Ways to Volunteer

At Housing Hope, we treasure your gifts of time and talent. From working in the office to setting up and staffing events or swinging a hammer at a Team HomeBuilding project, you can have an impact on our mission. Take a look at our opportunities and see how you can help.

 

Office Positions

 

Both Housing Hope and HopeWorks are very busy places and often need help in the office either on a regular weekly schedule, or on a project by project basis. Office Jobs can include:

  • Answering phones

  • Filing

  • Data entry

 

See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for what office jobs are available now.

 

Informational Tables

 

Housing Hope often has informational tables at a fairs and sporting events in the summer and fall. Having a presence at these events helps us get the word out in the community about who we are and what we do.

 

If you like working with other volunteers in a lively environment where you get to interact with people, this is a great job for you! See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities.

 

Supply Drives

You can help Housing Hope meet the needs of our families by providing household supplies for the community pantries on our properties or providing supplies for Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center, or the College of Hope.

See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for needs lists for each of these areas and for details on how to lead a supply drive.

 

Property Improvement

Housing Hope has several multi-family properties scattered throughout Snohomish County, and each of these properties needs routine maintenance and upkeep from time to time. Projects can include: weeding, clearing out invasive plants, painting and pressure washing.

If you have a few hours to give on a particular day, like working outdoors and really enjoy doing jobs where you can see immediate results, then this is the perfect job for you!

This project can be done by individuals, or by groups. See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for more details.

 

Construction Projects (experience required)

 

Housing Hope’s Team HomeBuilding and Property Management departments are often looking for experienced people to help with specific projects on site. Such projects might include:

 

  • Building raised garden beds

  • Building a retaining wall

  • Concrete or masonry work

  • Interior or exterior painting

  • Installing cabinets

  • Building decks or porch railings

  • Installing laminate flooring

  • Other home building and site preparation projects

 

Some of these projects can be done by individuals, and some by groups. See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities.

 

Hands-On Service

Do you like working with your hands? Do you find it rewarding to roll up your sleeves and just get things done? We often have hands-on projects at the different Housing Hope properties that don’t require specific skills or experience. Such projects include:

  • Spreading bark or gravel

  • Touch-up painting

  • Staining fences

  • Sweeping, mopping, and other cleaning jobs around the properties

  • Building window screens

  • Organizing storage sheds

  • Weeding

 

Some of these projects can be done by individuals, and some by groups. See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities.

 

Events

Housing Hope puts on several events each year from fundraisers to staff parties. We often need help with set up, registration, and/or leading activities, depending on the type of event. If you like working with people in a festive environment, this could be the volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for!

 

See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities.

 

Gifts of Talent and Expertise

Do you have specific talents that you want to use to help others? Do you own a business or work in a profession that could contribute pro bono services to help Housing Hope accomplish its mission? We would love to talk with you about your ideas!

Some of the things we have found helpful in the past have been:

  • Specialized teaching expertise for our College of Hope program

  • Giving haircuts to residents

  • Dental services

  • Construction or landscape services

  • Professional consulting

  • Graphic design or Marketing expertise

  • Videography, editing, and production

  • Photography

  • Designing electronic forms

  • Creating and editing newsletters and interactive PDF’s

 

If any of these categories interests you, or if you have other ideas, you can contact Nikki, the Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator at nikkirossiter@housinghope.org.

 

Group Opportunities

Construction (experienced required)

 

Housing Hope’s Team HomeBuilding program is a self-help, or “sweat equity” program funded by a USDA grant to help low-income residents of Snohomish County realize their dreams of homeownership by helping to build their own homes.

Several houses are built at the same time, in the same development. The homeowners all work together on all the houses, and no one moves in until every house is finished. It’s not just a house, it’s a community.

 

You can help these homeowners realize their dreams by bringing out a group of skilled workers to help with specific projects. Such projects might include:

 

  • Building wood-framed walls

  • Framing doors

  • Building landings

  • Building stairs

  • Installing exterior doors

  • Installing cabinets

  • Installing laminate flooring

  • Roofing

  • Installing bath hardware

 

See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities. Opportunities are added to the Directory as needs arise, so be sure to check back often.

 

 

 

Outdoor Opportunities (no experience required)

 

Are you looking for a great team-building opportunity for your group? Nothing says teamwork like rolling up your sleeves and tackling a big project together! Housing Hope’s Property Management and Team HomeBuilding departments have several projects throughout the year that they could use some help with.

 

These are relatively simple projects, and we will have staff on hand who can show you what to do. Projects can include:

  • Spreading bark or gravel at one of our properties

  • Touch-up painting

  • Building window screens

  • Weeding, planting, and other landscaping

  • Clearing sites of blackberry bushes and other invasive plants

 

See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities. Opportunities are added to the Directory as needs arise, so be sure to check back often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor Opportunities

Housing Hope is a busy place, and we sometimes need a little help with organizing and deep cleaning projects. Some of these needs include:

 

  • Organizing the basement and storage areas

  • Deep cleaning at Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center

  • Interior painting

  • Labeling and organizing supplies

 

These projects are great for groups and often great for families to do together. See the Volunteer Opportunity Directory for specific opportunities. Opportunities are added to the Directory as needs arise, so be sure to check back often.

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