The Family Services Committee is looking for individuals who are detail oriented but also good listeners who relate well with people on a one to one basis. Members of the committee are responsible for screening potential applicants, interviewing families, and verifying qualifying criteria, then making recommendations to the Board for approval for rehab or home ownership. All committee members will make home visits and should feel comfortable serving as a liaison between the families and Habitat for Humanity to ensure that the families understand the program requirements and feel supported and nurtured. Training is provided.
This committee requires volunteers who can develop creative fund raising ideas and help implement them successfully. Individuals who are civically engaged and who are outgoing and well-connected in the business community are ideally suited for this committee. A background in budgeting and finance is very helpful.
Members of this committee will work closely with the Development Committee to help plan and run events, such as the Women’s Build and Fashion Show, 5K Race, Golf Outing and similar events.
Using social media, newsletters, the website, and other means of communication, this committee is responsible for informing people in the community about Habitat’s work in a manner that encourages support. Individuals with good writing, graphic design, photography, video or other communication skills make ideal committee members.
Members of the Construction Committee are responsible for both construction planning and implementation. They recommend policy to the board, oversee the building and renovation process, and work closely with volunteers and homeowners.
This committee reaches out to churches and synagogues to recruit volunteers and raise funds to support Habitat’s projects in Monmouth County. Ideally, this committee would consist of volunteers from many different churches and faith communities, working together to further Habitat’s mission of affordable housing for all.
A Brush with Kindness (AWBK)
The AWBK Committee organizes caring volunteer groups to assist low-income homeowners in maintaining the exterior of their homes and sometimes assisting with minor interior maintenance. This typically includes painting, landscaping, and exterior cleanup.
While every ReStore outlet is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund operations and the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.
Members of this committee work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and support our volunteers, connecting them to appropriate committees, and providing orientation, hospitality and appreciation.