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.

Health Screening Volunteer 

 

 

The After-School Tutoring Program is designed to contribute to students’ overall academic achievement by providing students with personalized homework assistance and engaging them in activities to further develop their academic and social skills. The program serves students aged K-12th grade.

We are seeking volunteers to support with health and COVID related screenings.

Burndale

Firwood Circle

Seola Gardens 

 

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.

Skill Sharer – Burndale, Seola Gardens

We are seeking volunteers to engage with youth in grades K-12 to teach a new skill or activity. Some examples include: If you are a crafter and want to share out how to crochet, we can have a class on that! Professional photographers that can teach youth how to take expert photos with the phone cameras! The possibilities are endless in this remote setting. If reasonable, supplies can be distributed to youth to make sessions interactive.

Remote – Burndale

Remote – Seola Gardens

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

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.