Volunteer to Become a Co-Pilot for
We believe in every individuals capacity for positive change and are invested in supporting those in need to become a successful pilot of their own lives and overcome barriers to employment and housing,
By uplifting one individual in need, together we can benefit & strengthen our entire community.
Will you join us?
What is UPLIFT Eureka?
UPLIFT Eureka is not designed to take the place of existing services, or even supplement them; it's a comprehensive program designed to directly guide individuals to existing resources, and ensure they are in a position to take advantage of those resources, by providing support and programming to help them empower themselves to a better quality of life.
As a Volunteer Co-Pilot what will my role be?
Volunteers are the heartbeat of UPLIFT Eureka.
Community members experiencing homelessness who participate in UPLIFT Eureka will be matched up with volunteers (co-pilots, that's YOU!) who will be the primary liaison between UPLIFT Eureka participants and the resources in the community. Co-pilots will establish relationships with community partners and resources in advance and be the primary advocate for the participants. Having pre-established relationships will enable Co-pilots to reach out to partners to set up appointments, ask follow-up questions or even accompany a participant to a specific resource within the community.
Participants will be guided step-by-step to access various resources as they work their way to success. These steps will include working on a personal budget, as well as setting up meetings
to get basic paperwork taken care of such as Social Security & ID cards.
The Co-pilot's priority is to ensure that their assigned participant has the tools to get the necessary resources, whether assisting in arranging transportation or following up with contacts on the
participant's behalf. The consistency of the individual who will be the Co-pilot will also bring a familiarity and personal touch to the program, so the participants can build a relationship. This program will ensure folks feel supported and no one "slips between the cracks".