Shelter Volunteer

(Inn from the Cold - Kelowna)

Position ID: V-KNA0072 Last Modified: 15 May 2017 Last Full Update: 15 May 2017
Opportunity Details
Link to Application Formhttp://www.innfromthecoldkelowna.org/Volunteers/Application/Shelter_Volunteer.html
Websitewww.innfromthecoldkelowna.org
DescriptionInn from the Cold – Kelowna, 1157 Sutherland Ave, offering a total shelter capacity of 35, provides emergency overnight shelter to people living on the street during the coldest winter months, Nov-Apr.  
 
Offers a minimal-barrier shelter serving the most vulnerable homeless members of our community * women and men are welcomed * a vulnerability assessment to determine bed allocation is completed at intake * intake is completed upon referral (self or agency) * beds are assigned for duration of stay * 31 beds are made available, AND 4 are reserved for late night emergency referrals from hospital, RCMP or self-referral * The following are prioritized for service: 
 
- Couples and adult family members 
- Persons with pets 
- Does not access other shelters 
- Transgendered individuals 
- Persons who work past curfew times (sex trade and traditional employment) 
- Unable to access other services due to bans, time limits, red zone court orders, personal conflicts etc. 
 
There four different volunteer shifts available: reception, overnight, mornings, or food shifts.  
 
More information about each volunteer opportunity can be found on our website or you can call the office 250-448-6403 to learn more.
Skills/ExperienceVolunteers should have good communication skills, non-judgmental attitude, and be compassionate and patient.
Minimum Age of Volunteer19 year(s) and up
Police CheckRequired
Areas of InterestConversation Partner ; Fundraising ; General helper ; Homeless Support ; Human Services ; Meal Preparation/Serving
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Organization NameInn from the Cold - Kelowna
Address & MapKelowna, BC
Canada
 
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E-Mailinfo@innfromthecoldkelowna.org
Websitewww.innfromthecoldkelowna.org