Volunteer/Internship Job Descriptions & Application

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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 Herbergers.com and Target.com 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 Herbergers.com and on the graduation registry at Target.com. 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.

Happy Easter from NUMAS Haus!

Easter celebrates resurrection and new life, and that’s what NUMAS Haus wants to offer to homeless single mother families in the New Ulm area. Would you like to help us fill some “Easter baskets” with goodies for these moms and their kids? We aren’t talking about candy – we’re talking about things like shampoo and soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, personal hygiene items and small plush toys that children can keep as comfort items.

We will be assembling welcome kits for NUMAS Haus residents at the New Ulm Home and Health Show on Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 6 pm. Stop by and help us fill a tote with goodies, or even better, bring your donations of shampoos, conditioners, and other items to Christ the King Lutheran Church 1515 N. Garden Street  by THURSDAY, MARCH 31.  Here’s a complete list of the items we need:

Shampoo
Conditioner
bath soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
disposable razors
deodorant
bath toy
plush toy
No tears shampoo
bath sponge or loofah
hairbrush  comb
nail clippers
emery boards
tweezers
Band-Aids
facial tissue
cotton swabs
cotton balls
lip balm
hand/body lotion
dental floss

And while you’re shopping for these smaller items, keep in mind that NUMAS Haus will need a full supply of kitchen, bath, and bedroom supplies very soon. We’ve registered at Herberger’s! Look for gift registry #3914214 on the Herberger’s website and get ready to shop!

NUMAS Update

The walls are up and new windows are being installed this week. The house is taking shape! Now we need to furnish it. The plan is to purchase new bedroom titan furniturefurniture designed specifically for institutional use (college dorms, shelters, etc.).

It will cost about $5,000 for the smallest room, $7,500 for the middle sized room, and $9,000 for the largest room. Would your organization like to “adopt a room” to help cover these costs?

We also need items to outfit the kitchen – everything from pots and pans to forks and spoons. Extra long twin sheet sets for the bunk beds, blankets, mattress pads, pillows, bath towels, washcloths … if a household uses it, we need it. Would you consider hosting a “shower” for NUMAS Haus to provide some of these items? The house should be ready to “move in” by June 1. Help us outfit it well!

If you’re good at making lists and selecting durable goods, maybe you’re the person we need to get NUMAS Haus on the gift registry at local stores. This will help other organizations help NUMAS Haus, by providing precise information about the items that are needed. Send an e-mail to volunteer for this important task, and you could be our next Gift Registry Coordinator, an extremely desirable volunteer position!

VOLUNTEER!

You can help! As the renovation project at NUMAS Haus reaches the halfway mark, we could use a few helping hands to reduce labor costs.

Saturday, March 12 – Clean and prep for painting

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Saturday, March 19 – Painting!

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Go to lotsahelpinghands.org and search for NUMAS Haus to sign up for one or both service opportunities.