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Project Homeless Connect 2014


Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Project Homeless Connect 2014

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Type End Quantity
Navigator Volunteer: 8AM-4:00PM
Navigators act as guides, escorting clients to the areas where they can get food, services, and appointments. You will welcome your client at Intake, then take them through a structured set of questions You will stay with one client from the time the client enters through discharge. You will then greet another client at intake and guide that client through the service areas. WE NEED 500 NAVIGATORS. No experience need, just a desire to help those in need. Training will be provided on-site.
Ended Free  
Data Entry Volunteer: 10AM-3:30PM
Detail-oriented volunteers are needed to help enter data from the intake and discharge forms that are collected at the event. Data Entry volunteers will have little or no interaction with clients. All of the data that is collected via the discharge area will help with future planning and quantification of service needs.
Ended Free  
Greeter: 7AM-12PM
Greeters will help to create a welcoming, hospitable atmosphere while clients wait for the doors to open at 9:00 a.m. You may be serving coffee/donuts, making conversation, or holding someone’s place in line while they use the restroom. Greeters may be asked to become navigators if needed.
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Discharge Volunteer: 8AM-4:00PM
The discharge area is the final stop for clients before obtaining any giveaway items. It is an opportunity to ensure that individuals seeking services obtain what they came for. Discharge volunteers will collect feedback on the event and important data related to who visited us and what services they may have asked for (aggregated data, preserving client confidentiality). All of the data that is collected via the discharge area will help with future planning and quantification of service needs.
Ended Free  
Food Service Volunteer: 10:45AM-2PM
Volunteer will help will serve a cafeteria style meal to all clients, volunteers, and service providers. Duties include: plate food and interact with clients at they receive their lunch; act as servers to many of the agencies in attendance; deliver plated food to clients that may be waiting in lines; and assist in cleaning up once lunch service has been completed.
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Event Details

Project Homeless Connect will match one guest with one volunteer in a one-of-a-kind partnership to assist chronically homeless adults in connecting to as many on-site services as possible in one day. To do this, more than 30 service providers will move their operations to the Greater Richmond Convention Center for a day.

Volunteers are trained to assist clients in navigating the array of services based upon the client’s priorities. The goal for the event, and its high level of volunteer involvement, is to eliminate some of the barriers people experience as they seek to access the very services that might help them start the journey to return to stable lives.

Have questions about Project Homeless Connect 2014? Contact Homeward

When & Where

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Homeward is a collective impact nonprofit utilizing data-driven collaboration to prevent and end homelessness in Greater Richmond. Homeward's mission is to prevent, reduce and end homelessness by facilitating creative solutions through the collaboration, coordination and cooperation of regional resources and services.

This work happens in three primary ways: 1) identifying regional needs and trends through data collection and analysis; 2) coordinating our regional homeless services system to maximize resources and outcomes; and, 3) educating the community for system change needed for homelessness to be rare, brief, and non-recurring in Greater Richmond.

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