Phone #: (303) 659-6199 ext. 117

Email: volunteers@almosthomeonline.org

 Our goal for our WorkForce is that they leave a shift having learned valuable skills that will allow them to succeed in their future careers.  Most importantly, they leave with a sense of pride in their work, knowing that the time that they have donated to our organization has allowed our Staff to increase our capacity to prevent individuals from experiencing homelessness. Your time is valuable, so our goal is to make your work experience the best it can be to prepare you to be the best employee you can be.  By investing in each other, we invest in our future!

Location:

Sign-in your first day at our primary headquarters: 22 S. 4th Ave, Ste. 106 Brighton, CO 80601.  However, depending on your assigned duties, you may need to report elsewhere.  Coordinate with a member of our staff via volunteers@almosthomeonline.org.

Interning Requirements:
  • Contact your Academic Advisor to find out if there is an existing partnership with us
    • We are willing to create a partnership if none exists​
  • Internships are NOT to be completed in order to meet your court mandated community service requirements
  • Must abide by our dress code and COVID-19 policies
  • Must complete all applicable onboarding trainings and forms before start date​​
  • Must report any physical/mental ailments that may restrict mobility to prevent injury
WorkForce Requirements:
  • Designed for persons completing court mandated community service hours OR persons seeking consistent work experience/volunteer hours.
  • Must complete all applicable onboarding trainings and forms before start date​​
  • Must report any physical/mental ailments that may restrict mobility to prevent injury

COVID-19 Policy:

 In compliance with CDC guidelines, we will require those volunteers interacting directly with our clients or event attendees to wear a face covering due to the increased rates of viral and bacterial infections and diseases within homeless households and communities.  Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, we will be checking temperatures upon check-in, especially for our indoor shifts.  Help keep yourself and our staff safe!

Our Internships:

PVHS Internship:

This is a program partnership between us and Prairie View High School with its own specific onboarding and description. Potential duties may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Assist with Donor Stewardship Program to retain Almost Home supporters.

  2. Correspond with Circle of Hope donors, and others to market Almost Home’s accomplishments, mission statement, and increase our flow of funding.

  3. Assist with projects and upcoming events coordinated by the Deputy Director, projects that increase community outreach and engagement.

  4. Projects that increase the capacity building and infrastructure of Almost Home Inc.

  5. Manage the donor data software and review public records. As well as any additional duties that pertain to assisting the Deputy and/or Executive Director(s)

This is strictly an Administrative Assistance based internship.  Please contact your Academic Advisor or volunteers@almosthomeonline.org for more information.

University of Denver-Graduate School of Social Work Internship:

Many college level education programs offer work experience projects where students can intern at an organization or company to gain first hand experience about a profession while earning credit for coursework. Our newest internship program partners with the University of Denver Colorado’s Graduate School of Social Work to immerse and mold students into the best social service providers they can be.

Since each intern is unique, we try to cater their role description to match the interests of each.

 

This program has its own specific onboarding and description, so please contact volunteers@almosthomeonline.org, your Internship Coordinator, or your academic counselor for more information about the special experiences we offer.

Don’t See Your School Listed?:

If your school has an internship program and you would like to serve your hours with Almost Home, Inc., please contact your academic counselor and/or our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call us at (303) 659-6199 ext. 117. We would love to work with you and your school to give you valuable practice in your desired field

WorkForce Shifts:

Administrative Assistance Shifts

 

Office Work:

Show employers that you are competent working in an office! The Office Assistant is responsible for all duties that do not fall under any of our other categories, but that support our Staff. We ask that our volunteers expect to complete the needs of the day designated by a supervisor. Duties may include, but are not limited too: Potential duties may include, but are not limited to: hand-writing thank you notes, assisting with event preparation, mailings, filing, clean-up, answering emails, donor thank you calls, and more. If you have a knack for design and want to express your creativity, we may ask you to work on our Canva templates, Facebook marketing, and other advertisements to assist our Deputy Director and Development Coordinator.

