University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Hoarding Task Force Volunteer

30 hours

Supervisor: Jessica Smith
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Volunteers opportunities include: Safety Days  -  these are one or two day events where the person who is hoarding has agreed to have volunteers come in to help them organize their home. A checklist provided by a housing inspector will be the guide used to ensure that the home meets safety requirements. Three foot wide pathways will also be created in the home, so that emergency medical professionals can get in if needed.    Community Outreach - help create and distribute flyers and educational materials, gather community support, work with other agencies on projects Volunteer recruitment - help recruit other volunteers Support Groups - Help organize and run support groups for people who hoard and for family and friends of people who are hoarding. Hoarding Task Force - help with organizational and administrative tasks, gather statistics and community support.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Mission Statement To provide person-centered support to persons who hoard and their family members in Eau Claire County by addressing mental health and public safety risks, connecting people to resources and providing volunteer support to cover gaps in services.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Willingness to learn Tolerance for mental health disorders Empathy and understanding Patience


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Community involvement Social Service Mental Health Service Acts of Kindness


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Assignments will vary Schedule can be fixed or flexible


Additional information (not required).

Answer Contact us if you are interested and we can design a project that fits your interests and schedule!