Purpose and Impact: Recently Jovenes, Inc. has expanded their services to help community college students experiencing homelessness. As Jovenes, Inc. continues to help more students we also need more housing connections. The housing locator will help Jovenes, Inc. with their mission of empowering youth experiencing homelessness by helping find housing. Housing is always first when it comes to a homeless individual accomplishing their goals. To homeless college students, housing is a determining factor in their success in college and beyond. The housing locator will help conduct outreach to landlords in the Los Angeles area to help secure and identify housing, thus helping a homeless student get on the right path toward success.
Activities, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
This volunteer will:
- Conduct outreach to help find housing for homeless youth
- Talk to landlords about Jovenes, Inc.’s mission
- Send information about housing to the Permanent Housing Department at Jovenes, Inc.
Required Skills: Strong communication skills, self-starter and ability to work independently
Site and Supervision: This volunteer will be supervised by the Program Manager for Permanent Housing located on 1208 Pleasant Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033.
Volunteer Benefits: This position offers the volunteer a multitude of professional development opportunities, including experience with outreach, building their resume and expanding personal and professional networks. Upon completion of the volunteer service a certificate will be presented.
The time commitment would be a minimum of 5 hours a week and can be worked both on our campus in Boyle Heights or Norwalk or at your home.
Tags: at-risk youth
Contact Person: Kelsee Viano
Contact Email: Kviano@jovenesinc.org
Contact Phone Number: 323-260-8035 x117
Organization: Jovenes, Inc.