Community Haven House

Community Haven House is a safe and welcoming place for Eau Claire's unhoused population to find relief from harsh outdoor conditions at times when other facilities aren't available. A small staff oversees operations and coordinates with volunteers and donors to provide services for our neighbors most in need.

In addition to offering a respite from the weather, Community Haven House provides access to food-share services, workforce resources, training and harm reduction tools, and some hygienic upkeep.

Tasks that volunteers may help with include:

Light cleaning: Vacuuming, taking out trash, spot cleaning spaces including bathrooms and eating areas.

Safety: Monitor areas and checking in/out guests belongings.

Stocking/Service: Refilling toilet paper, coffee, helping serve a meal.

Companionship: Some guests may want conversation, someone to play a game with, or someone to color or draw next to.

Recruiting: Adults
Desired Age Range: 18+
Physical Restrictions or Requirements: No
Length of Volunteer Opportunities: Ongoing
Volunteer Schedule: Weekdays, Weekends, Daytimes
Estimated Hours Per Week: Each shift is 2 hours, and volunteers are welcome to take as many as they'd like.
Required Orientation and/or Training: Yes, system is very simple and only requires approximately 10 minutes of training. This takes place during the shift.
Required Experience and/or Skills: No