Shelter Activity Volunteer

What is a shelter activity volunteer?

Under the supervision of Streets of Hope staff, the Shelter Activity Aide Volunteer Position provides needed assistance to the shelter staff member on duty and under the supervision of the staff members engages clients with organized activities to promote socialization, community building, and entertainment as may be appropriate. The Shelter Activity Aide Volunteer may, as appropriate engage clients in a group setting, and may, as might be appropriate, provide individual activities to client(s) who may have difficulty participating in group activities by providing him with appropriate individual activities. The requirements for this volunteer position include:

  • Sensitivity to clients and their ability to tolerate group and/or individual socialization activities;
  • Ability to engage clients meaningfully in a non-judgmental and compassionate, respectful manner;
  • Observe and respect individual boundaries
  • Basic knowledge of interpersonal and group dynamics
  • Seek guidance as may be appropriate
  • Document work and volunteer hours in accordance with Shelter practices