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November 9, 2016
With the holidays aproaching, give the gift of volunteering and be a positive impact on the community by volunteering at Safe Place to Rest.
Safe Place to Rest are shelters designed to help those in need when existing shelters experience overflow. Since the winter months are approaching, shelters will start to become higher in demand, and this pilot program is meant to be an aid for those who need shelter. Safe Place to Rest is designed to shelter up to 15 individuals per night.
With the help of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, this pilot program can be made possible. There are two roles a volunteer can play.
1. Providing transport
2. Staff the community-based sites overnight
Volunteers are asked to help out one night a month, December through April. They are also encouraged to sign up with a friend, colleague, or loved one and share the volunteer experience together. Share your compassion and your time, and when working together, we can create a network of shelter relief for those who need it this winter.
Volunteer activities will not include any opportunities for volunteers to provide counseling, therapy, or services consultation with participants. However, volunteers are encouraged to listen and provide thoughtful communication and compassion.
Volunteers will receive training prior to their volunteer shifts. They will be trained on:
By volunteering for Safe Place to Rest, volunteers are participating in a national movement of "compassionate community," which is a model that helps communities address the challenge to expand their shelter options.
Contact Holly Lemasurier, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-517-3083, for more information about Safe Place to Rest, and to learn about upcoming volunteer training opportunities.
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