The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity is in search of energetic, hard-working, passionate volunteers who are interested in giving families a hand up by leading groups of daily volunteers through different construction tasks. Volunteer Skilled Supervisor (VSS) play an integral role on Willamette West Habitat’s build sites by leading small groups of volunteers on construction-related tasks and serving as an ambassador for the organization. By committing a steady donation of time and effort to Habitat’s mission to eliminate unaffordable housing, these volunteers are able to learn new skills, make new friends, and get a behind-the-scenes view of our construction program. While no prior construction experience is needed, an VSS must have passion and enthusiasm for Willamette West Habitat’s mission, possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability, or willingness to lead small groups. All VSS' go through a thorough training process until they feel comfortable enough to lead volunteers through a construction-related task.
Our VSS' lead volunteers out at our current construction site, Allen Estates, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm. The time commitment for this volunteer is a minimum of one shift per week (one 8-hour day), for a minimum of 6 months.