Habitat for Humanity Needs You
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Board of Trustees
Board of Trustee members attend meetings every other month, provide fiscal oversight; and help to plan and implement the affiliate’s strategic plan. There are 15 seats on the Board of Trustees. Trustees can serve two, three-year terms. Before becoming a board of trustee member, we ask you to volunteer a minimum of 6 months on a committee (committees are listed below).
Let us know you are interested in serving in this capacity by filling out the Online Volunteer Form.
Church and Faith Relations
Increase awareness of the many ways Habitat can partner with churches and faith organizations to help individuals and families in your neighborhood. Help maintain relationships with churches who already support Habitat’s mission. Identify faith organizations with whom we share interest and work around affordable housing. Engage new partners by visiting and making presentations to these various groups.
To serve on the Church and Faith Relations Committee, simply fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
Events and Special Projects
Event and special project volunteers help to plan and participate in fundraisers, other reoccurring events and administrative tasks like data entry, copying, mailing, etc. Volunteers will help to identify and approach potential donors (individuals, churches, and businesses) for either a financial donation or “in-kind” gifts of material, labor, and/or property. Develop fundraising material and help with grant writing. You will be surprised to find that people are willing to give when they understand the principles of Habitat!
To help on the Fundraising Committee, fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
People who have an interest in and may have knowledge of various aspects of home construction will enjoy this committee work. Committee members include surveyors; architects; people who know building codes; carpenters; concrete or masonary workers; plumbers; electricians; and individuals from the utility and building supply industry. There is a lot to know about building houses. If you have any knowledge at all, or if you would like some on-the-job training please join us!
To register for the Construction Committee, please complete the Online Volunteer Form.
Individuals who enjoy writing and speaking publicly will enjoy being a part of this committee. One or two who like to work with the local media are needed, and individuals who want to write newsletters, articles, or letters to the editor. Persons interested in volunteering to serve on this committee may be asked to do speaking engagements to church groups, youth groups, community groups and organizations about Habitat’s past and future projects, as well as, our mission. People on this committee help the affiliate “get the word out.”Family Selection
To join the Public Relations Committee, fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
This committee meets to review applications from individuals or families who have made application to be a partner family with Habitat. The goal is to determine if the applicant is the right fit for the program. Have they demonstrated a housing need? Are they within the income guidelines? Working with the Family Support Committee, you will find certain joy in making what seems an unobtainable dream come true for some of these families!
Interested in participating on the Family Selection Committee? Simply fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
Individuals on this committee will research and assess requests to donate land to Habitat. Committee members will determine if lots are buildable and suitable for carrying out our mission. This committee may work with lenders, property owners, and local government officials on acquiring land and lots for building or insuring there is ample water and sewer connections available.
If you like to dabble in real estate, this is a natural fit for you. Please fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
Individuals with good “social/people” skills will work with partner families before, during, and after construction to be sure that the soon to be homeowner is meeting the sweat equity requirements, attending financial classes, maintaining a budget, saving for closing costs, and will help in the transition of true homeownership.
Interested in supporting our new homeowner partners? Simply fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
Individuals who serve on this committee help organize other volunteers by assigning places to work, providing orientation and on-going training. Committee members keep track of volunteer hours, sets criteria for volunteer recognition, and plans volunteer events.
If you are organized, like people, and know how to show others appreciation we need you! To volunteer on this committee, please fill out the Online Volunteer Form.
For more information call 440.984.3343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org