Opportunity Details

Family Services
Families, Homeless, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

211 Resource Curators/Updaters Needed

Volunteer 211 Resource Curator/Updater

What is 211?:
United Way’s 211, a free and vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. 211 provides expert, caring help in over 150 languages by phone, text and online. Under current conditions, our 211 program is busy responding to callers seeking information about the COVID19 virus and local public health response in addition to callers looking for mortgage/rent relief, food distribution sites, motel vouchers for those who are experiencing homelessness, etc.

Do you enjoy surfing the internet? Do you pay close attention to detail? 

UWBA's 211 Curator/Updater volunteers will update the resource used by our Call Specialist. Call Specialist assess caller needs, search an online database and refer callers to various community resources. 

As a resource updater, you’ll:

  • Attend a 1 hour virtual training
  • Request updates from local community services on their programs and services by emailing, calling, and interviewing program staff at Bay Area service providers.
  • Conduct web, email, and phone follow up to these agencies if there is not an immediate response
  • Document these updates using a shared document

And you are:

  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Available to spend a 3-4 hour chunk of time (at a minimum) during business hours per week to talk with provider staff and update the shared document
  • Comfortable with using a computer, web searches, and shared Google docs
  • Professional and friendly on the phone

If this sounds like you, please express interest below and we will follow-up with you on the next steps. 


This opportunity is still development, the qualifications, commitment, and description may change.  We may not have a shift for you right away, but once you click express interest, we will communicate directly with you on the status. 

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you as a volunteer! 

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United Way Bay Area is a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area poverty. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering.  Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211,  Census, EFSP/EAN, and youth programs – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano Counties. For more information, visit uwba.org. 
 

As an intermediary we engage employer partners, volunteers, educational institutions and CBO’s to improve life outcomes for youth. We work to decrease barriers and increase career exposure in youth to ensure better career development opportunities that lead to economic prosperity. We do this through:​

  • Providing interactive approaches to connect the dots of career development.​

  • Facilitating job shadows and career exploration events both inside & outside of the community.                      ​

  • Hosting hiring events and executing Business Pathways.​

  • Operating as a convener, fundraiser, event planner and technical assistance pro

 

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