Application for Volunteer/Intern Position

Would you like to spend a few hours each month making a difference in the lives of single moms and their children? Download and complete the volunteer-internship-application and return it to Patty Paulson, shelter coordinator [patty(at)numashaus(dot)org] and she will contact you to arrange training! Call her at 507-359-2202 if you have questions or need more information. Please read the complete Volunteer Job Description before you submit your application. Thank you for serving!

Opening August 22!

Two years of inspiration, planning, work, generosity and faith become Love’s welcome made real on August 22, 2016, as NUMAS Haus opens its door, rooms and heart to three families in need of safe, reliable housing. Thank you donors, volunteers, and supporters who have made this day possible.

As the hymn says so beautifully, ’Tis grace hath brought [us] safe thus far, And grace will lead [us] home.  In our world Divine Grace becomes manifest through human action. In the days and weeks and months to come, more than ever before, we need you to shower NUMAS Haus with abundant Grace–financial donations (sent to PO Box 291 New Ulm, MN 56073), material donations (contact Shelter Coordinator Patty Paulson ( to find out what we need and what we cannot accept, and volunteer contributions (Volunteer/Internship Job Descriptions & Application.

We welcome contributions of any size, at any time or interval. On-going, larger contributions enable us to concentrate our efforts on welcoming and serving our resident families. If your service club, employer, faith community, or family foundation provides matching grants or allows donor-directed contributions, please be in touch with NUMAS Haus board president JoAnne Taylor ( to discuss a gift for NUMAS Haus. If you love to fund-raise and are eager to head up a fund-raising event for NUMAS Haus, please be in touch with board vice-president Lisa Doege (

Abundant blessing are about to unfold for NUMAS Haus’s first families. Please continue to hold NUMAS Haus in your prayers, along with its residents, volunteers, staff and board.


House Blessing This Sunday

Join pastors from the New Ulm Ministerial Association at 4 PM this Sunday, August 14th, as they consecrate each room of NUMAS Haus in prayer. This brief service will seek God’s blessing for the house that will soon open its doors to homeless single mother families. This is the last time NUMAS Haus will be open to the public before it begins accepting client families into its program. Come add your own prayers to those spoken by the pastors, and rejoice with us that this God-sized vision is now a God-sized reality!

NUMAS Haus is located at 616 Center Street in New Ulm. Parking is available next door at First United Methodist Church, or in the Public Library lot.

Volunteer/Internship Job Descriptions & Application


NUMAS Haus provides safe and temporary housing for homeless women and their children under the age of thirteen. The program develops and provides internal and external resources in support of residents’ long term stability work as well as housing counseling to residents and nonresidents.

Volunteers and Intern Job Descriptions

Staffing at NUMAS Haus – There are a variety of shifts available to work at NUMAS Haus. These shifts consist of day shifts (8am to 4pm); evening shift (4pm to 10pm); sleeping overnight shifts (10pmto 8am) and all three shifts during weekends and holidays. Assist the Shelter Coordinator with daily management and supervision of NUMAS Haus and the residents of the program.

Some examples of tasks to do during a shift would be: provide the resident and children with a good role model, minor cleaning and upkeep of the residence, clerical projects, teaching the resident and children skills such as; independent life skills, employment and interviewing skills, childcare and parenting skills, financial and budgeting skills, and hobbies and art skills, helping the children with homework and being a mentor to the mothers. Other tasks include: work with the residents on programming needs as scheduled, make sure residents and children are in a safe environment, provide residents with examples of good decision making skills, contacting the shelter coordinator in response to emergencies and resident problems and issues, facilitate and document program progress through program notes, protect confidentiality of residents, and other miscellaneous tasks as determined and assigned by the Shelter Coordinator.

Intern Only Job Descriptions

Counseling – Provide counseling services to the residents and children at NUMAS Haus. To assist in any areas of counseling, the volunteer or intern must already be currently licensed in the area of counseling that they are doing or must be working toward their license in the area of counseling that is occurring with the resident or children. A current copy of the license needs to be provided to the Shelter Coordinator or an agreement for internship in the area of counseling must be in place before any counseling occurs.

Assisting with Case Management of Residents – Assist the Shelter Coordinator with case management of all of the residents of NUMAS Haus. This position includes but is not limited to the following tasks: writing programing notes, intake and move-out of residents, coordinating services with community service providers, coordinating programming, education, and training needs for residents, assisting the residents in completing agreed upon goals, tasks, and objectives, assisting the resident in locating permanent housing, and other tasks as determined and assigned by the Shelter Coordinator. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services to the residents.

