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In order to achieve our goals on behalf of the many homeless veterans we are eager to serve, we will need thousands of volunteers; that way we can build as many transitional housing shelters nationwide as quickly as possible. Our veterans don't have time for us to wait. So while we are working on building one facility -- starting in Contra Costa County -- we can still be raising funds for the building of another such facility in yet another state, in another county. Too, many volunteer positions may very well prove to become permanent positions of paid employment. So keep that in mind. Here is the link to our application.

LOCAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY AREA

Billing Clerk
We currently have a billing clerk position available to help assist us with the input of TimeSlips to our computer system in an effort to further assist us track our activities. It usually takes about an hour to two hours to learn the system. All the while someone is always available to help you and answer any questions. Volunteers are need for at least two (2) hours a day; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10:00 and 6:00P. You can work as many hours as you would like on as many days as you would like.

Sign Makers
We need some talented individuals to help us make signs using our V1ST logo. It is our hope that the symbol will be EVERYWHERE bringing to everyone's attention that until we have met the need of every homeless veterans, we still have much to do.

Communications Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) volunteers are needed to join our
Communications Committee. The Communications Committee is charged with the responsibility of liaising with external entities such as the press, the media and any such involvement wherein information regarding the operation shall be disseminated, including but not limited to providing a liaison to the Veterans Administration.

Permanent Building Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) to ten (10) volunteers to join our Permanent Building Committee. The Permanente Building committee shall be tasked with the responsibility of executing the construction and maintenance of a new property to house transitional homeless veterans. The Committee shall work with the designated municipality to comply with any necessary codes, designate an architect, shall review appropriate designs for suitability, shall engage any further experts to address various issues such as soil examinations for soil toxicity if needed and so on. Other important tasks which this committee shall oversee are as follows.

1) Demolition of any previous building if property on land purchased proves unsuitable;
2) Excavation, filling and grading of new site;
3) Decision of architect to provide plans for new location, as overseen by this committee;
4) Review of new plans to ascertain that they are in compliance with any municipal requirements.

Finance Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) local volunteers to join our Finance Committee. The Finance Committee, also sometimes known as a Budget Committee will oversee the preparation of our annual budget and will have oversight on the various areas of our organization to ensure their stated goals can be achieved within their budgeted restraints.The Finance Committee shall receive regular reports to ensure how each area has been using its allocations in order to present this information to the full board. The Finance Committee is not to be confused from the Audit Committee. To be precise, the Audit Committee is tasked with checking the work of the Finance Committee and the treasurer in overseeing the financial management of the organization. While some overlap might exist between the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee, the chair of the Audit Committee should not serve on the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is also charged with a wide range of other responsibilities. It may handle these responsibilities as a committee or through the formation of subcommittees. Our organization shall create a separate Development Committee to oversee fundraising, but as is the case with the various other committees the Development Committee is subject to the rules and restrictions of the Finance Committee.

Welcome Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) volunteers to join our Welcome Committee. The purpose of the Welcome Committee is to provide tours of the facility, to explain the various services we provide, to introduce newcomers to those already placed and finally to show the newcomer to their room and to their roommate(s).

Volunteer Oversight Committee
We are looking for at least least ten (10) volunteers to join our Volunteer Oversight Committee. The Volunteer Oversight Committee is tasked with the recruitment of volunteers wishing to work with the homeless veteran population for various functions within the facility. And perhaps the most important placement of these volunteers is to work doing various activities as identified by the veterans.

Grievance Oversight Committee
We are looking for at least six (6) volunteers to join our local Grievance Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Grievance Oversight Committee is two-fold: first it is to provide mediation should any dispute occur between or among any resident(s) and to resolve it to the satisfaction of those aggrieved with an eye to their hopeful agreement and to ensure as harmonious living situation as possible for all; second, it is also tasked with the function of reviewing evidence which may lead to the termination of the veteran-resident.

Application and Review Oversight Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) volunteers to join our local Application and Review Oversight Committee. The Application and Review Oversight Committee committee is tasked with the review of any potential new applicant to determine their eligibility for housing. Many times there are mitigating circumstances which may disqualify the applicant and this committee is required to determine this ineligibility.



