Volunteer with Us!
The Mad Housers - And You
Volunteer work with the Mad Housers is a uniquely rewarding experience. We go directly to people who are homeless and work with them to address the problem of homelessness at its most fundamental level.
We are a 100%-volunteer organization and there's a lot of work that goes into delivering a hut for a deserving individual. We try to squeeze in all those tasks around our "day jobs", but the more volunteers we have helping, the more folks we can help.
To be sure, you don't have to possess any special skills, knowledge, or experience. All you need is a willingness to help (and to sign our release form).
How Can I Help?
There are many ways that you can get involved. One of the best ways you can help is by checking our calendar for upcoming activities, finding an activity that interests you, RSVP'ing (if requested), and showing up!
If you haven't done so already, join our Yahoo! discussion group by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via this link to our Yahoo! group. We always post timely information there about upcoming activities (e.g., if they need to be canceled due to weather, we're unable to connect with our intended client). You can also browse the list archives on our Yahoo! Groups server.
PS- While we [heart] all of our volunteers, if you have a truck, we [double heart] you!
Sometimes, folks will want to volunteer with us to satisfy some sort of community-service requirement. While that's totally cool with us, please contact us ahead of time to make sure your needs match ours.
If a potential volunteer is under 18 years old, they will need their parent or legal guardian to sign the release form on their behalf. If they're under 16 years of age, their parent or legal guardian must accompany them on volunteer activities. If they're under 14 years of age, unfortunately, they won't be able to volunteer with us. (Yes, we are painfully aware that there are some 13-year-olds who are more mature and responsible than some 60-year-olds, sorry.)