Location: 22 S. 4th St. Ste. 106, Brighton, CO 80601

Mandatory Trainings:

  • General and Safety

  • Digital

Hours:

Schedule a shift with an Almost Home supervisor 

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Receptionist:

Serving at the Housing Navigation Center is a great way to build your customer service and communication skills!  Managing the front desk of an organization shows potential employers that you are confident and capable of representing a brand well.  They will be responsible for greeting a client as they enter the center, check-in, check-out, notifying their Case Managers or other Staff of their arrival, and other general front office duties.  This includes answering any questions to the best of your ability over the phone or in person, and giving our goody bags and sanitary items to anyone who comes in.  All volunteers must follow our Dress Code and COVID-19 Policy. Not eligible for any Participants completing court mandated community service.

Location: 22 S. 4th Ave, Ste. 106, Brighton, CO 80601 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Wednesday: 8:30am-6:30pm

  • Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Emergency Family Shelter Shifts

About the Shelter:  It is important to understand that our Shelter is, for many residents, the first permanent shelter they have had in months.  Our Shelter Families are those experiencing literal homelessness, and they have worked hard to apply and accept a room in our Shelter.  We take pride in our Shelter’s ability to act as a safe haven while families find financial stability.  Therefore, we have high expectations for our WorkForce when they are representing Almost Home to be discrete, courteous, and respectful when on the Shelter premises.  We expect our WorkForce to limit interaction with those residents as much as possible in order to not to disturb them, as this is their home.  All WorkForce that do not meet our expectations will be asked to leave and not be welcomed back.  Any incidents reported to Almost Home Inc. staff and extended agents involving a WorkForce Participant and a resident will be investigated.  Please note that if you are uncomfortable around children, we ask that you serve at our other sites since this is a family shelter. 

Location: 568 E. Bridge St. Brighton, CO

Shelter Clean Up:

The most pressing need for our Shelter is yard and inside maintenance.  This is perfect for our court mandated community service WorkForce participants to serve our Shelter.  Please note that this shift is labor intensive and does require all participants to dress according to the weather forecast, and that everyone wears close-toed shoes for the entirety of the shift.  Be prepared for dirt, sweat and layer up!  

Hours

Schedule a shift with an Almost Home supervisor 

Contact

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Shelter Driver:

Including transporting donations from Almost Home Inc headquarters or home pickups, we need capable and responsible Drivers to transport Shelter Residents to and from appointments, grocery stores, and more.  Usually none of our residents have their own vehicles or access to public transportation due to cost.  Many of our residents have urgent appointments in order to utilize the time that they have in the Shelter to the best of their ability.  Not eligible for any WorkForce Participants completing court mandated community service.

Mandatory Trainings:

  • General and Safety

  • Ethics

  • Driver Application and Liability Release Form

Hours:

Shift rotations/durations are flexible depending which family needs transportation and the needs of our Shelter Case Manager.

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm

  • Friday: 8am-12pm

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Outreach Shifts:

SWAP Support:

Directly serve the Housing Services Director and Outreach Team to assist them during Activation Days and other tasks. A mix between office work and client interaction, this is a wonderful way to gain first hand social work experience and learn how nonprofits operate. 

Mandatory Trainings:

  • General and Safety

  • Ethics

Hours:

Schedule shift with your Almost Home Supervisor

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Overnight Stay:

One of SWAP’s biggest priorities is maintaining a positive relationship with the owners and managers of the hotels and motels that partner with us. One way to ensure we can house patrons and provide them temporary shelter is by monitoring the guests that stay overnight. Responsible for addressing any questions or concerns of the guests, resolving minor complaints, and acting as a general support system for patrons. You will have your own private room/office for the night for your safety. Not eligible for any WorkForce Participants completing court mandated community service.

Mandatory Trainings:

  • General and Safety

  • Ethics

Hours:

Duration of stay to be discussed with your supervisor

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information

Hospitality:

One of SWAP’s biggest priorities is maintaining a positive relationship with the owners and managers of the hotels and motels that partner with us. One way to ensure we can house patrons and provide them temporary shelter is by assisting the hotel/motel staff with clean-up. Some participants leave behind shopping carts, belongings, etc. when they check out. Removing any excess trash helps the hotel/motel staff from working overtime and creates a supportive relationship between Almost Home and SWAP Hotels. Mandatory Trainings:

  • General and Safety

Hours:

Dependent on checkout time and date of each hotel/motel

Contact:

Email volunteers@almosthomeonline.org or call (303) 659-6199 ext. 117 for more information