AHHA has recently purchased a sweet shower trailer featuring three full bathrooms with showers. This trailer will be the basis for our mobile hygiene station which we are calling AHHA’s Shower Care-A-Van.
We are in need of volunteers!
We need people to assist with operations when the trailer is on-site and providing services. We have a driver for the trailer and are also looking for a back-up driver who will take a lead staff role in helping the Care-A-Van by driving the trailer where it needs to be as well as coordinating volunteers on site that are focused on the showers.
This part-time position as driver and site coordinator will pay $15 per hour and would be for up to 10 or 12 hours per week. We also need folks to assist with operations when the trailer is mobilized by signing in guests, cleaning the showers between uses, stocking and distributing hygiene kits, clothing and food. We are also looking for qualified volunteers to provide haircuts.
The Care-A-Van trailer arrived on October 9th! We are grateful to the volunteers who have helped us prepare and we welcome the involvement of new volunteers. Initially the Care-A-Van will operate two days a week; the shift for each outing will be approximately 4 to 5 hours. We are hoping to have at least 9 volunteers: 2 per restroom, and 2 or 3 volunteers for sign-ups and stocking and managing the tables.
Gloves and supplies will be made available for all volunteers, and advance training prior to arrival of the trailer will be held in conjunction with the AHHA General Assembly which meets next on November 2nd from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Labor Temple in Eureka, 840 E Street.
Once the trailer arrives, a few training sessions on operation of the trailer will be held with all hands on deck so that we are all prepared for the initial roll-out. Training will include segments on the mobile shower unit, harm reduction, waste reduction and recycling.
If you are interested in being a Care-A-Van volunteer, please complete and return our volunteer form and volunteer waiver. Please send them to AHHA at PO Box 3794, Eureka 95502, scan and email to email@example.com, bring to a meeting or drop them off during our office hours at 840 E Street, #18 upstairs, at the Labor Temple in Eureka. If you need more information or assistance, please call us at the number noted below. This is a great volunteer activity for adults and we look forward to hearing from you!
Supply Donations Needed
We are also in need of supplies to support operations. Please see the following flyer for the list of needed items.
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~AHHA, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives