Volunteer for Our Committees - Find Out Where You Can Help

Here you will find more about how the affiliate board operates and what is managed by each of our Committees. Feel free to download the flyers and fill out the form to Volunteer!

Church Relations Team Committee

The Church Relations group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop an annual plan to build, nurture and strengthen church relations with Fox Valley Habitat
  • Recruit and distribute brochures to build the committee
  • Submit newsletter articles
  • Speak with pastors and leaders
  • Speak at church services
  • Follow-up mass mailings
  • Establish liaisons at each church
  • Create a Circle of Faith team to sponsor a build with many churches
  • Recommend policy to the board on all matters relating to church relations
Family Selection Team Committee

The Family Selection group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Coordinate the orientation for prospective applicants
  • Accept applications for housing
  • Review and evaluate applications in a timely manner
  • Screen applicants through home visits and background checks
  • Utilize the Home Interest Packet with prospective applicants
  • Be available to answer questions from each applicant
  • Recommend families to the board for approval
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to families
  • Recommend policy to the board on all matters relating to families.
Family Support Team Committee

The Family Support group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Meet with approved families to provide ongoing support
  • Implement educational programs for our homeowners
  • Coordinate FVHFH social events for our Habitat families
  • Educate our homeowners on taxes, insurance, maintenance and budgeting
  • Serve as mediator between families and Habitat concerning any issues
  • Assist in organizing the Habitat Homeowner’s Alumni group
  • Recommend policy to the board on all matters relating to Family Support.
Fund Development Team Committee

The Fund Development group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop and coordinate fundraising and awareness events
  • Create and follow-up on leads for sponsorship
  • Develop In-Kind donation program
  • Develop and follow up leads for high-capacity donors
  • Seek out and apply for grants
  • “Educate” potential funders about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Introduce Habitat speakers to fraternal or civic groups
  • Coordinate the annual pledge night
  • Recommends policy to the board on all matters relating to Fund Development
Marketing Team Committee

The Marketing group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate all public relations activities
  • Create and maintain media contacts
  • Develop a marketing plan that promotes Fox Valley Habitat
  • Submit articles for local media
  • Utilize public relations material brochures
  • Work with the Fund Development team to plan and implement FVHH’s annual pledge night
  • Establish Crisis Response Policy
  • Create PSA’s (public service announcements)
  • Utilize best practices for our website
  • Do public speaking to promote Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Utilize social media opportunities
  • Publish our monthly E-Newsletter
  • Attend general community meetings
  • Recommend policy to the board on all matters relating to public relations
Site Development Team Committee
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The Site Development group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop criteria for site selection and submit to the board for approval
  • Establish appropriate contacts to be able to find the most desirable “deals” quickly.
  • Seek out property for developing into new Habitat housing
  • Establish a timely system to streamline decisions when desirable property or homes are identified.
  • Determine actions needed to procure pre-owned properties.
  • Establish relationships with two home inspectors to use as needed.
  • Recommend policy to the board on all matters relating to site selection.
Volunteer Coordination Team Committee

The Volunteer group will work together to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Help maintain records on all volunteers
  • Maintain the website where volunteers can sign up
  • Maintain logs and waivers
  • Research and seek out potential volunteers from the community
  • Contact potential volunteers and find their areas of interest and place them on a committee and/or building crew
  • Establish team-building opportunities for businesses to use with their employees
  • Go to the job sites and check-in with the volunteers to make sure their needs are met
  • Implement an excellent volunteer experience
  • Recommend policy to the board concerning volunteer matters

 

Please fill out our Committee form below if you are interested in becoming an active member of one of our Committees. To find out more please give us a call at 630-859-3333.

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