Greene County Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Every task performed by a volunteer saves us money and makes more funds available for home construction and homeowner support.
When you think about volunteering for Habitat, helping to build a house probably comes to mind. We certainly have lots of opportunities for construction volunteers, because volunteers are involved in almost all phases of construction. We need both individuals with construction skills and those willing to help with tasks requiring little construction ability. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership. If you would like to sign up for the Construction email updates, click here.
But what if, for whatever reason, you cannot or prefer not to perform the somewhat physically-demanding work involved in construction but want to help Habitat. Besides Construction, there are many other opportunities to volunteer.
The operation of the ReStore, one of our largest sources of funds, requires many hands, and the more volunteers who lend us a hand, the greater the profits available to be used for our programs. We use volunteers to pick up donated merchandise and other volunteers to prepare and place that merchandise in the store. We also need volunteers to work in the store as showroom sales personnel and cashiers to assist our customers in making their purchases. Store volunteers typically work about four hours per week.
Like ReStore volunteers, volunteers who help out in the office save us money that can be used for our programs. Anyone with modest clerical, administrative, or computer skills can assist us with routine tasks and/or with periodic projects, like occasional mass mailings. We have opportunities for volunteers who want to work a few hours each week and others who are willing to be “on call” for our occasional peak needs.
Resource Development – Fund Raising
Obviously, building homes and working with our homeowners requires resources. Funds are also need to administer the affiliate. Our Resource Development Committee consists of volunteers who plan, organize, and carry out fund-raising efforts, including direct mail appeals, special events, and direct contact with potential donors.
We also have opportunities for volunteers to get involved and help with the following Operating Committees:
- Public Relations
- Church Relations
- Family Selection
- Family Partnering