Give Time

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 with Partners in Housing, please contact Jillian Durkee at jdurkee@partnersinhousing.org

Continue to scroll to see our list of volunteer opportunities!

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THE PEOPLE-PERSON:

DONATION ACCEPTANCE

Are you passionate about what we do at Partners in Housing? If so, this is the position for you! Be a friendly face for donors and help unload their vehicles during donation acceptance. Volunteers will need to be able to bend, twist, and lift boxes and bags of household donations/ clothing.

Available every Tuesday between 8:45am and 12:15pm at 450 Gold Pass Heights

* No training required, shifts are 3.5 hours long

HIGH PRIORITY NEED

DELIVER HOPE:

FURNITURE DELIVERY

When Partner families move into our housing, they often arrive with very few possessions. We have housing units scattered around Colorado Springs and provide a box truck or passenger van for this task unless a personal vehicle is preferred. Volunteers in this role also pick up furniture donated by generous donors so we can keep our free Donation Center full of furniture!

Available any day, 9am to 8pm, whenever two volunteer schedules align. We can match you up with a volunteer or you can volunteer with a family member or friend! Volunteers will start their shifts at 450 Gold Pass Heights to load the truck and will drive to Partners in Housing properties to deliver.
* No training required, shift length is entirely up to you and how many pickups/deliveries you want to complete. We’ve seen shifts range from 45minutes up to 4 hours

If you are interested in this position but have concerns about items being too heavy, prior to agreeing to any shifts, you can view pictures of the items to ensure they are within your comfort zone. 

THE FUN ONE:

CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER VOLUNTEER

Can you eat imaginary food from a toddler’s imaginary kitchen for hours? Volunteer in our Child Enrichment Center and play games, do arts-and-crafts, help with homework, or be a reading buddy while parents are on-site either attending one of our life skills workshops, applying for jobs, or cooking a meal.

Available M-Th, 9am to 6pm at 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. Shift times depend on when the parents’ appointments are scheduled which
varies by family. Parent appointments can be scheduled anytime M-Th, 9am to 6pm.

* This position receives training and is for routine volunteers only.

HIGH PRIORITY NEED

THE INTROVERT:

DONATION SORTERS

Does seeing a messy room make you itch? Do you find everything has to be just in the right place? Help us sort and organize the donations we receive from local donors. The moms, dads, and children in the program are able to shop for free and get the clothes, shoes, and toiletries needed for daily life, interviews, school, and more.

* This position receives training and is for routine volunteers only, shifts are 2 to 4 hours long

THE HANDYMAN:

HOUSING MAINTENANCE

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!

Available M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

Location varies depending on properties

THE FACILITATOR:

LIFE SKILLS TEACHER

Do you love standing at the front of the room? Or writing on whiteboards? Come share your knowledge and lead a life skills workshop for our Partners! We need instructors on a variety of topics and we are open to suggestions!

THE MONEY MENTOR:

BUDGET & CREDIT COUNSELING

Do you enjoy balancing your checkbook? Are you known to happily use Excel spreadsheets or apps to budget? Bring that enthusiasm for money management to Partners in Housing and teach budgeting techniques, credit management, saving, and other financial skills in a one-on-one collaborative session with our clients.

Available M-Th, 9am to 6pm at 21 S. Wahsatch Ave.
* This position receives training and is for routine volunteers only, shift length depends on the appointment availability, minimum 2 hr/month time commitment

THE JOB COACH:

EMPLOYMENT READINESS

Our Partners 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.

Available M-Th, 9am to 6pm at 21 S. Wahsatch Ave.
* This position receives training and is for routine volunteers only, shift length depends on the appointment availability, minimum 2 hr/month time commitment

THE TASK TYPE:

DONATION ADMINISTRATION

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Send “Thank you” tax letters, print them out, put them in envelopes, address, stamp, and (optional) take them to the post office. Assign a $ valuation to each in-kind donation (non-monetary), and file donation slips when all tasks are completed.

Available M-F, 9am-4pm at 455 Gold Pass Heights

* This position receives training and is for routine volunteers only. Shifts are 1-4 hours.

THE THOUGHTFUL THANKER:

DONATION CALLS

Are you comfortable speaking on the phone? Help us thank our donors who have gifted items to our two donation centers.

Available M-F, 9am-4pm at 455 Gold Pass Heights

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!

Location varies depending on projects available.