Give Time

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

Volunteers are an important part of Partners in Housing, providing vital services in almost every aspect of our mission!

Depending on your interest and schedule, volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups. Due to privacy concerns for the families in our program, individual volunteers working in close proximity or directly with clients are required to complete a background check prior to volunteering with us.

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Individual Volunteers

We have a wide variety of opportunities for anyone looking to help! We ask that individual volunteers commit to a monthly or weekly schedule depending on the preferred task.

Group Volunteers

Get your club, place of work, sports team, church, or friends together to support families transitioning from homelessness! One-time group volunteers often landscape and paint the interior of units after families have moved forward with our program or coordinate drives in our community.

If you are interested in volunteering at Partners in Housing, please email us at thill@partnersinhousing.org and we will connect with you to get started on an application!
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THE PEOPLE-PERSON:

DONATION ACCEPTANCE

Be a friendly face and help donors unload their bags or boxes of donations! This role is primarily outside, and you’ll get your steps in!

* Role available every Tuesday from 8:45am and 12:15pm

DELIVERING HOPE:

LIGHT-MEDIUM FURNITURE PICKUP/DELIVERY

This position is one of the quickest ways to make a big difference! You’ll pick up and deliver furniture so the families in our program have a bed to sleep on, a kitchen table to eat at, and all the things that make a house a home. We always make sure the items being picked up/delivered are within your comfort zone and volunteer shifts range from 45 minutes up to 4 hours. We have a box truck and passenger van available, or you can use your personal vehicle. Please let us know if you are interested in being a driver!

THE FUN ONE:

CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER VOLUNTEER

Hang out and have fun with the kiddos in our program while their parents are on-site attending self-sufficiency classes and appointments!

NICE & NEAT:

DONATION TYDING, OCCASIONAL SHOPPER SUPPORT

Come sort the donations we receive, tidy up our shopping space, and provide occasional support for the families using our free Donation Center!

*Receives training

*Routine volunteers only

HIGH PRIORITY NEED

THE MAINTENANCE MAGICIAN:

HOUSING MAINTENANCE/REPAIR

Are you the go-to person for friends, family, and neighbors when something needs to be fixed? Put those skills toward a fantastic cause and help ensure the homes we provide for families in our program stay in tip-top shape!

*Routine volunteers only

THE FACILITATOR:

LIFE SKILLS FACILITATOR

Share your knowledge and lead a life skills workshop for our Partner families! We need instructors (you can volunteer individually or as a small group) on a variety of topics, and we are open to suggestions!

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter:

SELF-SUFFICIENCY APPOINTMENT SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Make an immediate impact and translate spoken words into American Sign Language (ASL) and vice versa in confidential program appointments, sessions, and home visits for families that are deaf or hard of hearing. Interpreting needs will be communicated in advance so we can work with your schedule!

THE JOB COACH:

EMPLOYMENT READINESS

Our clients are motivated individuals with ambitious career goals and sometimes, they need help getting from point A to point B. You can be the bridge to stable employment or better employment by reviewing their resume, helping with mock interviews, and conducting career assessments.

*Receives training

*Routine volunteers only

THE TASK TYPE:

DONATION ADMINISTRATION

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Help us with our donation administrative process!

*Receives training

*Routine volunteers only

THE THOUGHTFUL THANKER:

DONATION CALLS

Are you comfortable speaking on the phone? Help us thank donors who have gifted items to our free Donation Center!

*Receives training

*Routine volunteers only

THE DREAM TEAM:

LANDSCAPING/PAINTING PROJECTS

Want to volunteer as a group? We would love your help getting our properties move-in ready for families starting their year-long journey with us! Trimming bushes, pulling weeds, mulching flowerbeds, and adding a new coat of paint really make our homes shine!

THE WARM WELCOME:

COLORADO HOUSE GREETER

At the Partners in Housing Resource Center, families stop by to attend classes/appointments, use our free donation center, and more! Greet families with a smile, walk them to their respective appointments, and assist with other front desk activities like answering the phones. During any downtime, there are plenty of ways to stay busy by tidying up the donation center, cleaning the community kitchen, or you’re also welcome to read a book or work on homework until the next family arrives!

*Receives training

*Routine volunteers only