House Volunteer

Purpose of Position: 

Assist with providing our houseguests with a pleasant and comfortable stay by helping with housekeeping, maintenance, and day to day house activities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an atmosphere of warmth and support by interacting with houseguests,  Provide general assistance to houseguests as needed. 
  • May be asked to give tours to guest families. Become familiar with the house, show guest families where to find things, how to work things. 
  • Perform daily house operation and housekeeping tasks as requested by staff, including laundry, restocking, and organizing.
  • Circulate through the house to identify potential problems that might need staff attention. 
  • Assist staff as needed with special projects. 

Commitment: 

  • Volunteer a minimum of two 3-hour scheduled shifts per month. 
  • Shifts are every day of the week (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Volunteers are asked to consider shifts as a serious commitment, for a minimum of one year, with minimal absences.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years old or older, unless accompanied by an adult. 
  • Must show proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Must pass a background check
  • Personable, patient, flexible and good communicator. 
  • Able to deal with the public in a helpful and supportive manner. 
  • Resourceful and able to work independently and in a team. 
  • Able to represent the house in a professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate respect for confidentiality. 
  • Must be able to go up and down stairs and lift at least 30 pounds.

Training: 

  • Attend new volunteer orientation. 
  • Volunteers will be trained by staff and other volunteers during their scheduled shift. 
  • Will be provided with a volunteer handbook.

Typical duties

  • Organize & restock supply areas
  • Complete laundry
  • Assist in preparing a room for house guests
  • Wash dishes & complete dishwasher cycles 
  • Monitor refrigerators and pantry, discard food as necessary
  • Advise meal program guests on kitchen essentials
  • Pack up meals as leftovers
  • Special projects, as necessary for the staff