Houser-Metzger Volunteer Opportunities

 

Please give Alicia a heads up if you plan to give us a hand at alicia@ic-fhp.org.  Please also wear close-toed shoes and bring any other safety equipment you desire.  We always have gloves, lead safe respirators, safety glasses, and ear plugs at the house.   Times are subject to change, so please keep an eye on the website.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, July 26

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Fix Plaster Cracks

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Wednesday, July 26

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Fix Plaster Cracks

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

• Repair Porch Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Thursday, July 27

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Repair Porch Floor

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Fix Plaster Cracks

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Friday, July 28

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Fix Plaster Cracks

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

• Sand front Porch

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

 

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

• Clean and Prime Front Porch

• Pull Weeds

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Sunday, July 30

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Kitchen Ceiling

• Paint Removal From Floor

• Paint Porch Coat 1

• Pull Weeds

• Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Wednesday August 2

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead board

• Paint Removal From Floor

• Paint Porch Coat 2

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

 

Date: Thursday, August 3

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Paint Removal from Floor

• Paint Porch Coat 3

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Tuesday, August 8

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Paint Removal from Floor

• Re-prime Back Porch Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Wednesday, August 9 (with medical student volunteers)

Time: 10am-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Paint Removal from Floor

• Back Porch Coat 1 (after med students leave)

• Clean on top of bookshelves in Back Parlor

• Clean all Walls

• Sand down plaster repairs

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Saturday, August 12

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Paint Removal from Floor

• Weed

• Clean on top of bookshelves in Back Parlor

Staff Lead Jessica – Jessica@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Sunday, August 13

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Paint Removal from Floor

• Weed

Staff Lead Jessica – Jessica@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Wednesday, August 16

Time: 1-5:30 pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Back Porch Coat 2

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Thursday, August 17

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Back Porch Coat 3

• Strip Beadboard

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Beadboard

• Weed

Staff Lead Jessica – Jessica@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Sunday, August 20

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Strip Bead Board

• Weed

Staff Lead Jessica – Jessica@ic-fhp.org

 

Week 6

Date: Wednesday, August 23

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Repair Upstairs Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Thursday, August 24

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Repair Upstairs Floor

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Friday, August 25

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Repair Upstairs Floor

• Volunteer at Garage Sale 12-4pm

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Saturday, August 26

Time: 11am-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Repair Upstairs Floor

• Weed

• Volunteer at Garage Sale 10-5pm

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Sunday, August 27

Time: 11-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Repair Upstairs Floor

• Weed

Volunteer at Garage Sale 1-4 pm

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Wednesday, August 30

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Upstairs Poly Coat 1

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Thursday, August 31

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Removing Exterior Paint

• Upstairs Poly Coat 2

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Friday, September 1

Time: 1-7pm

Tasks Available:

• Window Repair

• Upstairs Poly Coat 3

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 1-5pm

Tasks Available:

• Window Repair

• Priming Outside

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

Date: Sunday, September 3

Time: 1-4

Tasks Available:

• Window Repair

• Priming/Painting Outside

Staff Lead: Alicia – alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

 

 

Because Volunteers are AWESOME!

 

At the heart of our operation is the volunteers!  We want to thank volunteers by not only having a good time, but by educating those that help us in our mission.  Scroll down along side the volunteer opportunities to see what else might he going on to celebrate our volunteers at the Houser-Metzger House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 2pm

Event: Learn how to use a Speed Heater!  Use the $600 tool that is one of the only guaranteed safe methods for paint removal!

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Sunday, July 30

Time: 1pm

Event:  Pot Luck!  Come join FHP and start the day with an amazing late lunch.  Members, staff, and board will be bringing their own specialties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday,  August  9

Time: TBD

Event:  Pizza Party!   Come and volunteer with the Medical Students on July 22nd!  Meet future medical professionals and fill you belly  Pizza, snacks, and beverages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, August 16

Time: 5:30 - 7pm

Event:  Ice Cream Social - Come meet the board of Friends of Historic Preservation before their monthly board meeting at 7pm.  Please let Alicia know if your dietary preferences are non-dairy.

 

 

Date: Thursday, August 17

Time: 5:30pm

Event:  Learn how to use Soy Gel, the paint stripper made from 100% Soy Beans.  Removes a number of products and safe for the environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, August 26

Time: 5pm

Event:  Pizza Party!   Come and volunteer on July 22nd and

we will make sure you go home with a full belly!   Pizza, snacks, and beverage will be made available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 2:30pm

Event: Learn how to remove and glaze a window.

 

 

 

Date: Sunday, September 3

Time: 4:30pm

Event: LABOR DAY PARTY - To thank our volunteers for their help over the summer we will be having a BBQ and House Tour!  Come hang out with the your fellow volunteers and party like it is 1893 - just dress like it is 2017 or you will be very HOT!  Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.  Those with dietary restrictions please let Alicia know.  We will make sure there are appropriate options for you!

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

 

P.O. Box 2001

Iowa City, IA 52244

 

Phone: 319-351-1875

Email: alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

SALVAGE BARN HOURS

(Temporary)

Friday and Saturday     9-5

Sun -  By Appointment