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Homeless resource center in Oregon City seeks paid workers, volunteers for various shifts

Father's Heart Street Ministry in Oregon City is looking for volunteers to commit to shifts helping with the homeless shelter from 6 to 10 p.m. starting in mid-November.

PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - People line up for services outside of the Father's Heart Street Ministry in Oregon City last winter.Father's Heart Executive Director Robin Schmidt said volunteers would ideally sign up for a weekly shift one night a week from mid-November to mid-March.

"Volunteers would be responsible for signing people in, helping with filling out intake forms, preparing or serving a light dinner, general supervision inside the facility or outside," Schmidt said. "This is a commitment, but a very rewarding one. You'd be saving lives by providing a loving, warm, safe place during dangerous outdoor living conditions."

Father's Heart also is looking to employ as many six people to cover shifts from 5 p.m. to midnight or from midnight to 7 a.m. "Wages would be approximately $15 per hour," Schmidt said. "We are looking for people with skills in managing crowds, detailed in entry process, able to follow directions and expectations, kitchen duties, as well as night shelter watch and dependability. Compassion and sensitivity to the needs of the homeless community and a desire to serve others is essential."

If you are interested in volunteering or working for Father's Heart, call 503-722-9780 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Leave contact information with the receptionist. Father's Heart is located at 603 12th St., Oregon City.

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