Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Full time or Part time
Since 1899, the Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) has focused on preventing and ending homelessness and in guiding people from a place of need to a place of self-sufficiency. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, BRM serves women and men who are homeless and at risk of homelessness 365 days a year. People in crisis, including veterans, come to the Mission to receive hearty meals, safe shelter beds, and life-transforming services. Our shelter programs focus on treating the underlying causes of homelessness with individualized case management, employment, and services to guide people toward permanent housing. Our approach establishes a caring and accountable recovery environment along with job skills and related training designed to promote healthy, independent living. We are committed to helping people break their personal cycle of homelessness and over time have seen remarkable results.
Be the primary liaison between volunteers and BRM staff.
Learning the volunteer program, shifts, criteria for volunteer selection, and volunteer orientation.
Identifying individual and group volunteers already scheduled and making their volunteer experience an excellent one. This includes confirming shifts, orienting volunteers, and answering questions.
Responding to volunteer inquiries; send, receive, and process volunteer applications; check volunteer references, and schedule vetted volunteers for upcoming shifts.
Preparing monthly reports and light filing work
Optionally, fellows may take photos and/or interview individuals and groups, you will work with our social media/pr dept. These interviews and images may become BRM marketing materials for social media and its web site.
Hours: 10-12 weekly
Training will be provided. Prior experience with volunteers a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Achieve a better understanding of the workings of a halfway house, shelter, and food pantry.