Housemate Matchmaker

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: HomeShare American River

State: CA

Contact: justin@homeshareamericanriver.org
Justin Ellerby, 5307468681
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THE SERVICE: Launched in June 2021, HomeShare American River is a FREE, nonprofit housemate-matching and -support service that serves to quickly unlock affordability in the housing we already have. Even better, match agreements often include exchanges of lower rent for affordable in-home services for "Hosts" (and thus informal employment for "Guests").

Our service is open to all, from middle-class workers to housing-challenged seniors, students, transition age foster youth, veterans, etc. We help keep local folks local, and also help people afford the homes they recently bought at record prices.

Our service area is anywhere between Nevada City, Elk Grove, West Sacramento, and Placerville.

THE OPPORTUNITY: We use the 40+ year-old "staff-volunteer Matchmaker" model of HomeShare Vermont. Watch this video and/or read here what they say about why and how much they love bringing (and keeping!) matches together as a learning team.


Staff-Volunteer Matchmaker:

Works with other Matchmakers (both staff and volunteers) to interview, screen, assess, and suggest matches among Hosts and Guests.

Uses an online portal/database to perform much of the above.

Conducts home visits as needed to interview clients, negotiate household agreements, help troubleshoot issues, etc.

Interested? Please donメt hesitate to reach out to Justin, HSARメs Executive Director, at justin@homeshareamericanriver.org or
(530) 746-8681

Skill Desired: Public Speaking/Meeting Facilitation

Matching Interests: Indoors, Volunteering from Home, Geared for 50+ volunteers, Handicap accessible, Family friendly, Relevant Experience Appreciated, People with Disabilities, Community, Homeless & Housing, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families, Employment

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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