If you share our passion for helping to ensure that every person in our community has a safe place to call home, we have several opportunities for you! Whether you are interested in volunteering, attending an event, collecting donation items, sponsoring a family, or employment - Anawim Housing has something for everyone.
There are several ways you or a group can volunteer your time with Anawim Housing.
Click to fill out our general volunteer interest form and we will be in touch with you about future opportunities that align with your interests.
Some examples of ongoing volunteer opportunities:
When specific volunteer opportunities arise, they will be posted here with a link to contact us if you are interested. In the meantime, please fill out our general volunteer interest form and we will be in touch! If you have any questions about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate your volunteer requests, we may not always be able to fill these requests based on weather, specific procedures we have in place, or logistics. We will communicate any changes to volunteer opportunities with you.
Mark your calendars and RSVP here for the following upcoming 2020 Anawim Housing events:
We are always accepting new or gently used household item donations. These items will be gifted to tenants moving into Anawim Housing that have very little or are coming from homelessness.
Items can be dropped off to the main Anawim office at: 1535 Linden Street, Suite 100B, Des Moines, IA 50309. Please contact our main office with any questions about donations. Anawim office phone number: 515-244-8308.
Click to view our Target Gift Registry that we update regularly for your convenience. You can purchase items we need most and have them shipped directly to us!
A list of general items we are always in need of:
Anawim Housing is passionate about affordable housing and working together to end homelessness. We have skilled staff who are able to come to your place of worship, neighborhood association, or community group to offer presentations, sermons, and educational opportunities.
TEACHING | Educational opportunities to help your group understand homelessness and the solutions needed to keep individuals and families in our community stably housed. Our time with you can include videos, PowerPoint presentations, activities, and discussion suited to your contexts.
PREACHING | Sermons and homilies that connect issues of affordable housing and homelessness to your faith tradition.
PRESENTATIONS | Learn more about an area of our expertise with a presentation or workshop offered by a trained Anawim Housing staff member. Our expertise includes Housing First, harm reduction, property development, and more. Our staff holds the following certifications: Offender Workforce Development Specialist, International Alcohol and Drug Counselor, SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recover (SOAR), and Certified Prevention Specialist.
Contact Cynthia Latcham at email@example.com, or call our main office at 515-244-8308 to let us know your needs for an Anawim Housing speaker.
Please contact Erin Larson, Anawim Administrative Assistant, if you, your company, or group are interested in learning more about sponsoring an Anawim family this holiday season and helping make their holiday a very special one to remember. Erin Larson: 515-244-8308, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our current listings here