West End Neighborhood House

Harry's Story

Harry Coverdale wanted a better way to support his four children, but didn’t have many options. Although he had worked jobs before, he had never stayed with one employer for very long. Also, due to a prior conviction, he struggled to find work. Mr. Coverdale was desperate to make a positive change when he heard about West End’s Environmental Jobs program. “Although the class was already full, I begged Ms. Marlo [the program’s instructor] to let me in” he said. She did, and in just 5 weeks, Mr. Coverdale had completed 11 state and federal environmental certifications, including OSHA 10 and OSHA 40 – almost universally required for any job in the field.

Within a week of finishing the program, Mr. Coverdale was hired full-time by Astec Environmental. Almost a year later, he is still with the company and couldn’t be happier. “Io, Tom, Jess, Rob, Leon and all of the staff really care and want to give a second chance to people who want to do better for themselves” Mr. Coverdale said. He also commented that if it hadn’t been for Ms. Marlo giving him a chance, and the support of his fiancé, Dongi, pushing him to do better and want more, none of his achievements would have been possible.

Mr. Coverdale credits his job with keeping him out of trouble, as he is constantly working on different projects and has little time to hang out in his old neighborhood. Thanks to his experience in West End’s Environmental Jobs program, his probation officer has approved his move out-of-state (where he has already secured employment) to be closer to his fiancé. Mr. Coverdale was so satisfied by the results of completing West End’s Environmental Jobs program that he referred several of his friends, who also completed the program and are now employed in the field. In fact, he says, everyone in his class who completed the program is now working.

Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

West End is currently accepting applications for the positions of Camp W.E.S.T Learning Center Education SpecialistHousing Case Management Specialist, Community Prevention Coordinator, Youth Track Coach, Childcare Coordinator, Summer Camp Specialist, Bright Spot Farms Program Director, After School Instructor. You are also welcome to fill out and submit an employment application.  Completed employment applications should be submitted to applywestend@westendnh.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

No matter what your age or interests are, West End has the right volunteer opportunity for you. We welcome any time commitment you can make to our organization and its customers. Below is a list of volunteer positions we are consistently filling. If your ideal opportunity is not listed, get creative and contact us with an idea of how you would like to help, or fill out an online volunteer application. (If possible, please use a browser other than Internet Explorer when submitting a volunteer application.)

For more information about volunteering at West End, email: wdavis@westendnh.org