Make your community a place where everyone has access to a simple, decent and affordable place to live, help today. Volunteers are the hands, hearts and voices for our cause of affordable housing and there are many ways to contribute! Contact our volunteer coordinator Laurie Walker to find out how you can help!
You may register as a volunteer HERE and immediately sign up for a shift on a build or at the ReStore. Thanks for your support!
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 (and maybe even 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. Committee members also check to make certain that the applicant families meet the criteria for homeownership established by Habitat.
FAMILY SUPPORT COMMITTEE -The members of the Family Support 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.
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE -This group is responsible for identifying and approaching potential donors (individuals, churches, businesses) for either cash or "in-kind" gifts of materials, labor, real estate or funds. The committee also develops fundraising literature and assists with grant writing. We are continually surprised to find out how eager people are to give when they understand the principles of Habitat!
PUBLIC RELATIONS 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 at the ReStore. They ensure that the ReStore continues to be an income-producing and environmentally friendly source of support for Habitat’s affordable housing projects.
RECYCLED ART SHOW COMMITTEE - Members of this committee is responsible for the production of the annual Recycle Art Show. The committee meets on a monthly basis. Members promote the show, recruit artist , sponsors and assist in the operation of the show the day of the event.
WARRIOR FUN RUN AND SAIL COMMITTEE - Members of this committee works together to raise funds for the Veteran Critical Home Repair Program. The Committee meets on a monthly basis to plan the annual Warrior Fun Run and Sail event. Members help spread the word about the event and the cause, recruit sponsors and assist with the operation of the event.
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 email@example.com .
BOARD MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION
Statement of Individual Board Member's Responsibilities
Three Legal Duties: (From "Duties of Board Members" by HFHI)
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: (adapted from 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards by National Center for Non Profit Boards)
· Know Habitat for Humanity's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs.
· Suggest possible nominees to the board who are clearly women and men of achievement and who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and 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 substantive questions, maintaining confidentiality and speaking for the board when authorized to do so.
· Counsel the executive director as appropriate to offer support in his or her own difficult relationships with groups or individuals.
· 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.
Minimum Job 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 meeting - preparation and attendance
Committee meeting - preparation and attendance
· Serve as a liaison to one of the standing committees
· Give an annual gift according to personal means
Working with Patuxent Habitat for Humanity you will find certain joy in making what seems an unobtainable dream come true for our partner families!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurie Walker at 301-863-6227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org