Volunteer In-Home Decluttering Coaches Needed!

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


401 Quarry RdStanford, CA 94305


We are a clinical research lab in Stanford's School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and are currently running a study with participants who are struggling with clutter. The clinical study offers these individuals peer-lead support group session for 16 weeks and 10 2-hour in-home decluttering coaching sessions.

For this study, we need community members located in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to act as in-home coaches.

Coach Role

Visit the home of a participant to help them practice the skills/exercises they are learning in group session. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Coaches go with a partner to their participant's home. Exercises and materials are provided by the lab.
Our current and former coaches speak highly of their rewarding experience helping participants overcome their clutter issues.
A certificate with the number of hours volunteered is provided at the completion of volunteering.

Time Commitment

- 6 weeks of online training (20min-1h/week)
- Two 3-hour training sessions (6 hours total)
- Ten 2-hour coaching sessions (20 hours total) over the course of 11 weeks
- Timing is fairly flexible, many sessions are in the evening or on weekends

Role Requirements

- Must be 18 or older
- Provide your own transportation
- Completion of data collection forms
- Good communication with partner-coach and lab staff

If you are interested in participating, please call (650-724-8912) or email us (clutterhelp@stanford.edu).


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • English
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 hours of training and 20 hours of volunteer
  • Must be 18 or older

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