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Oakland, Hygiene Service at Northgate & 27th ~ Thursdays
With Lava Mae
Event Details
1 - 28 March 2019
Northgate Ave & 27th St
Oakland, CA, United States
About the Event
Welcome to Northgate & 27th! Thank you for joining our community of amazing volunteers. You are now part of Lava Mae's mission to bring RADICAL HOSPITALITY™ to the streets of Oakland.

Lava Mae is about delivering radical hospitality to people moving through homelessness - and our volunteers are at the front lines of our impact. Join our team of Mobile Service Coordinators at sites across the Bay Area for a unique and memorable day of action on the streets.

You will be assisting our team of Mobile Service Coordinators with greeting and welcoming our guests, managing the queue, cleaning the showers, and distributing hygiene kits and donations. We look forward to meeting you!

About Northgate & 27th:

Oakland's new Tuff Shed Project has become a creative way to help address its homelessness issue.

Although residents have protective shelter, a cot, and services with paths to permanent housing, there are a number of strict regulations that have some people deterred.

Despite that, the communities will have portable bathroomes, and Lava Mae will be bringing showers twice a week to each project.

Officials hope each resident of the new Tuff Shed community will find a job and permanent housing within six months.

Shift Details:

Landmarks: The Tuff Sheds

Date: Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm

Parking: Street and metered parking in the surrounding area.

Pro Tip 1: Please dress in layers and wear something you do not mind getting mildly wet, including closed-toe shoes. We recommend shoes with non-slip soles for safety. Travel light and bring only what you absolutely need. We cannot guarantee a secure space to store your valuables. We will provide you with a volunteer t-shirt if available in your size.

Pro Tip 2: Your health and safety is important to us. Feel free to take breaks and inform our team of Mobile Service Coordinators if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at any time during your volunteer service.

Pro Tip 3: Relax, be yourself, and have fun!
Available Roles
Mobile Hygiene Volunteer
When you volunteer with our mobile hygiene service, you’ll play a vital role in helping our shower guests feel welcome, seen and valued. Working alongside our team, you’ll greet guests, chat with them while they await their turn for a shower, provide fresh towels, clean socks and personal hygiene items, and clean shower stalls. This is an individual volunteer opportunity with a maximum of 2 volunteers per shift. We ask volunteers to stay for a minimum of two hours; our volunteer shifts range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours. When you arrive, Lava Mae’s Mobile Service Coordinators will provide a short orientation. Volunteering at our mobile hygiene service is a unique opportunity to get to know our grateful guests. We encourage you to be curious, ask questions, and treat every guest with an unexpected level of care we call RADICAL HOSPITALITY™
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