Do neighbourhood houses have paid staff or is it all volunteer based? At the very least, each neighbourhood house employs a Manager/Coordinator who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the house. Depending on the size of the organisation, the paid workforce of a single neighbourhood house could vary from one to dozens! The neighbourhood house sector employs over 5,000 people across the state. Volunteers play a massive role however. Without them, many services and activities simply wouldn't occur.