Volunteer Opportunities | CASA | Homelessness Nonprofit in the NC Triangle
Help End Homelessness by Volunteering with CASA
CASA appreciates the generosity of volunteer assistance in a variety of ways. Volunteer assistance helps keep costs down, which supports our mission to create affordable housing opportunities for our residents. There are a number of ways to volunteer; helping in our Raleigh, NC office, grounds keeping at our properties in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties, and providing practical special touches for our tenants on lease-signing day and after they move in.
The solution to homelessness is housing. Here are some ways volunteers can be part of the solution.
Office volunteers assist with an array of administrative tasks, including: collating mailings, pulling keys for vendors, filing, data entry on spreadsheets, labeling, and a variety of other tasks. Volunteers work in CASA’s office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There are two shifts on each of those days: 11am – 2pm and 2pm – 5 pm.
Property Maintenance and Landscaping
Grounds maintenance is an expensive endeavor. CASA contracts with a grounds keeping company for routine maintenance, but for special projects we rely on volunteers. They keep our apartments looking their best by taking on clean-ups and plantings. We schedule Friday and Saturday dates throughout the spring and fall for these group projects. These seasonal tasks include:
- Raking and grounds cleanup
- Mulching or river rock replacement
- Sign maintenance
- Drive or walkway refurbishing
- Spring and fall seasonal plantings
- Power washing and painting
Volunteer organizations may also adopt properties, scheduling quarterly or monthly visits to pick up trash, rake, or do a general sprucing up.
Throughout the year CASA schedules fundraising and other agency events. Volunteers provide the extra hands needed to help with set-up, clean-up, and parking.
Welcome Home and Gift Baskets
Every time a new tenant moves into a CASA apartment, they receive a Welcome Home basket** containing simple essentials to help make moving easier. Volunteer groups can also create specialty gift baskets, like a Pasta Basket or a Cookie Basket, which are delivered to our tenants as a special surprise. Individual and group volunteers donate the items and assemble the baskets. Sometimes our youngest volunteers make colorful cards to go with the baskets. These extra touches for our residents are always welcomed and appreciated, a bright spot in a tenant’s day.
**Due to overwhelming response, the Welcome Home baskets are in full supply for the year, but we welcome the Gift Baskets which are an unexpected surprise for our residents. Check out some ideas for Tenant Gift Baskets here.
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