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Opportunity Details

Adult Education
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, People with Disabilities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

REMOTE: Emergency Food and Shelter Program Volunteer

United Way of San Diego County’s Unions United program provides a safety net for working families. An unexpected life event can be the downfall of any family. A sudden job loss or unforeseen health crisis can severely affect a family’s well-being. According to the Center for Policy Initiatives, almost half of our county’s children are living in households struggling to make ends meet. Unions United helps families stay strong during tough times, through critical services like: rent and mortgage assistance; a security deposit program; a food pantry; utility bill payments; and assistance filling out forms for unemployment insurance. Unions United is a partnership between United Way of San Diego County and the AFL-CIO. Last year in San Diego, more than 2,500 individuals and families received over $377,247 worth of food, $163,399 in rent/mortgage assistance, $45,602 in utilities support, and $11,834 in other assistance (transportation/medical/referrals/misc.). Unions United facilitates the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in partnership with several other human services organizations. EFSP is a federal program that distributes funds to local nonprofits to assist with food, rent/mortgage, and utilities.
As a Unions United volunteer, you will primarily assist Unions United staff with the intake and follow-up stages of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Volunteers will primarily field client voicemail messages and enter data into a system so that staff can appropriately respond to client needs. Unions United volunteers may be asked to assist staff with other REMOTE needs related to the EFSP program as they arise. This is a temporary, part-time volunteer position, as the EFSP program is scheduled to run through May 2021. Spanish speaker preferred, but not mandatory.

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Volunteers needed through 5/31/2021

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United Way of San Diego County,
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. San Diego, CA 92123