Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role at Neighborhood House, helping us help immigrants, refugees and low-income people overcome the challenges they face in everyday life. Our volunteers also enjoy a supportive workplace, satisfying work, and hands-on experience.

Vaccine Requirement
All Neighborhood House employees and volunteers must be fully vaccinated (and submit completed documentation) from COVID-19 by October 18, 2021. New employees must meet this requirement, prior to their start of employment, effective immediately. Please see this FAQ document for more guidance on the new vaccine mandate.

In-Person Ongoing Opportunities

Ongoing, regular volunteer opportunities allow you to build relationships with Neighborhood House staff, volunteers, and community members, while making a difference.

ESL Instructor Level 0-2

Currently the Family Resource Center at Neighborhood House – High Point has a few adult clients that have a varied amount of adult learning needs. Some examples include: Adult ESL Level 0-2 learners that need assistance with vocabulary, diction, and conversation.

High Point

Virtual/Remote Ongoing Opportunities

Ongoing, regular volunteer opportunities allow you to build relationships with Neighborhood House staff, volunteers, and community members, while making a difference.

Board Member-Licensed Attorney

Board Member(Licensed Attorney)-Remote 

Neighborhood House is currently seeking a licensed attorney to join our Board of
Trustees. In addition to legal expertise, we are specifically seeking individuals who
represent a public official and/or can act as a representative of low-income communities served by Neighborhood House.

https://nhwa.org/wp-content/uploads/Board-of-Trustees-Position-Description-Attorney.pdf

 

Adult Education Assistant – ESL

Currently the Family Resource Center at Neighborhood House High Point has a few adult clients that have a varied amount of adult learning needs. An example includes Adult ESL Level 2-4 learners that need assistance with vocabulary, diction, and conversation. The goal is to provide virtual, on-call assistance, or to create a regular schedule for clients and volunteer to be able to connect virtually.

Remote

Read and Record Children’s Stories

Video record yourself reading a children’s book. The videos will be uploaded to a Vimeo channel, and the links will be shared with families participating in Neighborhood House programs.

Remote

Actors for Early Learning Training

Neighborhood House has home visitors who are a part of our Child Development Department. Home visitors’ main goal is to support parents in promoting the optimal development of their children. We are working on developing a new video training for home visitors for which we need physical or voice actors.

Remote

Language Bank

Translate program flyers, in writing, on an as-needed basis. Both professional translators and individuals fluent in English and another language are welcome to apply. High-needs languages include Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Oromo, Amharic, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Remote

Neighborhood House Treasurer  

Neighborhood House Board Member 

The treasurer chairs the NH Finance Committee, which meets every month on the Tuesday before the board of directors meeting. S/he/they takes the lead on helping to maintain the organization’s financial policies by collaborating with the NH executive staff. Depending on the Treasurer’s own professional expertise in finance and accounting, s/he/they may serve as a consultant to the NH finance director with regards to specific finance/accounting or agency benefit plan questions, as needed.

Remote

The Board of Director is the governing body of Neighborhood House, which carries the responsibility for guiding the present and future direction of the agency. There are four standing committees: Board Development, REAAL (Relationships, Education, Advocacy, Access, and Leadership, Finance, and Resource Development. The committees and the Board as a whole play an important role in ensuring we fulfill our mission: To build community and increase access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity.

Remote

Events & One-Time Opportunities

Event volunteering allows you to make an impact in one day, or even a few hours, of helping to provide enrichment, resources, and FUN! to our local communities.

Teambuilding

When we find new homes for our families to move into, we like to provide them with a starter kit of supplies, such as dish soap, towels, trashcans, cleaning products, etc. We are looking for a partner who is willing to acquire supplies and assemble the welcome baskets for newly housed families.

Various

COVID-19 Safety

All Neighborhood House sites remain closed to the public. In-person volunteer opportunities are limited and must be approved by the department director and the Volunteer Engagement Manager. 

Health Attestation
This health attestation must be completed day of your visit and every time you come to a Neighborhood House site. All health information is confidential, and will only be visible to Volunteer Engagement staff. Once you have completed this, a confirmation will be sent to the Volunteer Engagement team, and you will be approved to visit the requested location. 

Volunteer Instructions for Coronavirus Safety
To ensure your safety, and the safety of other NH staff and visitors, please follow the safety instructions.

Face Covering Protocol for Volunteers
In accordance with Washington State regulations, Neighborhood House volunteers, employees, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

To learn more about applying to volunteer at Neighborhood House, please read Volunteering at Neighborhood House or contact Volunteer Engagement 206-461-8430 or by e-mail at munaa@nhwa.org.