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Employment Opportunities at the Coalition
Resident Care Specialist
The primary roles of the Resident Care Specialist at HOPE Community are to (1) attend to the residents’ basic needs and living environment, and (2) support the Case Managers who work with the residents on their Individual Service Plans. This position requires a caring, patient, good-humored, and flexible individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with individuals in a crisis. Please send your resume and cover letter for this posiiton to asampson <at> bigbendhc.org.
Position Announcement (pdf, 156k)
Please download our application here. (MS Word, 112k)
Volunteering at the Coalition
Technology Access and Training Program
HOPE Community has opened a small, 7-seat, computer lab to meet the technology training needs of our residents. These homeless families and singles are in need of computer skill upgrades to reach their educational and employment goals. We will begin with basic, computer literacy training and then, as time and resources allow, build in more advanced training.
Would you like to make a difference?
We are currently in need of Meal Volunteer Participant groups!
Join our team by becoming a volunteer with the Coalition.
For more information please contact our Public Relations and Development Director, Danielle Bowman, at: dbowman<at>bigbendhc.org
or call (850) 792-9426
How Can I Help?
HOPE Community Meal Volunteer Participant (MVP) Group Opportunity
HOPE Community’s mission is to get families with children and single women experiencing homelessness back into stable housing. We provide a safe place to sleep, three meals a day, and case management services. In January of 2015, HOPE Community opened a new emergency shelter for families, and since then, the number of families we’ve helped has risen dramatically. On a given night, we provide shelter and food to approximately 60 adults and 100 children. This has put us in need of greater resources. For instance, the cost of providing meals for our residents has risen more than $18,000 since January. We need dedicated volunteer and donor groups in the community to help homeless families get back on their feet by providing one meal a month.
What is the Meal Volunteer Participant (MVP) Program? It is a great opportunity for your group or organization to support The Homeless Coalition and provide a delicious meal to the residents of HOPE Community.
How does it Work?
Teams bring in grocery items and cook them in our commercial kitchen (or off-site). They then serve the prepared meal to our residents. The group also has the option of purchasing a meal or cooking off-site and then bringing in the items to serve.
How do groups become Meal Volunteer Participants? Your group representative must contact our Development Director to schedule a tour of the kitchen, receive training materials, and to schedule dates to serve. Contact Danielle Bowman: dbowman<at>bigbendhc.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
We are holding donation drives for the following items:
- New or gently used sheet sets (single bed)
- New or gently used pillows
- New or gently used towels (body, hand, and washcloths)
Donation Of Goods
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Students are an integral part of our volunteer program here at the Homeless Coalition. Student volunteers help with activities that range from child care and food service, to fundraising and donation support.
Below are volunteer options for students who are looking to get involved with us.
Explorer: May only come once or twice
Short-term: Semester commitment
Practicum students: Semester-long commitment to meet class requirement
Long-term: More than one semester commitment
Interns: One to two semesters, for credit or not for credit, minimum of 18 hours/ week
Potential Student Projects: To be taken on by the Service Learning students or student organizations, including Registered Student Organizations
Contact Us for more information.
Release of Liability Form for Volunteers
Thanks FSU for your support of our Volunteer Program!