"I will not just live my life. I will not just spend
my life. I will invest my life."
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE!
Join us to find out how Habitat for Humanity really works.
If you have an interest in and/or may have knowledge of home construction, this committee might be right for you. This can include surveyors, architects, people who know building codes, carpenters, concrete workers, plumbers, electricians, utility people and building supply people.
FAITH RELATIONS COMMITTEE
This committee is comprised of people who will work to establish strong relationships between Clay County Habitat for Humanity and all the interested churches in the County. These strong relationships are necessary to help us find partner families who need the homes we build, to find more volunteers to help build homes and serve on our committees, and to expand our list of donors who provide the financial support we need to grow our programs.
FAMILY SELECTION COMMITTEE
This committee is made up of people willing to interview and work with families who have made application to be a partner family with Habitat. These people will also check to make certain that the applicant families meet the criteria established by Habitat for homeownership. Working with the Family Selection Committee, you will find certain joy in making what seems an unobtainable dream come true for some of these families!
FAMILY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
People who have good "social/people" skills will work with partner families both before and after construction to be sure that the families know what is required in the area of sweat equity, to provide a record of that time requirement, and to help in the transition to true homeownership. These sponsor/advocate/friends may also help the families in the areas of learning budgeting and home maintenance.
The purpose of the Finance Committee is to work in partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure that the fiscal responsibilities of the affiliate are met and to serve as a good steward of our financial and in-kind gifts. They are responsible for reviewing financial data, collecting information on investment options, and assisting the office staff with advice. Members should have the good working knowledge of financial accounting and management practices.
These committee members are expected to identify and approach potential donors (individual, church, corporate) for either cash or "in-kind" gifts of material, labor, property, or support. This committee also needs people who can develop fundraising material and help with grant writing. You will be surprised to find how eager people are to give when they understand the principles of Habitat!
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
People who can write articles for newsletters, and one or two who would like to work with local media are needed for this committee. Persons interested in volunteering to serve on this committee may also speak to church groups and other groups and organizations about our projects and our mission. People on this committee help the affiliate "get the word out."
SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE
People who are interested in identifying potential sites for construction should consider this committee. This includes working with local government officials on acquiring land and lots for building, water and sewer hookups and working with the construction committee to be sure lots are "buildable" for a house that is suitable for a partner family. Those who like to dabble in real estate would be natural members. Others welcome too!
VOLUNTEER RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The people who serve on this committee help organize and contact other volunteers to set up time and places to work...whether in the office, or on the job site. This group also keeps track of volunteer hours, and sets criteria for volunteer recognition.
If you are interested in serving, please call Carolyn Edwards at 904.282.7590 x203.