Thank you for your interest in volunteering for PHCO! Last year, more than 400 guests were connected to services and over 1,000 volunteers participated in myriad roles as navigators, health providers/screeners, or on an implementation team. Most volunteers will serve as Navigators to guide guests through the process of accessing services. Health sciences volunteers with specialized education and licensure will provide health screenings through an interprofessional practice teaching model. Additional volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, registration, and food service.
The University encourages employees to volunteer for Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Creighton has approved staff to use excused paid time to participate in this event. It is important, however, to obtain prior approval from supervisors to ensure departments have the coverage necessary to conduct business.
Other Opportunities – please email us at email@example.com to inquire about additional opportunities.
Navigators are volunteers who partner with our guests as they access services throughout the day. We will need over 500 Navigators at this year’s event!
- are matched with a guest
- assist their guest in filling out basic forms
- act as a resource on the logistics of the day
- walk their guest through the community resources and health screenings offered at the event
Navigators are not expected to be experts in the fields of social/health services or provide counseling to guests. Rather, Navigators are there to ensure their guests’ needs are met throughout the day. Your role will include building rapport, creating a comfortable environment, and ensuring guests dignity as they travel through the various stations.
Training: Navigator training is an important part of the PHCO experience and is required for NEW Navigators. We are committed to creating a positive, productive, and safe environment for our guests and volunteers. We will make sure you have all of the information you need to contribute to that commitment. Click Registration and Information for NEW Navigators (below) for details.
Shifts: Navigators can volunteer for one of three shifts: AM shift, MID shift, or FULL shift. Shift start times differ for new and returning Navigators due to training requirements. Click the appropriate link (below) for details!
Age Requirement: You must be 19 years old as of March 31, 2017 to volunteer as a Navigator. Current Creighton students are not required to meet the age requirement.
Questions about volunteering as a Navigator? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set-up occurs the night before the event on Thursday, March 30, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m..
The Set-Up Crew works with the PHCO team to organize materials, move tables and chairs, hang signage, etc.
Set-up is a great opportunity for families, younger volunteers (13 and older), students looking for service hours, and groups like Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts to get involved with PHCO.
Questions about volunteering for the set-up crew? Please email us at email@example.com.
Clean-up: Friday, March 31, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m..
With the PHCO team, the Clean-Up Crew returns the KFC to its normal operating setup. We have a lot to do in a short amount of time, and need 100 hard workers to get this job done!
Clean-up is a great opportunity for families, younger volunteers (13 and over), students looking for service hours, and groups like Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, etc. to get involved with PHCO.
Questions about volunteering for the clean-up crew? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creighton Health Sciences Volunteers
Creighton health sciences students and faculty volunteers provide health screenings through an interprofessional practice teaching model.