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Wider Horizons, Central Seattle's Village for Life

  • 7 people are interested
Home repair

Are you The Friend Who Fixes Things? Squeaky chairs, sticky doors, leaky faucets, setting up a portable a/c unit - do those words evoke an "I can help" response in you? You may find great fulfillment in joining our volunteer team.

Wider Horizons members are dedicated to living in our community and building interdependence. As the years go by, little repairs that we used to take for granted get harder to tackle. With your help now and then, we can continue to thrive in our homes safely and comfortably, and in turn give back to the community we share.

As a Minor Home Repair Helper volunteer you receive fix-it assignments as they are requested by Wider Horizons members, essentially "on-call" to respond when needs arise. Just about all of our members live in Central Seattle, with the majority in Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

Volunteers may need to supply/utilize some or all of their own tools. Village members are responsible for the cost of any parts or non-tool supplies. Volunteers are not required to be bonded and licensed, but such certification is welcomed.

Wider Horizons volunteers must successfully complete an application, background check, interview and new volunteer orientation.

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About Wider Horizons, Central Seattle's Village for Life

Location:

1145 10th Ave E, #306, Seattle, WA 98102, US

Mission Statement

Wider Horizons' mission is to enable older residents of Central Seattle to participate in an intergenerational community that shares knowledge, experience and services with each other so living is easier and more joyful.

Description

Wider Horizons does this by providing, vetting, and recommending resources to adults so they can remain in their own homes for as along as they choose. We offer members a harmonious blend of health and in-home services, shared social and cultural activities, and community engagement--all designed to foster belonging, security and contribution.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

At the home of a member who needs assistanceCentral SeattleSeattle, WA 98144

(47.58458,-122.30365)
 

SKILLS

  • Carpentry
  • Appliance Repair
  • Home Repair
  • Plumbing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Averages 4-8 hours per month
  • volunteer application, volunteer interview

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