Come join the Pacific and Southwest Chapter of PCMA on Saturday, November 8, 2014
in participating in a fulfilling and rewarding community program. Our chapter is organizing this events in support of Service In Sync, the PCMA
program that encourages its members to come together and give back to
their local communities on behalf of the meetings industry.
On November 8 from 9:00am to 2pm, participants will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Shade Tree in the following list of activities 2 activities options:
The 1st volunteer project is limited to 10 volunteers
Since 1994, Sai Baba has been standing by our side, filling the tummies and warming the hearts of the women and children who call Shade Tree home. One time per month, Sai Baba arrives at the Shelter in the early hours of the morning to start preparing lunch. Members of the group create a delicious vegetarian lunch for all to enjoy. The volunteer opportunities are food prepare (cutting and dishing pastries, serving food, meal “waitress/waiter”, cleaning…). Our group can arrive by 9am; lunch starts approximately 10-10:30am. Lunch ends around noon then clean-up which ends about 1:30pm. The 2nd volunteer opportunity is limited to 5 volunteers:
The Workforce Readiness program is designed to prepare women to enter or re-enter the job market at a self-sustaining wage. Fourteen (14) core classes are offered during the course of a one-week period covering all aspects of job searching skills including work values, skills identification, time management, goal setting, affirmations, barriers to employment success, work ethics discussion, and mock interviews. Residents also receive appropriate attire from our boutique as well as bus passes for job searching, interviews, employment and training. They each receive an individual employment plan, individual follow-up and job retention assistance once they are employed. Also, if needed, further educational deficiencies are met through referrals to community-based adult education programs.
The above information is the core of the department. However the needs of the volunteers can be assisting in the boutique (sorting business attire, organizing, assisting clients with computer basics, proofing resumes, etc.
The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in the state, and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. On average, 33% of the clients are children under the age of 18. Senior citizens represent the fastest growing segment of our population.
The second and third floors of our 38,000 square foot facility are residential areas with sleeping rooms, libraries, training rooms, rest rooms, and children's play rooms. The main floor has our "Dayroom," kitchen, laundry, restrooms and showers, and services for victims of violence. The full basement is used for storing donations and shelter supplies.
The Shade Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They are a local 'grassroots' agency with no national affiliation or support.