Participants in UPLIFT Eureka can be paired with a Volunteer Co-Pilot to meet weekly to work on the Participant's goals. The Co-Pilot serves as a liaison between UPLIFT Eureka Participants and resources in the community. Co-Pilots establish relationships with community partners in advance and advocate for the Participants. Co-Pilots can help with a variety of goals, from reaching out to community partners to set up appointments or to ask follow-up questions. Co-Pilots can even meet a Participant at a specific service provider within the community for additional support.
Participants will be guided step-by-step to access various resources as they work their way towards success. The Co-Pilot's priority is to ensure that their assigned Participant has the necessary tools to access resources, whether connecting them with medical services or helping obtain required documentation for employment and housing. The consistency of the Co-Pilot will bring a familiarity and personal touch to the relationship, where other attempts at gaining a Participant's trust with other service providers may have failed before.
Bottom line: Co-Pilots empower their assigned Participant with guidance to take steps towards achieving their goals. Co-Pilots and Participants build a mutually beneficial relationship, ultimately resulting in the Participant feeling valued and a part of this community.
The Co-Pilot program is currently on a short break as we work to improve the program. Sign up below to be added to our interest list. You will be contacted once our program begins running again.