Meet Lorraine, Volunteer Extraordinaire
"I love volunteering at Kathy's House. I enjoy everything I do there, especially helping people who are going through a tough time. That's everyone at Kathy's House.
"The staff at Kathy's House are wonderful people. They make me feel like an equal. We work really hard, laugh and cry sometimes too when a guest receives bad news. When we are faced with something unexpected, we all brainstorm and come up with great solutions. Volunteers are very welcome and appreciated at Kathy's House. I am constantly learning.
"I do a lot of office work but really I've done many things: cooked, cleaned, talked to and helped guests. I don't think there is anything I haven't done!
"If you are thinking about volunteering at Kathy's House, I would highly recommend it! I now have my family and friends volunteering here. When they hear how much it means to me, they get involved."
While guests care for their living areas, there are still many responsibilities to maintain the building and services. Therefore, the facilities depend on community volunteers to assist Kathy’s House in being successful in its mission to provide a comfortable, supportive environment.
Some volunteers live on site and provide around the clock on-call house management services. However, hours scheduled are flexible to meet each volunteer’s needs.
Volunteer opportunities range from preparing a meal for House guests, to assisting in the office a few hours each week, to devoting an afternoon to landscaping or painting. Here are a few of the activities volunteers can help out with:
- Preparing nourishing meals for guests
- Ensuring a healthy environment for guests by deep cleaning
- Assisting with our annual Gala (Spring) and Golf Outing (Fall)
- Assisting in the office and interacting with guests
- Watering the flowers
- Weeding the flower beds
- Organizing guest linens
- Special projects as determined
To request to schedule an interview to discuss volunteer opportunities, please call Marie Grevsmuehl at 414-453-8290 or fill out this volunteer sign up form.