Ark House Volunteers Needed
For over 35 years, Ark House has been serving the housing needs of patients and/or their families while the patient is required to stay in Dallas for ongoing health care. These stays range from seven days to over a year. Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, and home-like environment for convalescence. We currently manage and maintain our apartments with an all-volunteer staff. That’s where “you” come in … keeping Ark House going is a big job, but many hands make for light work. We usually have jobs available with varying levels of commitment. Please consider volunteering with Ark House to help us help others.
As an all-volunteer organization, ARK HOUSE has many needs for those who want to make a difference in our residents’ lives. Below is a list of several opportunities. For more information or questions contact Caren Houston (972-231-6450).
Occupancy Team — The occupancy role serves as the primary interface with the referral sources and potential occupants. Occupancy primarily works with the potential occupants to collect the information required to qualify for an ARK HOUSE apartment. This position can be a individual or couple and is designed to rotate 1 month on with 1 or 2 months off. Some familiarity with Excel and emailing is necessary.
“Spring Cleaning” Team — Ark House has 21 apartments and has about 7 to 10 different occupants per apartment annually. To keep these apartments in the “right” condition to serve our occupants, who are often have limited immunity, we occasionally need to do a “deep clean”. Only expect to do 2 apartments per month. This can occur on any day of the week at any time convenient to the team.
Resident Services Team — After occupants have moved into Ark House, Resident Services serves as the first point of contact for any concerns, questions, or to request a repair.
Fundraising Team — Contacts foundations, hospitals, and other institutions to create awareness of the Ark House mission and seek monetary donations.
Apartment Checker Team — Visits each apartment on a weekly basis to check on residents and the apartment. This is a team position (2 people per team) that rotates every month. 1 month on 2 months off.
Ark House Foundation
The Ark House Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization organized to provide operating funds for Ark House to support low cost housing for those undergoing long-term medical care in Dallas with no local residence. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to extent allowed by tax law. EIN: 75-2738896
P.O. Box 833656
Richardson, TX 75082-3656