Home Repair and Maintenence Corps Chair

Coordinates requests for help from members and friends of QUUF.

Detailed Description: 
The HRMC is a non-professional but often highly talented group of volunteers who wish to be of assistance to members and friends of QUUF needing minor aid in various household tasks because of age, infirmities, or expense. The chair must keep the congregation informed that such help is available but limited to work that does not require a city permit, such as wiring and plumbing. Most important, the chair must keep an active roster of volunteers and field requests for help.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

There is great personal satisfaction in helping others, but often the aid we offer is through an organization and the results are distant and unseen. Members of the HRMC not only see their work’s impact on others’ lives but find that they are helping old friends and making new ones. Often the recipients are older members of our congregation who have simple needs that can be frustrating to them but are within our skillset.

Skills Needed: 

The chair must be a good and empathetic listener to people needing help but reluctant to ask for it. Most important, the chair must determine what jobs the HRMC can and should do. The members of the HRMC need not be skilled, only willing, though it is often surprising (and gratifying) to discover the range of expertise we have in our group.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The present chair, David Rymph, who founded the HRMC, will train and advise his replacement.

Contact Person: 
David Covert
Contact Person Email: 
dcovert@u.washington.edu
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Nils Pedersen
Date Filled: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020