Volunteer (Former Employee), Calexico, CA – July 3, 2014
Pros: free lunches, good breaks
At Neighborhood House i was doing social service. i liked volunteering here because you get to know different kind of people. also you learn to help persons who are in need. here i helped at the Thanksgiving event. i helped to serve food and also helped in the kitchen to warm the food. also i helped to fill in medical forms and other kind of forms that – more... people need help with. the most enjoyable part of being volunteering here was that you get to help people that need help and it feels good to be able to help others. – less
Meal Delivery (Former Employee), Peoria, IL – February 27, 2014
I would arrive at work as soon as school was out, and start by cleaning any tables and seating people that needed seating. I again learned a lot of good customer friendly skills, and how to be patient with people. The co-workers here were great! The management was awesome! The hardest part of the job was dealing with a packed house, and the most enjoyable – more... part was meeting all kinds of new people. – less
Adult ESL Student-Teacher (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – February 22, 2014
Neighborhood House provides the tools needed to move from “survive to thrive,” working to help break the cycle of poverty through four main programs: basic needs, youth leadership, adult and family education, and community building. Participants are immigrants, refugees and long-term residents facing challenging situations. Of the approximately 15,000 – more... people served each year, more than 90% live at or below the poverty level, over 90% are minority, and roughly 75% speak a native language other than English at home. – less
Asst. Teacher (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – September 13, 2013
Pros: diversity, great mangement
Cons: too much work and not enough hours to complete
I loved working at NH. I learned a lot about other cultures. between the families and staff NH has over 100 different spoken languages. The management is great! You could go at anytime and voice your opinion to management and they would listen. I have heard, since I left 3 years ago that almost all of management are new to NH. In my opinion. The best – more... thing about NH is the diversity and the hardest thing is what make this company so unique all the languages. which sometimes makes it hard to communicate. – less
Janitor (Former Employee), 2819 w Richardson pl – September 7, 2013
Pros: breaks after every room.
Cons: getting bored when im done.
I would come in vaccum the computer and library room which were attached together and wipe the areas. Disinfect the roller skates then sweep the skating ring and mopp afterwards. Sweep and mopp the hallways, do the same to classrooms and restrooms along with wiping and cleaning toilets windows and desks. When I had nothing to do I was assigned inventory – more... monitor in which I had to take out a closet filled with toys and miscellaneous items record them, and turn the records in each day. – less
Neighborhood house Babysitter (Current Employee), Louisville, KY – August 11, 2013
Pros: playing with the children
Cons: too many kids talking at once
I would interact with the kids on a daily basis and assist them with washing their hands before I passed out lunch or snack. I learned time mangement, patience and responsibility. My co-workers were friendly for the most part. The hardest part of the job was listening to all the kids needs at once. The most enjoyable part was seeing their smiling faces – more... every day that I worked. – less
Teacher Aide (Former Employee), Peoria, IL – July 8, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: short breaks, always part-time, on call, short hours
At Neighborhood House I had to assist the teachers with the children. I have learned how to take care of 10 children at once and realized I do not want any children soon. I've learned how to deal with different children based on their personality. I learned how to change a diaper in one minute and their clothes in three minutes. My co-workers were nice. – more... It took me two years to get to know them on a personal level. there were problems with one co-worker but we worked it out by working as a team and came up with a plan. The hardest part of the job was watching 20 children and making sure they were not in things they should not be in. The children were everywhere. The most enjoyable part of the job was the smiles that I put on the children's faces every day and the smile they put on my face plus the love that we had for each other. I grew to love and care about every child that came into that building. I was around them more than their own mother was. The smiles and hugs were worth being there. – less
I was the billing/media/marketing specialist. I was in charge of all the billing to the parents and the county. I loved the people I worked for and with but unfortunately I was not getting paid enough for the amount of work I was doing.
Dish Washer.cook (Former Employee), Peoria, IL – November 27, 2012
Pros: serving seniors who would not be able to get their own meals
Cons: no having enough help in kitchen.
My day starts off preparing daycare breakfast, then getting lunch ready for the meals on wheels program, daycare and seniors program for that day and staff. After that is executed I start preparing for the next day menu. then I get daycare snack ready for that day. clean work area. I would write out of the purchase orders every two weeks. when stock – more... comes in I check it in and then put it away. I loved my job there and the other co-workers were like family. I don't find anything that was hard about my job loved it, enjoyed every bit of it. – less