There are those rare moments in life when the opportunity presents itself to either change the life of another or to change one’s own life.
Project Homeless Connect provides the chance to achieve both.
Volunteers are needed at Norfolk’s bi-annual event from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Norfolk Scope. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Parking is free.
“First time volunteers are amazed at how impactful a smile and a handshake can be as they reach out to assist one of the 400 single adults experiencing homelessness who attend Project Homeless Connect,” said Michael Wasserberg, Director of the Office to End Homelessness.
“In return, volunteers usually share how “eye-opening” the experience can be as they begin to understand how homelessness impacts people.”
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Volunteers will serve as escorts, navigating guests through the service area. Licensed barbers willing to volunteer their services are also needed.
Project Homeless Connect events have captured national attention, having been selected as a “Best Practice” model by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. The City of Norfolk is continuously developing community initiatives and programs that will better the lives of citizens, strengthen community partnerships and lead to economic self-sufficiency and vitality for all.
To register, call 664-4427 or go online here.