We provide on-the-job training for volunteers, and welcome any skills that our volunteers may already have entering the assignment. Our scope of work includes plumbing of all sorts, heating and cooling, windows, doors, roof repair, electrical repairs and handicap accessibility/safety work. If a volunteer is unable to climb ladders, for example, they can be assigned to jobs that do not involve ladders, but our work and our work environment can be physically challenging.
Volunteers generally work in teams of two with a staff person or another volunteer. The team is provided with tools and vehicles, and has a great opportunity to meet and serve a wide variety of people in the community. In the summer, we work from 6:30 AM to between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Volunteers should come prepared for work which can be hot and dirty or cold and dirty or just dirty. Dress should be neat, representing CHRPA as well as being respectful of our clients. Volunteers provide their own lunch and drink. Sunscreen and hats are highly recommended during the hot season.
We place high value on a culture of respect and compassion for our clients and we strive to create a supportive and affirming teaching/learning environment among the staff and volunteers as well. We all have a lot to learn and a lot to teach. A little humor, a little humility and substantial flexibility go a long way towards preserving sanity and fully benefiting from the term of service.
- People Skills
- Home Repair
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- A full day (6:30-2:30/3:00)