Hands On Gulf Coast is involved in a wide range of projects requiring various skills. For almost any skill you can offer, we can put you to work.
Although we have set projects, our work changes daily as we try to meet the needs of the community. Often we get calls from other groups asking for volunteers to help with special projects ranging from distributing flyers with information about flood insurance, to helping the Humane Society set up a thrift store.
For most volunteers the work will involve some form of manual labor. If there is work that requires semi-skilled volunteers (basic drywalling, for instance), we will show you how to do it. You just need to want to help and work hard.
For those who wish to make a longer-term contribution, we have an AmeriCorps program that permits a service term of anywhere from one to nine months.
Certain special skills are in very high demand, both in the community and at our base. If you happen to have any of the following skills, please let us know in advance:
- General contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers and HVAC specialists
- Administrators and people organizationally inclined (particularly if you're planning on staying a while)
- Case managers, social workers, and counselors (again, great for someone committing for a longer stint)
- Information technology and public relations
- Medical professionals
Please join us with an open and humble mind. Projects and opportunities change and evolve daily. You will find your niche!