The Mayor’s Message

Office of Mayor Matt Brown
300 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
N6B 1Z2

April 23- 28, 2017

Dear London Housing Registry volunteers,

I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you all for volunteering your time to help those most vulnerable in our community.

A supportive and strong community is built on good deeds and helping others. It is people like you who make this a great place to live, work and play.

We know that safe, affordable housing is key to lifting people out of poverty. Affordable housing is more than just a roof over someone’s head. It is a place to sleep soundly, a place of gather with friends and family and a place to start anew.

Since 1984, the London Housing Registry has helped more than 23,000 people secure housing. This would not be possible without the hardwork and dedication of volunteers like yourselves.

Volunteering is such a selfless act, but one that has life-long impacts on those who rely on the London Housing Registry and the services you provide.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Mayor Matt Brown

NVW2017-LHR day 1 - Mayor's Letter

Special Message from LHR Executive Director

“The #LHR cannot thank you the current and past volunteers enough for their time, commitment and loyalty. Without the volunteers, LHR would struggle to keep up with the demand for out services each and every hour the volunteers commit to the LHR helps those in housing crisis find housing in the private market. Preventing homelessness is achieveable thanks to you!” – Shelley Milos, Executive Director, The London Housing Registry, 23 – 29 April 2017

NVW2017-LHR day 4 - The End

Volunteer Bookkeeper

Time Commitment: 6-12 months

Deadline to Apply: (one month from the posting date)

Position Description:

The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in accounting in not for profit office environment and would like to jumpstart career exploration, this is the place to be!

Additional Opportunity Information:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and LHR volunteer application

***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR’ in the subject line of your e-mail***

  • 1.5 Monthly hours / 12-month commitment, Public Transportation is Available
  • No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
  • Fragrance-free and open door office environment
  • Office Hours Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 3 PM
  • For more information about volunteering @ LHR, click here

The Volunteer Bookkeeper main responsibility is general bookkeeping (QuickBooks) and preparation of financial reports in accordance with GAAP and accounting best practices.

Details of Job Description:

  • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts
  • Prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
  • Prepare tax returns and perform other bookkeeping services
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.
  • Positive, with a great “customer service” and a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong in MS Office skills especially Word and Excel, QuickBooks
  • Prepare Payables, Receivables and collection follow-up for any unpaid invoices
  • Prepare and enter various journal entries as required
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports and proposal budgets
  • Banking and Reconciliations of bank and other accounts
  • Prepare the submission of various government form and file remittances
  • Manage QuickBooks system back-up using external storage
  • Proactively provide Executive Director with regular updates and information
  • The volunteer in this position reports to the Executive Director.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Post-secondary education in Business Accounting or 3 years solid employment experience in full-cycle general accounting practices
  • Knowledge and experience with GAAP and Accounting Best Practice
  • Knowledge of office equipment and ability to troubleshoot and fix problems
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical aptitude
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of flexibility, initiative, judgment and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent computer skills, word processing, and experience with database software, office and accounting programs i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, QuickBooks and online apps such as PayPal, Eventbrite
  • Certificate training in QuickBooks or three years accounting experience using QuickBooks in not for profit office environment
  • Microsoft Word – Intermediate to Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel – Intermediate to Advanced
  • Adobe Acrobat – experienced
  • Experience troubleshooting computer hardware and software

Activities:

  • Finance/Accounting/Audit
  • Data Entry
  • Hardware / Software

How to Apply

Email: Shelley Milos, Executive Director

shelleylhr@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the workplace by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

Are you HUNGRY?? Craving BBQ??

Come out and join us at the LHR BBQ stand

Saturday, April 22nd 10 am – 2 pm

3100 Wonderland Road South

Thank you for your support!

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Intake Housing Support Worker (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor)

Position Description: The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jumpstart career exploration, this is the place to be!

tweet-lhr6Additional Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

Activities: The Housing Intake Support Worker conduct one on one interviews with individuals and or families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find information and resources to secure housing in the private sector.

The Housing Intake Support Worker works initially with a senior mentor and gradually will be conducting intake alone in an open-door office environment and as part of a supportive team of fellow volunteers and staff.

The Housing Intake Support Worker will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills.

Details of Job Description:
Assists and interviews walk-in clients who are interested in private sector rental units
Provides information about materials and tools available in LHR Resource Centre
• Advocates for client and provide information about community programs and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Conduct weekly follow-up of referrals given to clients
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Provides off-site housing intake
• Updates rental database
• Recruits landlords as time permits
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Answer telephone inquiries and if necessary refer to proper channel
• Provides assistance in filing, photocopying, mailing, faxing, tracking of resource material
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

Activities:
• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals
• Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Support

Required Qualifications/Training:
Post-secondary education in Sociology, Psychology, Communications, Business, or a Social Services Certificate from a Community College and/or related work experience

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the workplace by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

#LHR, #VolunteeringAtLHR, #ldnont, #intakeworker

Outreach Intake Worker – Off-site (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor) .

Position Description: . The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis. .

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis. ..

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jumpstart career exploration, this is the place to be! ..

The Intake Outreach Worker will conduct outreach services off-site to our partner agencies. The Intake Outreach Worker will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills. ..

The Intake Outreach Worker is required to work early morning till noon on Tuesday, weekly. The volunteer must be flexible with hours as scheduling can be unpredictable at times.

Details of Job Description:
• Assists and interviews off-site clients who are interested in private sector rental units
• Provides information about The London Housing Registry’s program and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provide information about community programs and services
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

tweet-lhr6Additional Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
• Volunteer Hours: Monday – Tuesday 8 AM – Noon, Flexibility with schedule is an asset

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)
Activities:

• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Suppor

Required Qualifications/Training:
Secondary School Diploma, Some Post-secondary education is an asset and/or related work experience

Required Qualifications/Training: Post-secondary education in Communication, Business, Marketing and/or relevant work experience.

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the work place by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!


#LHR, #VolunteeringAtLHR, #ldnont, #IntakeOutreachWorker