Community Intern

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in ArapaHOME, a group of service providers and interested community partners building the case for a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Arapahoe County.
  • Assist Program Director with quality assurance of program operations.
  • Learn the supervisor’s responsibilities for program development, for supervision, for day to day operations, and for compliance with agency and licensing standards.
  • Develop the positive and collaborative presentation of the program with community.
  • Create materials, in conjunction with program staff and administrative marketing team, to educate community on the issues of homelessness and on ways for concerned citizens to contribute to possible solutions.        
  • Accompany Program Director on tours of facility and speaking engagements in the community, leading to the possibility of solo presentations and agency representation.
  • Perform direct care staff duties, including addressing client needs for information and resources as well as engaging volunteers and donors to help with the program and agency. 
  • Assist Program Director with monthly billings, monthly service reports, service statistics and written correspondence. Create renewed annual service objectives, shelter employee handbook and budget projections in conjunction with co-workers.

Initial Impact

  • Our organization’s constituents will receive premier service and be connected with the best Family Tree staff member to meet their needs.

Sustained Outcome

  • House of Hope Community Intern will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
  • This role will help House of Hope staff to fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support

  • We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts:
    Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium, and Homelessness 101.
  • House of Hope Community Intern will have additional training from House of Hope Support staff.

Commitment

Community Interns are expected to be available for 6 months to 1 year. The hours are flexible during the day. Actual times and days vary depending on program and volunteer schedule.

Qualifications

  • Seeking 2nd year MSW student in the community track
  • Completion of volunteer orientation and approved background check.
  • Desire and ability to work with homeless families and experience working in residential facility and/or working with homeless families preferred.
  • Ability to represent the agency positively and appropriately.
  • Provide positive role modeling for families and maintenance of confidentiality for client information.

Benefits

  • Becoming part of the Family Tree team, providing solutions for families in crisis to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
  • Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume, including the flexibility to tailor the position to meet your interests and talents.

Getting Started

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and brief cover letter to Erika Nelson, Director of Volunteer Services at enelson@thefamilytree.org.  For questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Marla Childers, Family Advocate and Volunteer Liaison at mchilders@thefamilytree.org or 303-762-9525.

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