ROOTS is seeking 2 Americorps members for the 9/1/2015-7/15/2016 service term. For full information and to apply, please go to the AmeriCorps site here.
|WSC, Roots Young Adult Shelter, Resource Coord.|
|ROOTS provides shelter and other essential services to homeless young adults. We build community, advocate for social justice, and foster dignity among low-income people. The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is open daily 9pm-8am, providing safe emergency overnight shelter to homeless young adults ages 18-25. ROOTS provides a hot dinner and breakfast, personal hygiene access (including laundry, showers, clean clothing, and hygiene items), on-site case management, and referrals to other services. ROOTS is the largest overnight shelter in Seattle specifically addressing the needs of homeless young adults, and maintains a unique structure and supportive community of staff, volunteers, and guests (clients) who work together to create a welcoming, collaborative environment. This position is contingent on funding. The AmeriCorps member will assist with evening shelter responsibilities, including completing intake interviews with guests, supporting the Program Coordinator by enforcing rules and providing guidance to volunteers, interacting with guests and offering information and referrals to other service programs, and helping ensure that shelter runs smoothly. They will work with our Guest Leadership Program to support the team and individuals as they work to improve their life skills, education and employment opportunities. The member will assist with soliciting in-kind donations, help coordinate the kitchen, and support Friday Feast, our all-ages meal program which serves 100-150 individuals each week. To assist the Friday Feast Coordinator, the member will support the volunteers who prepare, serve and clean-up, as well as interacting with patrons. The member will also be active in outreach and advocacy efforts, such as recruitment, fairs and other events, and in strengthening partnerships with other agencies and alliances, such as the University District Service Provider Alliance (UDSPA), Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH), colleges and community groups.