Project Homeless Connect invites your community group or company to volunteer with Project Homeless Connect! By volunteering as a group, you are able to spend time together outside of the office, work together as a team, and make a real impact in the community where you live and work!
Project Homeless Connect hosts Outreach Walks throughout the neighborhoods to raise awareness about homeless services, distribute information about our programs, and engage with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. This is a great opportunity to connect directly with the individuals most in need of our services.
We begin the day at our office where we get to know each other and the issue through a training providing context, outreach best practices and a safe place for questions. We then hand out socks, hygiene kits and snacks in pairs, all the while connecting people with vital information about the services our community offers and circling up regularly!
We offer this group opportunity (for 7 to 15 people) typically on Fourth Tuesdays from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. To schedule a Group Outreach Walk, contact our Volunteer Coordinator HERE!
Group Volunteerism at the Community Day of Service Events
Project Homeless Connect hosts approximately the Community Day of Service events every quarter. For a list of upcoming event dates, please visit our calendar. Please check back periodically, or sign up to receive emails from PHC—we will let you know when registration opens!
At a Community Day of Service, an individual experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless is able to receive assistance from more than 100 providers under the same roof in a “one stop shop” model. Many of the services provided could not otherwise be accessed by a person experiencing homelessness.
To register, simply share our Volunteer Portal with your group! Everyone is required to sign up in advance for the event, we do not allow walk-ins for safety reasons. We also are unable to provide you with notifications of your group’s sign up status, so we recommend that you track independently. To offer everyone the same role/shift, please sign up early, as certain areas can fill up quickly. If you would like to reserve a specific service area for your group, you can sponsor the area!
We could not host these events if not for our Sponsoring Groups. Benefits of Sponsorships include the ability to keep your group together in the same service area, brand awareness and marketing, speaking opportunities at our Volunteer Rally, social media shout-outs, and a special landing page specifically for your group sign up to manage and update independently. We hope you will consider a Sponsorship of the next Community Day of Service! Contact us HERE to learn more.
Specialty Volunteer Groups
Project Homeless Connect will occasionally need groups for unique services, such as to prepare materials and Simply the Basics hygiene kits for a service day or to prepare our annual mailing campaign. To learn when these opportunities become available, please sign up for our E-Newsletter.