Volunteer at Project Connect!
We require that all volunteers show up to Project Connect with an open mind & heart, be ready to have a great time, meet new friends, share a meal with fellow community members, and leave the day knowing you've made a difference in someone's life! All new volunteers must attend one orientation session. When you complete the Volunteer Sign-Up form you will have the option to choose a session.
Set Up Volunteer: Help set up and/or prepare food for the event on Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-9:00 pm. Activities include moving tables/chairs, loading trucks/cars with equipment, taking down signs/banners, and cleaning up the gym and community center. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and be comfortable doing physical work.
Greeter: Welcome guests, volunteers and service providers to the event, direct them where to go and tell them where to park. Friendliness is a prerequisite!
Intake Volunteer: Thoroughly review the list of services and providers with guests, helping them determine which they’d like to visit and to prioritize. Fill out the intake form with guests and go over the photo release form and get their signatures. Provide name tags with green checks or red dots indicating their willingness to be photographed.
Volunteer Assistant: Sign in volunteers, hand out name tags, direct to stations.
Guest Advocate: Offer guests refreshments, escort them to the gym, help them prioritize their needs, and help them locate the various service providers. Answer questions and find out information as needed – assist them in getting the most out of the services provided. Spend as much time with your guest as they need/feel comfortable with. Spanish speakers are encouraged to volunteer as advocates.
Voter Registration Volunteer: Help guests fill out voter registration forms and provide information about voting eligibility, requirements, rules, etc. (voting information guides will be provided).
Food Volunteer: Assist with preparing and serving breakfast and lunch to guests, volunteers and service providers.
Professional Photographer: Photographers document the event by taking pictures throughout the event at all locations. Photographers will need to be trained in the event confidentiality issues prior to taking pictures. Volunteer photographers must provide their own digital cameras.
Intake Data Recorder: Input data from intake documents into a spreadsheet.
Dental Van Rider: Accompany guests to and from the dental clinic in Hillsborough, providing information and directions as needed.
Hair Salon Assistant: Assist the hair cutters, maintain the waitlist, sweep hair, and keep the area clean.
Foot Washing Volunteer: Wash guests’ feet in preparation for the foot care specialist to provide examinations and basic treatment.
Recycling Adviser: Assist with composting and recycling efforts.
Clean Up Volunteers: Assist cleaning up after event from 3:00–5:00 pm. Activities include moving tables/chairs, loading trucks/cars with equipment, taking down signs/banners, and cleaning up the gym and community center. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and be comfortable doing physical work.