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Homeless Prevention Council

14 Old Tote Rd, Orleans, Ma 02653, Usa
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Our mission Our mission is to provide case management solutions to support self-sufficiency and stability in our community of Lower Cape Cod.

Homeless Prevention Council

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Annual Event Focused Support

HPC holds events and programs throughout the year, including Walk For Home, Backpack-to-School, Rock to Stop Homelessness, and Adopt-a-Family. Each of these has its own set of needs for volunteers. In general, volunteers are needed to: chair the event/program, solicit donors, work on publicity and other outreach, and work on day-to-day planning/tasks as well as day-of-event to assist with set-up/clean-up and other tasks. To learn more about our annual events and programs, please visit our events page.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

General Office Support

Assist staff in our main office with administrative support, such as greeting visitors, answering phones, copying, data entry, shredding papers, etc. Volunteers may also provide mailing support by stuffing envelopes and making trips to the Post Office. This position is well suited to someone who is detail-oriented with good organizational and communication skills. No specific experience is required; training will be provided as necessary. Shifts vary but typically range from 3-4 hours on a reoccurring, weekly schedule.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Maintenance / Landscaping

We are often in need of assistance for either upkeep or beautification of the HPC office. Depending on the season, some examples of tasks are snow removal, gutter cleaning, landscaping (planting flowers, cutting grass), and general handyman/woman support. Experience and proper equipment are required for all activities.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Office work, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays

Marketing and Development

Support HPC's community engagement efforts by assisting in the development of new means to interact with the community. Help us consider more creative ways to engage with clients, donors, and shareholders in both virtual and community spaces. Some examples of positions include Community Event Volunteers (volunteers to staff an information table or speak about HPC at local clubs/organizations), Grant Researchers, Fundraisers, and Photographers / Graphic Designers.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Event support, Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays
About us The Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) was organized as a 501c3 non-profit agency in May, 1991, by the Lower/Outer Cape Community Coalition. Originally named the "Interfaith Council for the Homeless," the agency was created to address a pressing need for case management services in the towns of the Lower and Outer Cape. HPC works directly in our community with our neighbors in need. We are confronting the housing crisis by providing supports and resources to ensure that everyone in our community can thrive.
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