This year’s Jewish Volunteer Day (JVD) at Project Homeless Connect will be on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. As we did last year, Congregation B’nai Emunah will be a Community Partner. We hope to bring at least twelve volunteers to the event.
Jewish Volunteer Day at Project Homeless Connect, which is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, annually attracts close to 200 volunteers. Volunteers are usually placed where they are most needed, often as client escorts. Volunteers are a key component to making the day a success, as they orient clients and help them feel comfortable while they receive services. Volunteers who can offer medical, dental or legal services are welcome to join the suitable service providers.
Project Homeless Connect has been declared a “national best practice” that originated in San Francisco and is now replicated in more than 160 cities in the United States, Canada and Australia. PHC connects approximately 2,000 people with services they need, services like medical care or substance abuse treatment, eyeglasses, financial benefits, legal assistance, haircuts and more.
PHC is making a real difference; so do you by supporting this initiative! To participate, please contact Bonnie Lindauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.