Volunteering on a Committee

 

The Public Relations Committee – accepting new applicants starting January 2018

The PR Committee is a team of creative, talented, and dedicated professionals who execute projects that strengthen Habitat’s relationship with constituents and increase visibility in the community. Through photo, video, print, social media and the web, PR Committee Members bring Habitat stories to life! Previous projects have included:

  • Annual reports
  • Press releases
  • Promotional materials (clothing, window-clings, and other “swag”)
  • Program pamphlets, posters, and videos
  • Truck and vehicle wraps
  • Online communications.

The PR Committee meets monthly.

Habitat PR seeks individuals with diverse experience and interests related to: writing, editing, graphic design, media and public relations, photography, video, and strategic communications.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere), Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office Suit is a plus.

Questions? Contact Allison Hess at 812-331-4069 or hess@monroecountyhabitat.org

 

The Family Selection Committee – accepting new applicants

The Family Selection Committee evaluates potential homeowner applications based on Habitat’s three basic criteria, perform home visits with potential homeowners, and select and inform families of their acceptance into the Habitat program.

Family Selections is looking for team players with great interpersonal skills, who are compassionate but willing to set boundaries, hold the respect of policies regarding homeowner privacy and information to a high standard, and believe in empowerment.

The following qualities are highly desired in committee members but not required:

  •  Background in banking, real estate, financial aid or home building/repair
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Loan Originator Status

The Family Selection Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-7pm (meeting dates are altered in November and December due to the Holidays.

A minimum one year commitment is required. Members are encouraged to take yearly on-line training on relevant lending topics.

Questions? Contact Erica Riggs at 812-331-4069 or riggs@monroecountyhabitat.org

 

The ReStore Committee – accepting new applicants

Work closely with the ReStore Manager to maximize efficiency in our donation and shopping center and profit earnings for funding affordable housing in Monroe County. This includes:

  • Assist in the creation of long term forecasting
  • Analyze and propose methods to improve ReStore operations
  • Explore more efficient ways of marketing donations and sales
  • Promote Habitat ReStore at local community events
  • Special projects

The ReStore Committee meets monthly. 

If you have retail or marketing experience, business experience, have a desire to create a more sustainable community through reusing and recycling consumer goods and building supplies, or if you have extra time to devote to your community, our ReStore may be the place for you!

Questions? Contact Marc Papier at 812-331-2660 or papier@monroecountyhabitat.org.

 

The Events Committee – accepting new applicants

The Events Committee is a team of creative, talented, and dedicated professionals who plan and execute special events for our partner families, donors, and volunteers. These events celebrate the collective work of our families, volunteers, and donors- and help us find new ways to thank our amazing supporters. Through these events – home dedication ceremonies, volunteer appreciation events, donor cultivation events, fundraising campaigns, and blitz builds -Events Committee members highlight the inspiring people and stories of Habitat with the greater Monroe County community.

The Events Committee meets monthly.

Questions? Contact Cindy Chen at 812-331-4069 or ec@monroecountyhabitat.org.

 

Habitat for Humanity Budget Partner

Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to serve as budget partners. Individuals in this role meet with future Habitat homeowners (partner families) in between their monthly money management classes. They go over their partner family’s budget and any homework assignments given to them from class. Budget partners meet with their assigned family one time per month for about an hour – scheduled at their convenience. Partners are not expected to attend class with the families but it is an option to come to a class if desired.

Budget Partners act as coaches, asking their family questions when things don’t add up and checking on the progress of their homework assignments. A one time, two hour training is provided and the commitment would be to see a family through the entire class cycle (6 months). Interested individuals should contact Rebecca Mankowski at 812-331-4069 or Mankowski@monroecountyhabitat.org for more information or to check on training dates.