Reception, sign ins, assisting clients (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – April 11, 2016
There is not enough work to do there. Very few paid employees, mostly come from other agencies who pay the help. Staff have numerous meetings all day. Volunteers do the drudge work, if one wants a job that keeps them busy and feeling fulfilled this isn't it. Other volunteers are nice. Typical day: Sign in, turn on lights, tv in day room, get out sign in book for clients, get the chore sheet, open the door. Ask for volunteers for chores like washing dishes. If they don't they draw from a bucket with colored chips and white. Colored they get a chore. Then they sign in for lunch, and eat. Then they go to the dayroom, or do their chores or skip out. The sign in sheet is passed around the room. Volunteers sit at desk, watch the clients, take a walk outside now and then to see if it all is well outside. Check to see chores are being done. Sit and watch some more. You take a lunch whenever you can, a short one. You sometimes pass out razors, lotions or just send them in the direction they need to go to get help they need. You listen to the homeless when they want an ear to listen. Chat and be friendly when they come up. Then you add it all up, how many people, number of each race, male and female, and ages and put that down. Thats the typical day.
Fellow workers are nice
very short lunches. not enough work to do.