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 Pop Up Care Center for now. The final name will be determined with input from the community being served.
We are in need of volunteers!
We need people to assist with operations when the trailer is on-site and providing services. We are also looking for a few folks who will take a lead staff role in helping the Pop Up Care Center 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 will be approximately 10 to 12 hours per week once the shower unit is in operation. We also need folks to manage the Pop Up Care Center when it is mobilized two days per week, helping gather donations and stock tables with hygiene kits, clothing, haircuts, food and to sign folks in for the showers.
AHHA’s Pop Up Care Center aka AHHA’s Shower Spot, will arrive in August, 2019. In the meantime, we hope to get a minimum of 12 active volunteers and staff in the queue. Initially the Shower Spot 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, 2 or 3 volunteers for stocking and managing the tables. Shower volunteers will assist clients by cleaning the room after each shower, preparing the room for the next client, and keeping the process moving. One volunteer will do shower sign ups and direct clients to other services on site. We are also looking for licensed folks who want to provide volunteer services such as haircuts or manicures.
T-shirts, 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 August 3rd from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Labor Temple in Eureka, 840 E Street.
Once the trailer arrives, a few trainings on operation of the trailer will be held with all hands on deck so that we are all prepared for the launch to be announced sometime in August. Training will include segments on the mobile shower unit, harm reduction, waste reduction and recycling.
If you are interested in being a Pop Up Care Center volunteer, please complete and return our volunteer form. You can send it to AHHA at PO Box 3794, Eureka 95502 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our office at 840 E Street, #18 upstairs, in Eureka at the Labor Temple. 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
There are many working pieces to this new service, which will be largely run by our kind-hearted volunteers, including Board members. With the arrival quickly approaching, we need to work out logistic details for the program, and we need your help to brainstorm some pathways for success!
Thanks for helping spread the word,
Nezzie, Michael, Bryan and Jenna for AHHA