Welcome to Wabash Valley Neighbors Helping Neighbors!
Wabash Valley Neighbors Helping Neighbors (WVNHN) is a United Way of the Wabash Valley initiative to connect and empower people to care for each other by helping with simple projects in their homes and lives.
Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time. Thanks for taking this first step to connect with your neighbors today.
What types of projects can you help with?
Generally speaking, most of the projects posted on this website by neighbors seeking assistance are projects that can be accomplished by individuals, families, or groups, and do not require special tools, advanced skills, or a long time to complete, including:
- Basic home repair and maintenance projects
- Basic yard cleanup, maintenance, and landscaping projects
- Technology or paperwork assistance
- Shopping, errands, or moving assistance
- Words of encouragement
Important Volunteer Guidelines
The following guidelines apply to Wabash Valley Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers:
- Registration & Background Screening -- For the protection of our neighbors and volunteers, all program volunteers must register on the website and complete a background screening. Background screenings through SecureSearch are built into the registration process and are paid for by the volunteer ($17) or by United Way only if your participation is prohibited by the screening cost. Wonder what's being checked? Review WVNHN background screening policy here. A helpful note: Once volunteers begin the background check, they should follow it through to completion. Otherwise, they will not be able to access their draft at a later time.
- Serving in Groups -- To serve as a group, at least one individual must register on the website as a volunteer and complete a background screening. This individual will be the lead volunteer and is agreeing to be responsible for managing the project, ensuring project safety, and collecting and submitting signed waivers from each person participating in the project prior to serving on a project.
- Volunteer Waivers Required for All Volunteers -- All projects have inherent risk. All volunteer activities associated with using this website are considered "at you own risk" for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers who have registered on the website and passed a background screening have also signed a volunteer waiver as part of that process. All other volunteers participating in a project are also required to fill out and sign a waiver prior to serving on a project. Download the volunteer waiver form here.
- Volunteers Under Age 18 (Minors) -- Minors under the age of 18 may participate in age-appropriate projects by serving with a registered volunteer over the age of 18 who is responsible for their safety. Minors must provide a volunteer waiver signed by themselves and a legal guardian before serving on a project.
- Where to Find Volunteer Waivers & Other Resources -- Volunteer waivers for adults and minors are available for download here. Completed waivers can be signed and dropped off at the United Way WVNHN office at 100 South 7th Street in Terre Haute or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s get started!
We hope that we are able to connect you with a neighbor. Whether it's mowing a lawn, helping someone move, or assembling a bookshelf, a helping hand can show people that they are cared for and not alone.
Do you have any questions?
If you have any questions about volunteering with WVNHN, please email us at email@example.com or call 812.235.6287.