Our Committees always need more hands to help behind the scenes!
Our Committees and their roles:
FAMILY SELECTION AND SUPPORT
- Family Selection: Reviews income guidelines; Conducts information sessions in the communities for potential applicants; Reviews applications, schedules home visits, prepares summaries for each family (HfH Board of Directors makes final decision). Meets weekly when selecting a family.
- Family Support: The Family Support Committee needs experienced homeowners, able to give on-going support to a family selected for a Habitat Home.and helps form policy regarding partner families; helps our families understand their responsibility to Habitat; A Family Support partner is present at the build during the building process and ensures that adult family members meet sweat equity requirements. Important: As our families all live in one of our service area towns, we ask that Family Support Volunteers reside in one of these towns, allowing ready-availability to their assigned partner family.
FINANCE: Prepares all financial reports and filings; maintains books; ensures financial integrity; some relevant background desired
FUND DEVELOPMENT: Organizes 1-time, short-term - "Habitat Night" @Papa Gino's, e. g. - and annual, larger-scale fundraising projects (Gala, golf tournaments, e. g.) THIS COMMITTEE NEEDS: NEW MEMBERS with creative ideas and energy for expanding fund development and public awareness of the affiliate; volunteers with experience and willingness to ORGANIZE AND LEAD fund raising events throughout Plymouth County.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Meets when necessary. Writes many press releases, arranges appearances on local media, coordinates media events, photographs our builds/events, and writes articles for the newsletter that is published 2 times a year. THIS COMMITTEE NEEDS: GOOD WRITERS ... access to email is crucial.
SITE SELECTION: Meets once monthly. THIS COMMITTEE NEEDS NEW MEMBERS to help devise and implement creative methods for land acquisition and viability/suitability assessment for land within our 6 towns, particularly in Middleboro. Lawyers, engineers/surveyors, realtors, developers (particularly 40B) and others with real estate-related background are especially welcome, as is anyone who is willing to think outside the box to pursue land acquisition. Please note that some of this committee's tasks require "workday" activity: reaching out / networking (attending meetings that expose opportunities for acquiring land or other resources); meeting with Town Officials and with the Dept. of Housing and Community Development to expedite the processing of agreements, deeds and permits for construction, etc..
SPECIAL PROJECTS: Plans and organizes schedules and volunteers for short-term Health and Safety home projects, e.g., handicap ramps; work done during the week when possible.