• Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

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  • Patuxent Habitat for Humanity serving Calvert & St. Mary's Counties in Southern MD

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Patuxent Habitat Restore

Call our Restore for pick ups!

Donation Pickups are Available!
TO SCHEDULE CALL: 301-863-6227 x 11

Lexington Park ReStore

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM ( last drop off)

21600 Great Mills Rd. Unit 18A
Lexington Park, MD 20653
ReStore Phone: 301-863-6227

 

"We pick up donations!"

 

To schedule a pick-up please call :

 301-863-6227 x 11
Email: restore@patuxenthabitat.org

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Office:

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Appointments after 4pm may be scheduled by calling our office during regular hours of operation.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 452
Lexington Park, MD 20653

 

 

 

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities 

With a minimal staff, Patuxent Habitat For Humanity depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like our home builds and veterans repairs. We also offer opportunities at our Patuxent Habitat ReStore, a volunteer-run appliance, furniture, and building materials resale center.

Time commitments vary; some volunteers dedicate every day of the week volunteering and others spend just a few hours each month working on projects or in the ReStore. As a volunteer for Patuxent Habitat For Humanity, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of affordable, decent homes. The current ReStore hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM. 

For more information about volunteering, register at https://patuxenthabitat.volunteermatrix.com/

Committee Members Wanted:

Join us to find out how Habitat for Humanity really works!

CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE - Those who serve on this committee typically possess interest in or have knowledge of home construction. Surveyors, architects, people familiar with building codes, carpenters, concrete workers, plumbers, electricians, and building supply people make good members. 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!

FAMILY SELECTION COMMITTEE - This committee is made up of people willing to seek out, interview, and work with families in need of decent, affordable housing throughout the application process. Members also check to make certain that the applicant families meet the criteria for homeownership established by Habitat.

FAMILY SUPPORT COMMITTEE - The members of this committee serve as sponsors, advocates, and friends to help our families during and after the construction process with such things as home maintenance, finances, sweat equity requirements, and transition to home ownership. Persons with good "social/people" skills work well on this committee and play an important role in assisting new homeowners.

FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - This group is responsible for identifying and approaching potential donors for either cash or gifts of materials, labor, real estate or funds. The committee also develops fundraising literature and assists with grant writing.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING COMMITTEE - The P.R. Committee writes articles for newsletters, public service announcements, press releases, brochures and other marketing materials. It also promotes special events, fundraising and advertising campaigns.

CHURCH RELATIONS COMMITTEE - This committee seeks to strengthen the support of the affiliate’s work by recruiting volunteers, requesting prayer, and seeking financial resources from community churches.

ReSTORE COMMITTEE - Members of this committee oversee the functioning of the ReStore, develop policies, advise the ReStore Manager, and volunteer regularly in the store. Members ensure that the ReStore continues to be an income-producing source of support for Habitat’s affordable housing projects.

RECYCLED ART SHOW COMMITTEE - The committee meets on a monthly basis to plan the annual fundraising event. Members also help recruit sponsors and donors to make the show successful.

WARRIOR FUN RUN COMMITTEE - The committee meets on a monthly basis to plan the annual Warrior Fun Run. Members also help recruit sponsors and assist with the planning of the event.

BOARD MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION

Duty of Care: Directors and officers must perform their responsibilities in good faith and with the same care an ordinary person would use in managing his/her own  affairs.

Duty of Loyalty: Directors and officers must act in good faith and in a manner which does not harm the organization to the benefit of the director or officer.  Avoid any conflicts of interest or appearances of impropriety.

Duty of Obedience: Directors and officers must comply with the provisions of the articles of incorporation, bylaws, and state laws, and should safeguard Habitat's mission and Christian witness.

General Expectations: 

·         Know Habitat for Humanity's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs.

·         Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to Habitat's progress.

·         Serve in leadership positions on the basis of information received from individuals and urge those with grievances to follow established policies to bring such matters to the attention of the board. Follow trends and issues affecting Habitat for Humanity.

·         Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings, asking timely and relevant questions, maintaining confidentiality and speaking for the board when authorized to do so.

·         Exercise prudence with the board in the control and transfer of funds.

·         Assist the fund raising committee and staff by implementing fund-raising strategies to ensure that adequate funds are raised to support the affiliate's policies and programs.

Requirements:

·         A demonstrated interest in the affiliate's mission and goals.

·         Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: human resources, planning, fund raising, building, finance, community relations, or organizational operation.

·         A willingness to expand knowledge of board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing education.

·         A willingness to represent Habitat to the community.

·         Six to ten hours per month distributed among board meetings, committee meetings, and special requests.

·         Serve as a liaison to one of the standing committees

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting resumes for those interested in being a part of our volunteer Board of Directors. Email resume with cover letter to info@patuxenthabitat.org

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