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Project Homeless Connect FAST Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

January, 2014 service opportunity:

Who: Project Homeless Connect brings volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels together to serve people in our community experiencing homelessness.

What: Project Homeless Connect 2014 event

Where:  1st Presbyterian Church of Bozeman (26 W. Babcock-Bozeman, MT).  Please use side front doors that face Willson Street.  Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.

When:  Saturday, January 25.  Volunteers may participate from 8:30am-3:30pm or chose from one of two available shifts.

All volunteers will be given a vest to wear to help guests identify individuals that can assist their needs.  A short volunteer training will be held before the first volunteer shift at 8:15am in the Volunteer Info Area.  This training is given in order to make the volunteer experience better and to offer the best service to each guest.  When you RSVP via email (robin.mayer@montana.edu) for this opportunity, please indicate the shift for which you would like to volunteer.

 

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Shift

1

8:15am

8:30am-12:00pm

2

 

12:00pm-3:30pm

Why:  Project Homeless Connect events vary in size, content and frequency in each community, but share a common intent - to remedy the homelessness of their neighbors. The "under one roof" offerings for consumers and the "mobile hospitality" of volunteers who act as escorts for their homeless neighbors help lower barriers and achieve results. Events catalyze community involvement, generating new partnership, commitment, and investment to end homelessness. Project Homeless Connect gives people and organizations who have never been involved in homelessness before a way to make a difference in their community!

The following services will be provided for the homeless at this great event:

Housing providers, employment specialists, medical care, mental health care, benefits specialists, eye care, haircuts, transportation assistance, food, clothing and much more!

Please contact Robin Mayer at robin.mayer@montana.edu or call 994-2837 if you have questions about FAST or wish to participate.