Grant Writing – Assist the Shelter Coordinator and the NUMAS Haus board with writing and applying for a variety of different grants to help ensure the financial stability of NUMAS Haus. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services

Grant Administration – Assist the Shelter Coordinator and the NUMAS Haus Board with the administration of a variety of different grants to help ensure the financial stability of NUMAS Haus and meet all of the grants that are currently in place. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services

Other Volunteer and Intern requirements

Character: All volunteers and Interns will uphold and support the mission of NUMAS Haus through behavior that is consistent with the highest moral, ethical, and legal standards.

Confidentiality: All volunteers and Interns will uphold and protect the confidentiality of the residents of NUMAS Haus and their children. They will also sign a confidentiality agreement stating that if confidentiality is broken for any reason will be grounds for immediate dismissal.

Physical Effort: All volunteer and Intern positions may require moderate physical exertion. They may be required to physically inspect sleeping areas, moving of furniture and appliances, some cleaning and also may be required to use a step ladder or climb stairs.

Working Conditions: There is a possibility of exposure to dust and cleaning supplies. There is also a possibility of intimidating or potentially violent behaviors of residents and/or prospective residents. The risk of blood borne pathogens exposure is moderate.

Training: All volunteers and Interns will be required to complete training based on licensure requirements or requirements of NUMAS Haus.

Ready to make a difference in the lives of single mothers and their children? Download the volunteer-internship-application here!

Open House for NUMAS Haus!

The NUMAS Haus Board of Directors
is pleased to invite you to an
Open House
Saturday, June 18, 201
9 AM to noon
606 Center Street • New Ulm, MN

–– 9:00 AM Ribbon-Cutting with New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman
— Meet Patty Paulson, Shelter Coordinator
— Tours will be offered throughout the morning
— House-warming gifts are gratefully accepted!

NUMAS Haus is registered at and if you need housewarming gift ideas (we need things like sheets, towels, dishes, pots and pans, etc.) We also need cleaning supplies and feminine hygiene products (we have plenty of shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste, etc.!).

See you on the 18th!

Mid-May Update

It’s been a busy month around NUMAS Haus!

Comcast Cares Day on April 30 helped kick off the month with a fabulous crew working in and around NUMAS Haus – landscaping, putting together a picnic table and some porch furniture, painting, cleaning… four hours flew by!

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Then it was on to the Goosetown Roller Girls opening bout, where NUMAS Haus was their featured charity for the evening!

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Meanwhile, back at the house, volunteers from various churches continued to paint… and paint …. and paint … the Lions Club even joined in, taking care of the radiators with a sprayer (but they didn’t want anyone taking their pictures)!

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Then the Rotary Club showed up, with new appliances for the kitchen and laundry area!

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Now the painting is complete, and the plumbing is pretty much done.

2016-05-10 11.15.14 The new boiler will go in soon, and the radiators will be reconnected. Air conditioning units, carpet, and new furniture are next on the list. We are shooting for a June 18 Open House and ribbon-cutting. so mark your calendar now to get a tour of NUMAS Haus before it begins accepting clients!

Keep praying for the homeless single mothers who need shelter now, and have nowhere to go. If you’d like to purchase items for the house, NUMAS Haus is on the bridal registry at and on the graduation registry at Items you purchase can be dropped off at First United Methodist Church 9 AM-1 PM Tuesday-Friday, or bring them to the Open House on June 18! Tax-deductible cash donations can be sent to PO Box 291, New Ulm, MN 56073. Help us give families a future!

Comcast Cares on April 30, 2016!

NUMAS Haus is delighted to be chosen by Comcast in the Community for Comcast Cares Day on April 30! You can sign up here to register (and get a T-shirt!), then plan to join the crew that starts working at 8 AM on April 30th, as we put some finishing touches on the renovated house at 606 Center Street! Donuts and muffins will be available in the morning, but if you aren’t an early bird, we can still use your help throughout the morning. The fun ends at noon!

Volunteers will support New Ulm’s first homeless shelter by cleaning and painting in the house. Also assembling outdoor furniture, general landscaping and repairing a picnic table.  We hope you will join us!

April Showers Make NUMAS Haus a Home

We’re excitedly preparing for a June move-in day for NUMAS Haus’s first fathis one2016-03-19 11.21.56milies. We’ll have a housewarming event as that date approaches but you can start showering this endeavor with blessings now.

NUMAS Haus is registered at Herberger’s and Target. At Herberger’s look under NUMAS Haus or Haus NUMAS on the Wedding Registry. At Target look under NUMAS Haus on the College Registry.

Gifts may be delivered (or sent) to NUMAS Haus, in care of First United Methodist Church at 1 North Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073.

We’ll set up a registry at Walmart soon.

Shopping with a Purpose can be fun:

  • Have a Shelter Shower with your book club, women’s association, or youth group. We’ll provide a board member to talk about NUMAS Haus if you’d like.
  • Use your Herberger’s coupons! Earn more Herberger’s coupons! Get more for your money and we’ll never know!
  • Gift cards will allow us to fill in the gaps.