become a volunteer
We’re MAKING A BETTER OSHKOSH… WILL YOU HELP?
Hub coaches are bright, motivated, committed individuals with a strong desire to get to know participants and to give back to the community. They work side-by-side with participants, encouraging and mentoring them to set realistic and achievable goals. They also help participants overcome barriers to meet (and exceed) their goals toward a more comfortable and financially secure way of life.
Hub partners believe in the power of relationships. Building strong relationships requires that we seek out motivated and compassionate volunteers that can make a regular time commitment to work with hub participants.
Every coaching experience is unique, as it is based on the needs of the participant. Some hub coaches help write a resume, recommend job skills training, find more affordable housing or child care, recommend changes to a budget or simply provide listening and encouragement.
Hub coaches come from different backgrounds, but share these things in common:
- Use proactive problem-solving skills
- Are supportive and non-judgmental listeners
- Are willing to get to know people in need
- Want to learn and share the services available to help
work side-by-side with participants
Volunteers receive training on how to support people, to make everyone feel welcome, and to know the resources to use when searching for housing, jobs, childcare, education, and everything in between. Ongoing debrief sessions and trainings keep volunteers connected and supported in their work to help hub participants achieve their personal goals.
Hub coach responsibilities include:
- Commit a minimum of four hours each week (meet with participants, record progress notes, participate in debrief sessions and trainings)
- Complete orientation training
- Meet weekly, one-on-one, with assigned participant(s) to help identify needs and set goals
- Connect participants with services to help them overcome barriers to success
- Communicate regularly with assigned participant(s) and hub partners
- Offer hub as a resource to those who may need service
- Recommend hub as an opportunity for other potential volunteers
- Share ideas on how to improve the process
As a hub coach, you’ll gain and develop leadership skills, interact with a diverse group of people and gain hands-on experience with a variety of community service providers, all while helping others on their journey to financial stability. Simply put, hub coaches transform lives and make Oshkosh a better place to live and work, one individual and family at a time.
ready to volunteer?
After we review your application, we will contact you for an interview.
If hub is the right fit and you’re accepted into the program, we’ll schedule your training and conduct a background check. Once you’ve successfully completed training, you’ll be ready to start your coaching experience!
For more information, please contact us.