Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition

Project Homeless Connect

PHC Poster 2013

Interested in providing services at this year’s Project Homeless Connect event?

Please fill out the form below by Tuesday, January 15th to reserve your spot!

Interested in volunteering for this event? Contact Project Homeless Connect Director Bridget Pitman at 582.7388 to volunteer.

 Volunteer Information 

If you would like to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect this year, please fill out the following form and we will be in touch with you! Click here to fill out this form.

Who: Project Homeless Connect brings volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels together to serve people in our community experiencing homelessness.

What: Project Homeless Connect 2013 event

Where:  1st Presbyterian Church of Bozeman (26 W. Babcock-Bozeman, MT).  Please use front doors that face Willson Street.  Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.

When:  Volunteers participate from 8:30am-2:30pm; guests participate 9am-2pm.  You may setup your agency items from 3-5pm on Friday, Jan. 25th.  All service providers must have their areas completely set up by 8:40am on Saturday Jan. 26th.  Please indicate when you will be setting up your items on your informational form.

Two volunteer shifts are available during the event unless otherwise coordinated by your agency.  All volunteers and service providers will be given a vest to wear to help guests identify individuals that can assist their needs.  A short volunteer training will be held before the first shift of the day starting at 8:45am. This training help to make the volunteer experience better and to offer the best service to each guest.

Volunteer Training Volunteer Shift
1 8:45am 9am-11:30am
2 11:30am-2pm

Why:  Project Homeless Connect events vary in size, content and frequency in each community, but share a common intent – to remedy the homelessness of their neighbors. The “under one roof” offerings for consumers and the “mobile hospitality” of volunteers who act as escorts for their homeless neighbors help lower barriers and achieve results. Events catalyze community involvement, generating new partnership, commitment, and investment to end homelessness. Project Homeless Connect gives people and organizations who have never been involved in homelessness before a way to make a difference in their community!

The following services will be provided for the homeless at this great event:

Housing providers, employment specialists, medical care, mental health care, benefits specialists, eye care, haircuts, transportation assistance, food, clothing and much more!

FAQ’s

What should I expect when volunteering at this event?

You will meet community members from all over the Gallatin Valley. Guests to this event do not need to be homeless to attend and receive services. All who are in need of services are welcome to attend.

What should I bring?

Since we do not have a lot of space to store personal items, please just bring bare necessities.

Should I bring food?

You are welcome to bring any food items you may need for the day. However, we will be providing coffee, light breakfast and a lunch for all volunteers and guests. Please help yourself!

Where should I park?

Parking is very limited around the First Presbyterian Church, please plan accordingly. There is parking available on Main St. or in nearby parking lots on Babcock.

What if someone asks me a question that I cannot answer?

Anyone in a volunteer vest will be able to assist guests with questions. If you do not know the answer you are welcome to ask another volunteer. Please familiarize yourself with a map of our event and attend our initial morning volunteer training at 8:45am.

For more information call Project Homeless Connect Director Bridget Pitman at 406.582.7388 or bpitman@familypromisegv.org 

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