Volunteer Training: Sundays, May 5 (2-3pm) and May 19 (2-5pm)
An initial orientation for volunteers is available on Sunday, May 5, 2-3pm. Provided by Jeff Jones, Carroll County Emergency Preparedness officer of the United Way. This will cover best practices and safety procedures with some insight to the sensitivities of the population top be supported.
A more in-depth volunteer training session will be provided (including some review of Jeff's training points) on Sunday, May 19 from 2-5pm. This will be led by facilitators trained through NH Listens from the Carsey School of Public Policy/UNH. It will once more introduce best practices and safety procedures, and provide immersion into awareness into the populations served by the Way Station.
Sign up by submitting your name and contact information on this site (use form to the right). Even if you cannot attend these first training sessions, let us know if you want to help, as additional dates and opportunities will be offered.
· Volunteers working with guests must be 21 and older
· All volunteers working with guests offer hospitality and active listen skills.
· Navigators — trained for this role — meet with guests and can make referrals.
· Younger volunteers fill leadership and advisory roles, may work on-site at times when guests aren’t present, to pack and prep ‘Boxes of Love’ (toiletry & emergency supply kits).
· To volunteer, provide your contact info by email for orientation and training: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Background check will be required for volunteers working with guests. Way Station will cover the cost of this process.