We currently have the need for overnight advocates. The person must be at least 21 years of age. The hours are 8pm-8am. Advocates trained would have first opportunity to do extra nights as "fill in" as needed, as well as the nights that are open.
The main focus is the supervision and companionship for the guests. This position may help with crisis intervention, house management, individual and group problem-solving, conflict resolution and maintenance of a safe and supportive atmosphere for our guests. Overall, the essential goal of an advocate is to be a positive source of encouragement and compassion for our guests. This volunteer (stipend position) can sleep onsite 10pm-6am, but still has to be available to guests when needed during those hours and maintaining a safe environment.
The volunteer confirms the attendance of guests before their required curfew, accepts clients returning late from
work and provides wake up calls for guests who are scheduled to leave early. The volunteer documents
important information in the Volunteer Log Book. If necessary, the volunteer relays important or time sensitive
information directly to staff. The volunteer facilitates the morning routine and ensures the dorm is empty and
secure before leaving. This is a paid volunteer position.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Awareness of issues surrounding homelessness
Experience in conflict management and crisis intervention
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, needs and behavior
Familiarity with local social service resources
Flexibility and dependability
Please look at our website at www.prescottshelters.org for more information about PASS and email if you have any questions.