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Community Builder - Peace House

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers of America-MN--RSVP

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Community Builder - Peace House

Peace House Community (PHC) is a weekday gathering place to belong for economically challenged and marginalized women and men in the Twin Cities. PHC achieves its mission by offering services that:

  • Nourish the community members’ bodies;
  • Nourish our community members’ souls; and
  • Enrich the lives of our visitors, volunteers and students.

PHC relies on volunteers to welcome our community members into a safe and affirming space by sitting with them, hearing their stories and affirming their worth regardless of their life situation. Each day, PHC’s volunteers get to share in the life stories that our community members are writing. The stories include joys, fears, friendships, loneliness and so much more.

Volunteers are also encouraged to use any talents or interests they have that can serve the community members. Current volunteers give the community members haircuts, fix bikes, offer hand massages, lead group discussions and more. Others help with lawn care and building maintenance or pick up food donations. Many work behind the scenes, planning special events or writing thank-you letters to donors.

PHC was founded in 1985 to provide an oasis in the midst of chaos and stress to those on the fringes of society. We carry on this tradition today by finding creative ways to welcome our community members. PHC is the neighborhood coffee shop for anyone who cannot afford or would not be welcomed into coffee shops. We welcome each person, regardless of their struggles, and wind up with a vibrant, eclectic (and sometimes strange in a good way) community.

PHC knows that each volunteer brings a unique life experience with them. We encourage everyone to consider volunteering regardless (or because of) their background, current life situation and other factors. We envision a volunteer group as diverse and vibrant as our community members.

For more information, please contact Dagmar at dagmar.koch@voamn.org or call 612-704-6114.

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About Volunteers of America-MN--RSVP

Location:

3333 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55412, US

Mission Statement

RSVP offers maximum flexibility for people 55 and over who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in their communities. RSVP Volunteers work with local organizations to have impact on critical needs in several focus areas: literacy, housing, food security, independence and well-being for seniors and persons with disabilities, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military personnel and their families. We give volunteers the flexibility to decide who and how frequently they serve and we support volunteers with placement assistance, free supplemental insurance, and other benefits.

Description

RSVP partners with over 80 nonprofits in the six- county metro area, so we can find you an opportunity that matches your skills, interests, and geographic location. We have hundreds of opportunities in areas such as:

At-Home Opportunities

Citizenship--for new Americans

Computers

Companionship Education/Literacy--for children and adults

Driving

Food Shelves

Housing

Mentoring

Independent Living for Seniors

Office Work

Parks

Professional Skills

Phone Work

Skilled Trades

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Community, Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1816 Portland AveMinneapolis,, MN 55404

(44.96456,-93.26801)
 

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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