NATION WIDE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Nationwide Social Media Committee
We are looking for a blast one-hundred (100) volunteers to join our Nationwide Social Media Committee. The purpose of the Nationwide Social Media Committee is to build a team of supporters who agree to amplify our message on social networking sites. Volunteers on this committee are supporters who commit to regularly retweet messages, like updates, post good news and links about the organization. It’s that simple. The Social Media Committee becomes evangelists for the efforts of our nonprofit organization.

Nationwide Permanent Building Committee
We are looking for at least eight (8) to ten (10) volunteers to join our Nationwide Permanent Building Committee. The Nationwide Permanente Building committee shall be tasked with the responsibility of scouting out locations for future construction in other areas of the nation to build additional transitional housing for homeless veterans. The Committee shall work with the designated municipality to comply with any necessary codes, designate an architect, shall review appropriate designs for suitability, shall engage any further experts to address various issues such as soil examinations for soil toxicity if needed and so on. Other important tasks which this committee shall oversee are as follows.

1) Demolition of any previous building if property on land purchased proves unsuitable;
2) Excavation, filling and grading of new site;
3) Decision of architect to provide plans for new location, as overseen by this committee;
4) Review of new plans to ascertain that they are in compliance with any municipal requirements.

Nationwide Finance Committee

We are looking for at least eight (8) volunteers in every county within each state to to join our
Nationwide Finance Committee. This means we are looking for at least 1,000 volunteers. The Nationwide Finance Committee, also sometimes known as a Budget Committee will oversee the preparation of our annual budget and will have oversight on the various areas of our organization to ensure their stated goals can be achieved within their budgeted restraints.The Finance Committee shall receive regular reports to ensure how each area has been using its allocations in order to present this information to the full board. The Finance Committee is not to be confused from the Audit Committee. To be precise, the Audit Committee is tasked with checking the work of the Finance Committee and the treasurer in overseeing the financial management of the organization. While some overlap might exist between the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee, the chair of the Audit Committee should not serve on the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is also charged with a wide range of other responsibilities. It may handle these responsibilities as a committee or through the formation of subcommittees. Our organization shall create a separate Development Committee to oversee fundraising, but as is the case with the various other committees the Development Committee is subject to the rules and restrictions of the Finance Committee.

Program Committee We are looking for at least ten (10) volunteers to join our Program Committee. The Program Committee is charged with the responsibility interfacing with the Veterans Administration to address homelessness.

Welcome Committee
We are looking for at least 1,000 volunteers to join our Nationwide Welcome Committee. The Nationwide Welcome Committee purpose is to provide tours of the facility, to explain the various services we provide, to introduce newcomers to those already placed and finally to show the newcomer to their room and to their roommate(s).

Nationwide Placement Committee
We are looking for at least 1,000 volunteers to join the
Nationwide Placement Committee. The most important role of this committee is to attempt to place individuals in shared quarters based upon common interests and suitable temperaments. This committee may or may not work in conjunction with the Welcome Committee.

Nationwide Application and Review Oversight Committee
We will need at least 500 volunteers to join the Nationwide Application and Review Oversight Committee. This committee is tasked with the review of any potential new applicant to determine their eligibility for housing. Many times there are mitigating circumstances which may disqualify the applicant and this committee is required to determine this ineligibility.

Nationwide Grievance Oversight Committee
We are looking for at least 500 volunteers to join the Nationwide Grievance Oversight Committee. The Nationwide Grievance Oversight Committee is two-fold: first it is to provide mediation should any dispute occur between or among any resident(s) and to resolve it to the satisfaction of those aggrieved with an eye to their hopeful agreement and to ensure as harmonious living situation as possible for all; second, it is also tasked with the function of reviewing evidence which may lead to the termination of the veteran-resident.

Nationwide Special Events Committee
We are looking for at least 1,000 volunteers to join our Nationwide Special Events Committee. This committee is charged with those events not held on a daily basis but are dictated by holidays and birthdays, and include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and various birthdays. Extra special consideration will be given from this committee to Memorial Day and 4th of July given that our population are the veterans.