Hope Faith Volunteer Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA

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Posting Publication Date: 
06/14/2022 - 12:15pm
Job Summary and Important Information: 

Hope Faith’s goal is to alleviate homelessness and poverty in Kansas City by providing basic necessities and offering programs that empower adults, youth, and families to achieve self-sufficiency. Our “one-stop” location approach reduces the barriers that people face when seeking programs and services that are spread throughout the Kansas City metro area. People experiencing homelessness and low-income individuals, families, and youth often lack access to adequate transportation. Having a centralized location for programs and services reduces the number of barriers to these services.

Hope Faith provides the following services:

-Breakfast and lunch

-Mailing address and mail services

-Hygiene supplies and showers

-Hope Health is a centralized location with on-site partners, such as Swope Health, and KC Free Eye Clinic, that provides medical, vision, and mental health care. -Guest Advocacy that provides connections to human service organizations, area agencies, and external mental health agencies. Guest advocates also help with employment referrals and housing navigation.

-Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing is distributed as needed The volunteer program at Hope Faith is essential in providing resources to the unhoused community in Kansas City.

The Volunteer Specialist will work directly with individuals, businesses, and groups of all sizes to serve the community in different aspects on Hope Faith’s campus.

What You’d Do: 

Strengthen the volunteer program at Hope Faith by engaging with community members and businesses. Develop and implement new volunteer recruitment and training strategies. Engage in ongoing professional development.

For All Openings: 
All persons hired for the Kansas City Public Library must pass a background check for criminal records. You must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 9th grade to work at any of our libraries. Unless otherwise specified, we require a completed application, even for positions requesting a resume and/or questionnaire. The Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity.