How You Can Help

volunteers working on front repair

DONATE

The work of CHS is possible because of the generous support of our community and people like you. We are careful stewards of your donation and of our resources. Ninety cents of every dollar given to CHS goes directly into our programs. CHS creates hands-on volunteer opportunities for businesses, faith organizations, local colleges, civic organizations and community members. We leverage over 9,000 hours of volunteer labor annually, stretching our impact and your donation. We also use local and minority subcontractors on repairs that require a licensed professional, keeping these funds in the community. CHS is mindful of our physical resources, accepting gift-in-kind donated materials that we store in our 3,500 square foot warehouse. Everything from shingles, flooring, paint, and plumbing fixtures to tools are reused and repurposed from job-to-job, eliminating waste and decreasing overhead.

Ambassadors Breakfast

Every year, CHS holds a breakfast to celebrate our work and the community that comes together to make it happen. Our Ambassadors Breakfast is a unique moment, where homeowners, volunteers, CHS Staff and Board members, and community supporters all come together to celebrate work well done, and look forward to what is to come! Watch this video from our 2018 Ambassadors Breakfast to learn more about our work in Guilford County to make homes warmer, drier and safer. 

2018 Wish List

Miscellaneous

10 Oil-filled Radiant Space Heaters
Pickup Truck or Work Van
Gift Cards to Home Depot, Lowes, or Office Depot

New Office Needs

8 – 10 ft. Conference Room Table and 10 Chairs
Office Chairs
Office Desk
Utility table for Workroom
Desktop Laser Printer
Coffee Maker
Carpet Chair Mats

Construction Needs

Utility Knives
Paint Brushes
Tape Measurers
Speed Squares
Pancake Compressor
Heavy Duty Circular Saw
Heavy Duty Wheelbarrow
Paper Tape Framing Gun
Oscillating Tool
Tarps
Makita or Milwaukee 18 Volt Batteries

VOLUNTEER

Community Housing Solutions is a small, local nonprofit organization that is making homes warmer, drier, and safer for our neighbors. Our skilled staff repairs homes for those who cannot afford to do so alone, preserving home ownership and helping families stay in their homes. Volunteers support our mission by working alongside our construction team to perform necessary repairs in Guilford County family homes.

Each volunteer must complete a volunteer waiver form once a year. Click here to fill out this form and submit online.

Common repairs for volunteer opportunities:

Installing grab bars and other safety features for people who are elderly or disabled.

Bathroom & kitchen repairs.

Repairing water damaged floors and installing new flooring.

Building wheel chair ramps and other accessibility modifications. Installing locks, weatherizing and repairing windows and doors.

Repairing exterior damage and painting homes.

Repairing or replacing roofs.

Join our Weekday Crew!

Come once or come regularly. Volunteers work alongside our skilled Construction Staff on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sometimes it’s a simple fix (installing grab bars for an elderly resident), sometimes it’s a big job (tearing out and rebuilding soft, unsound flooring). The more help we get, the more work we can do! Volunteers are needed every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, full and half days. Individual volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Bring a Group

CHS welcomes volunteer groups. Repairing homes - hands-on work - not only benefits homeowners, but provides excellent team-building opportunities. Faith community, corporate and civic groups join us for larger jobs, including demolition, major repairs, building accessibility ramps, roofing, and more. Group volunteer opportunities are available weekdays and Saturdays and for our neighborhood and community events (with a clickable link to the neighborhood and community events on the What we do page) Group participants must be 14 and older. CHS provides gloves, safety gear and tools, but bringing additional tools is always appreciated.

Corporate Service

CHS has a long history of working with local businesses as they give back to the community. Corporate days of service can be arranged weekdays and Saturdays throughout the year and are often assigned to our larger projects and rehab homes. Local businesses are encouraged to get involved in our annual repair blitzes including Paint the Town and through sponsorship of specific home repair projects.

For more information on volunteering, contact Melinda Billings at mbillings@chshousing.org.

For more information on volunteering

Contact Melinda Billings at mbillings@chshousing.org.