Family Advocates work directly with partner families through their journey to homeownership. Some key responsibilities are building relationships with families, helping educate the families on responsible home ownership, mortgages and social services and supporting the family emotionally and spiritually.
The commitment lasts from 18 to 24 months with about one hour a month of contact. Meeting times and locations are agreed upon by the Family Advocate and their partner family. As a Family Advocate, we match you with a family that is compatible with your location, time, schedule, and interests.
Advocates are actively recruited year-round but may not be assigned a partner family immediately.
Office Volunteers assist with mailings, data entry, filing, and assist wtih special projects as needed. Limited opportunities are available and often fill quickly.
ReStore Volunteers assist with sales, inventory, clean-up, and customer service. Every hour volunteered helps build more Habitat homes.
Family Services Committee identifies prospective families, which involves application and information distribution, application review, and interviewing qualified applicants. Members recommend screening policy and procedure, recruit, train, and assign family advocates, and develop surveys that measure and document Habitat's impact on partner families. Members also monitor and recommend action based on partner families' progress. Time commitment of 2 hours per month.
Family Support Committee helps Habitat families become responsible homeowners, become engaged members of a neighborhood, and become self-sufficient by providing appropriate education, resources, support and encouragement. Committee members assist partner families who have fallen behind on sweat equity hours or other requirements of the Habitat program prior to becoming a homeowner. An initial 1 hour training will be provided to all committee members. Continued contact with the family services director will support the committee member during the course of their commitment. Time commitment of approximately 2 hours per month
Field Operations Committee develops the affiliate's standardized house plans and advises on all phases of construction. This committee includes design and construction professional, and people with knowledge of building materials, practices and codes. The committee is responsible for identifying property for construction throughout Montgomery County. Each site must be reviewed to comply with Habitat standards and guidelines as well as local building and zoning code requirements. Time commitment dependent on role take by member, but averages about 5-10 hours per month. This committee is currently full.
Finance Committee supports the Finance Director in monitoring the fiscal operation of Dayton Habitat and planning for its future. Members include active and retired business people, including accountants, lawyers, insurance specialists, bankers, and corporate executives. Time commitment of 3-6 hours per month.
Volunteer Engagement Committee supports Dayton Habitat volunteers and helps to ensure volunteers are recognized appropriately for donating their time and talent. Members represent build site volunteers, ReStore volunteers, HabiTEAM build groups, and behind-the-scenes volunteers. The committee will assist with recruitment; help to plan the annual volunteer recognition event; and serve as the eyes and ears on the ground that report back to improve the volunteer experience. The committee will also assist with special events such as Bike & Build and visiting mission trip groups. Members should be active volunteers, be willing to talk to fellow volunteers candidly, and be creative problem solvers. Time commitment of 1-2 hours per month.
Every volunteer makes an impact in their own way. If you have special skills you would like to use or want help finding your niche, Volunteer Services can help. Call (937) 586-0860 ext. 16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help!