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Responsible for ensuring that the Shelter runs properly, including non-admission and/or ejection of guests. Responsible for coordinating the recruitment of all volunteers:
Secure volunteer list from previous season and contact experienced volunteers. Interface with the Ojai Valley Family Shelter Management Team as needed.
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Fill out Incident Report as needed and file it in the Traveling File. Have authority to determine maximum census
Check to see that basic supplies are at the Shelter (see supply list)
Responsible for ensuring food providers for each week.
Contact food volunteers for the week and make sure the volunteers are aware of their commitments. Answer any questions the food volunteers may have.
Preparation of meals can be either at home or at Sites, if facilities provide. Plan on serving approximately 30 to 40 meals at night and up to 35 in the morning. After serving the evening meal, clean up the dishes and the kitchen.
Keep tax-deductible receipts for the food purchased for reimbursement. You are also entitled to deduct for volunteer mileage, if you keep a record.
Commitment is about 2 hours per week plus one time training. Work from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the site.
Interview and record information on all guests as they arrive at the Shelter. Have each guest sign Intake Form, Waiver and Shelter Rules during Initial Visit. Check for TB screening
Evaluate each guest to screen out those with substance abuse or severe mental health problems. For those identified persons professional resources will be recommended as may be appropriate. Must fill out an Incident Report on anyone to whom entrance is denied and bring it to the attention of the Site Coordinator or Shelter Administrator.
Hand out flyers and be familiar with the alternative and supplemental private and public resources that are available to the homeless.
Commitment is about 10 hours per week. One host and hostess each week if possible.
Arrive at Site by 8:00 PM and sleep over night. Close Shelter registration at 8:00 PM unless guest has made previous arrangements with Shelter Administrator or Site Coordinator.
Has authority to eject guests for reasonable cause, i.e., disruptive behavior, unwillingness to obey rules, etc. Inform Site Coordinator and Shelter Administrator of any incidents, including non-admission and/or ejection of guests. Fill out Incident Report as needed and file it in the Traveling File.
Coordinate serving morning breakfast and clean up. Return trailer keys to the designated location or to the Site Coordinator.
Commitment is about 1-1/2 hours per week (plus any reimbursable costs).Add a description about this category
Gather towels and bedding (20-35). Transport laundry and wash and dry it.
Return clean towels and bedding before the Site’s next scheduled evening.
Commitment is about 1/1/2 hours per week.
Volunteer should be familiar where the SUV is being transported to because of hookups for each site.
Disconnect hook-ups, transport to next site and reconnect the SUV.
Commitment about 3 hours a week
Oversee and facilitate showers from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM or until there is no one waiting for a shower. Provide guest with necessary toiletries. Monitor duration of shower (approximately 15 minutes) and remind guests to observe the posted shower rules.
Verify that guests clean shower between each use with spray solution. Lock up the SUV for the night and return keys to the site host. Place bag of wet towels outside the back door for Laundry Volunteers.