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Get Involved

How To Help Make A Difference

 

ONSITE
(required: zoom orientation)

  • Intake Support: help with greeting and guiding new arrivals, set-up with tablets for zoom intakes.

  • Medical Support: pre-screen, set-up with tablets for zoom screening.

  • Medical Exams (for medical professionals)

  • Clothing/donations: find clothing for new arrivals; arrange & sort clothing area.

  • Drivers: drive covid-negative guests to the bus station or airport; accompany them until they leave.

  • Food Prep and Service: warm and plate prepared food; refill water and coffee stations.

  • Overnight Support: provide support to guests at the shelter overnight; private room provided; fingerprint clearance card required.

  • Laundry/Linen Support: day shift folds and stores linens; night shift washes linens.

REMOTE
(required: google classroom short orientation)

  • Intake: complete an intake or registration with each family. Spanish required.

  • Medical screening & telehealth services (for medical professionals only)

  • Family Callbacks: call back former guests. Spanish required.

  • ESL/Arts&Activities classes (via zoom)

  • Resource building projects: for guests or volunteers.

  • FindHello project: contact resources and update a spreadsheet with information.

  • Data analysis or data entry.

BOTH/EITHER

  • Tech Support: familiarity with zoom, google drive, spreadsheets, and forms a plus.

  • Trauma Support: for mental health students or professionals.

  • Travel arrangements: contact families and explain how to purchase tickets for guests.

COVID-19 NOTICE ⇢

Our Response to the Pandemic

(Not accepting donations at this time)

Casa Alitas cares about the on-going safety and security of our guests and volunteers. We have put in place several Covid-19 protocols and precautions for volunteers to follow, which are covered during our Volunteer Orientation. We are currently actively seeking volunteers for: 

  • In-person coverage at the Welcome Center & Women's House

  • Drivers to take guests to the airport and on errands

  • At Home Opportunities: Mask-making, data entry, advocacy projects, family callbacks, others.

All volunteers must complete the Alitas on-boarding process and orientation prior to serving.

 

VOLUNTEER ROLES

 

FRONT DESK / RECEPTION

Check in/out volunteers, serve as the communications hub.
Spanish is helpful but not required.

INTAKE

Interview families, gather family information into the database, provide guest orientation.
Spanish required, further training required.

MEDICAL

Conduct a brief health screen and follow-up care for those with medical issues. For medical personnel.
Spanish helpful but not required.

KITCHEN

Prepare and serve meals, clean-up. 
Food safety training required. Spanish helpful but not required.

CLOTHING/
DONATIONS

Receive, sort and display donations and hygiene kits in the Salon de Ropa. Assist families with choosing appropriate clothing for their journey to their sponsors in various parts of the US. Spanish is helpful but not necessary.

TRAVEL

Call guest families and arrange tickets, make travel bags, explain travel to guests, transport to the bus station or airport.
Spanish helpful but not required.

LAUNDRY/
LINENS

Wash linens, prepare intake bags, sort, fold and shelve laundry.
Spanish not required.

ARTS & ACTIVITIES

Bring in your own crafts and ideas; includes English lessons. 
Some Spanish encouraged.

OVERNIGHT

Be available overnight for guests, private room provided. 
Must have Level 1 fingerprint clearance, Spanish required.