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Volunteer Handyman

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Homestretch, Inc.

  • 3 people are interested

Homestretch is seeking a skilled handyman to complete small repairs and maintenance upkeep in multiple apartment units around our headquarters (303 South Maple Ave. Falls Church, VA). If you have a heart for the homeless, working with your hands, making a direct impact on underserved populations, and being part of a team that works to make home a place of safety and belonging, this is a great opportunity for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with staff to schedule timely maintenance updates
  • Going to units to replace smoke detectors, light bulbs, blinds, etc.
  • Skilled repairs including changing locks, minor electrical work, leaky faucets, rehanging doors
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Accessing and letting staff know when issues require expert attention from certified plumbers and electricians
Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Timeliness with the ability to complete repairs within short timeframe (72 hours-1 week)
  • A flexible schedule
  • Problem solving skills and a can do attitude
  • The ability to purchase needed items for replacement and submit forms for reimbursement
  • Reliability
  • 2-3 years of experience in commercial and residential repairs preferred
  • Fluency in English, computer literate, keeps up with multiple emails
  • Can make a 6 month-1 year commitment with the option to renew
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
If you are interested, please email: Brianna at blarson-jackson@homestretchva.org

More opportunities with Homestretch, Inc.

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About Homestretch, Inc.

Location:

303 South Maple Ave, Suite 400, United States, Falls Church, VA 22046, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower homeless families with children under age 18 in Northern Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community.

Description

Homestretch is a nonprofit family transitional housing agency. We provide homeless families with long-term subsidized housing and all support services necesary to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Support services include intensive case management, employment counseling, credit counseling, domestic abuse counseling, substance abuse counseling and monitoring, English as a Second Language instruction, enrichment activities for children and teens, community service links, and comprehensive life skills training. Families can receive housing and services for up to two years.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

303 South Maple AvenueFalls Church, VA 22046

(38.88077,-77.17483)
 

SKILLS

  • Facilities Management
  • Electrical
  • Home Repair
  • Appliance Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-6 hours each month

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