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Opportunity Place

Hosted by: A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network)


Ongoing Opportunity


Contact coordinator for times


Leonard Chari

About Opportunity Place


Opportunity Place is the hub of operations at A-SPAN where homeless people have access to a wide range of wraparound services. A-SPAN is unique in that our services are low barrier, as clients are not required to produce identification, sign a service agreement or engage in case management to access them.

Programs include street outreach, case management, employment counseling, the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. Opportunity Place programs are designed to assist clients in addressing their personal barriers to self-sufficiency with the support of staff and volunteers.

We need volunteers to help with:

Assistant Front Desk Monitor/Outreach Assistant

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Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 12:30pm-5:00pm

Volunteers aged 18 years or older are needed to staff the front desk at Opportunity Place to function as the face and voice of OP. Front Desk Monitors greet clients, answer the phone, sort the mail, assist in the distribution of hygiene supply items and clothing, help to coordinate use of shower and laundry facilities, receive donations, and replenish and organize the clothing room. This is a direct service position and the ability to multi-task is essential. Volunteers are trained and supported by the Outreach Monitor as well as the Director of Opportunity Place. Bring a pen and a big smile!

Administrative Assistant

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Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

As A-SPAN grows, we need organizational and administrative support to keep our programs running smoothly and to maintain office organization. Organized, responsible volunteers are needed to assist with administrative duties such as filing, computer data entry, telephones, copying and periodic mailings. Volunteers must be comfortable working in a non-traditional office setting within Opportunity Place where staff provides direct services to the homeless, yet this position is a great way to gain office experience in a professional setting.

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