist coordinating intake of clients and the selection and training of mentors.

 Send a cover letter and resume to HPTHP@yahoo.com.

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Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project has many opportunities for volunteers. If you would like to serve as a mentor, or help volunteer at our fundraising events, or lend your skills as a case manager or board member, please be in touch with us at hpthp@yahoo.org.


Mentoring
Some of our most important volunteers are our mentors.

Mentors work alongside our client families. The mentor is a generalist, helping the family solve problems that may impede progress toward ending homelessness. HPTHP is looking for mature mentors with life experience, willing to make a commitment of time and compassion. Mentors work in pairs, and are supported by a professional Case Manager.

Prospective mentors are required to attend a training session. During training, mentors learn why families become homeless and become acquainted with HPTHP’s mission, vision, history and organizational structure. Mentors will be able to distinguish the role of the lay-mentor versus a professional social worker. Trained mentors then participate in the selection process for the family with whom they will work.

To find out more, download the pdf below, or send an email to hpthp@yahoo.com

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Devin McLachlan,
Oct 4, 2013, 10:36 AM