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Ozanam Center

Welcome

&

Orientation

MISSION

The Ozanam Center is providing overnight support for migrants who need to stay for longer than 24 hours before traveling to their destination. By volunteering here, you're making sure that the bulk of migrants spending the night in our community have access to resources, information about legal representation, and a sense of welcome and safety.

TASKS
  • Intake

    • Identification of A- Number​

  • Distribution of Resources

    • Hygiene​

    • Clothing

    • Food

DAY TIME

NIGHT TIME

  • Presence

  • Monitoring for needs

  • Volunteers are on-site and on-call, but will be able to stay awake all night. There is security on-site to manage emergencies.

DAY TIME

Watch introduction video.

1

Arrival

Watch orientation video.

2

Cambiar la configuración de subtítulos para subtítulos en español

The volunteer entrance to Ozanam can be tricky.  Pass the main entrance to the entrance with housing and parking.

3

Arrival.

Check in with Center Director, Volunteer Coordinator, or Staff member. Let them know that you are a volunteer and offer to help where you are needed.

4

The Center director is Victor Maldonado.

The Volunteer Coordinator varies by shift. Ask to speak with the Coordinator who is on site.  

5

Ensure that you have been oriented by Ozanam Center staff regarding night time protocol.