Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Site Surveyors: Making the first face-to-face contact through visiting the site to assess the needs, material and labor required, urgency, and homeowner’s qualification.
Project Leaders: Coordinating and leading the project. The project leader oversees the project and instructs volunteers.
Site Volunteer Coordinator: Help organize volunteers at a project site by welcoming volunteers, chatting with the homeowners, assisting the project leader and prepare a volunteer data sheet for the project.
PR Ambassadors: Seeking personable people who are willing to help us reach out in the community to increase our volunteer base, provide points of contact, and network with businesses.
Town/Building Dept. Liaisons: Keeping the towns of South County up-to-date on our activities, learning about town building and zoning laws, and assisting project leaders obtain the required town permits.
Event Planners: If your planning is better than your plumbing, never fear, we need event planners and organizers as well!
Site Volunteers: Want to use a hammer? Prune some bushes? How about get down and dirty by digging footings for a new handicapped ramp? Sign up as a volunteer, and we promise to put you in the middle of it all.
Roofers: The sky’s the limit! Join our project leaders under the sun to ensure a family has a good roof over their heads.
Tilers: Get in on the ground level to help ensure a family’s housing needs are met by tiling a kitchen or bathroom.
Painters: Gather with volunteers to brighten up a home, inside or outside, with a new coat of paint.
Contractors: Certified contractors are occasionally required for projects. We are looking for contractors who would be willing to participate in one project, donating their labor and knowledge, once a year or more.
Electricians: Certified electricians are occasionally required for projects. We are looking for electricians who would be willing to participate in one project, donating their labor and knowledge, once a year or more.
Plumbers: Certified plumbers are occasionally required for projects. We are looking for plumbers who would be willing to participate in one project, donating their labor and knowledge, once a year or more.
Excavators: Certified excavator operators are occasionally required for projects. We are looking for operators who would be willing to participate in one project, donating their labor and knowledge, once a year or more.
Gratitude Group/ Thank You Team: Penmanship is not a lost art! We need you to help write notes of gratitude and appreciation.
Bakers: Mouth-watering goodies are fuel to keep our volunteers working through the project. Lend a hand in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Lunch Providers: Grab some apples, a few granola bars, and some iced tea to refresh and rejuvenate project volunteers as they work through the day.
Grant Writers: The pen is as mighty as a saw! Help NHNRI by researching, writing, and following up on potential grants to help us continue to keep South County families in their homes.
Booth Volunteers: Can you spare an hour or two to share information with prospective homeowners and volunteers about NHNRI? We have a few opportunities for you! Sit at the booth at the Washington County Fair or the Charlestown Seafood Festival, among others!
Fundraisers: Without the funds to purchase materials and pull permits, NHNRI could not get too far. Help us by joining the fundraising committee! Previous fundraising experience is a plus. Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged!
Testimonial of Volunteer Emma Shi:
"In college, when my friends were dreaming of drastically changing the world, I was dreaming of changing my world. At first glance, that may seem selfish, but I believe that in taking action in my community, over things that I can directly influence and improve, I am helping others improve themselves and their communities. When I found NHNRI, I knew immediately that this was the organization that would allow me to use the skills I had to give back to my community, to help change my world and the world of my neighbors, one neighbor at a time. Each project NHNRI and its volunteers completes changes the world for a person or family. I would love it if you came to help NHNRI change the world for one of your neighbors."
Testimonial of Pastor Lisa Stoen Hazelwood:
"The St. Andrew community has been devoted to hands-on service to our neighbors for years. We have a food pantry and a personal needs closet; we serve a monthly community dinner and so much more. But as we began to put our faith into action by offering no-cost home repairs to low-income neighbors, we began to really get to know people and develop longer-term relationships with folks. We feel we are having a more significant impact on our neighbors’ lives and well being. We have also been overwhelmed at the desire of others to become partners in this work, offering both volunteer hours and resources. Neighbors Helping Neighbors RI helps neighbors in need, for sure, but it also helps those of us with time and resources to share. It helps us look beyond ourselves and serve others. It helps us be better people."