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Transitions, in partnership with United Way of the Midlands, Salvation Army, and the City of Columbia, operates an Inclement Weather Center (IWC) at 191 Calhoun on nights where the temperature is expected to drop to 40 degrees or below. Volunteers are needed to help with check-in as well as serving meals. Click on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclement-weather-center-volunteers-tickets-14203183103 to volunteer.

 

Open Nov. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017 These are the current volunteer opportunties at the Inclement Weather Center:

Position: Kitchen Assistant

Reports to: IWC Shift leader
5:00 A.M.-6:00 A.M, 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.1-4 volunteers per shift as needed
***Fill in if Salvation Army does not have volunteers

Job Description:  The primary responsibilities of the Kitchen Assistant will involve assisting with serving the meals for the clients at IWC. If asked general clean-up of the kitchen, which includes, but is not limited to:  mopping floor, stocking food products, washing dishes, etc. as directed by the Kitchen Manager/Supervisor. 

General Duties:

1.         Report to the Kitchen Manager/Supervisor, retrieve serving supplies (gloves, spoon, etc.) and return these items at end of shift

2.         Report any concerns to staff as needed and assist staff with other duties as needed.

 

2nd Shift Safety Assistant and Gate Check/Van Greeter

Reports to: IWC Shift leader

6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. 1-3 clients per shift

Job Description: The primary responsibility is to assist shift staff with monitoring dorms, bathrooms and room inside the IWC. Greet arriving vans with clients and assist as needed at the gate check.

General Duties:

1.         Walk round internal areas of IWC and Report any concerns to staff as needed.

2.         Report any concerns to staff as needed and assist staff with other duties as needed.

 

Position: Towel/Linen Assistant and/or Toilette Distributor

Reports to: IWC Shift Leader

6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. 1-2 volunteers per shift

Job Description:  The primary responsibilities of the Towel/Linen Assistant and/or Toilette Distributor will involve assisting with handing out towels, linens and toiletries to clients at IWC.

General Duties:

1.         Hand out items as instructed by Shift Leader.

2.         Report any concerns to staff as needed and assist staff with other duties as needed.


Position: Sign in Support and Bed Assignments

Reports to: IWC Shift Leader

6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. 1-2 volunteers per shift

Job Description:  The primary responsibilities of the Intake/Sign in Support and Bed Assignments will involve assisting with sign in and bed assignments for clients at IWC.

General Duties:

1.         Fill beds as instructed by Shift Leader.

2.         Report any concerns to staff as needed and assist staff with other duties as needed.


Position: Games/Activities Volunteers

Reports to: IWC Shift Leader

6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. 1-2 volunteers per shift

Job Description:  The primary responsibilities of the Games/Activities Volunteers will involve assisting with organizing games/activities and engaging clients at IWC.

General Duties:

1.         Engage clients in games/activities instructed by Shift Leader.

2.         Report any concerns to staff as needed and assist staff with other duties as needed