Veterans Build Committee Member

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Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

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Committee Purpose

The purpose of the Veterans Build committee is to manage the Veterans Build program, in order to engage and serve the veteran and military community in Habitat’s overall mission (to serve low-income families of Snohomish County through affordable homeownership and to allow veterans to continue serving through volunteerism).

Volunteer & Committee Responsibilities

  • Conduct local outreach to promote the Veterans Build program, develop new partnerships and recruit volunteers
  • Update veteran contact list when new partnerships are obtained (Google sheets)
  • Manage Veterans Build correspondence (email), determining which emails should be answered directly by committee and which should be forwarded to the appropriate supporting staff member
  • Assist Family Services Committee in candidate search for Veterans Build family selections (when applicable)
  • Connect new volunteers with Volunteer Engagement Manager
  • Plan and host events for veterans and service members
  • Seek the support of office staff where and when needed (e.g. if you find a veteran-focused grant, contact the resource development manager)

Committee Goals

The committee as a whole will be dedicated to the following goals:

  • Recruit volunteers to increase number of unique volunteers from veteran and military community by 10% yearly
  • Hold at least one veteran-focused event (annually)
  • Recruit at least two veteran homeowner candidates for designated Veterans Builds (when applicable)
  • Develop a Veterans Critical Home Repair program by the end of 2019

Time Commitment

  • Attend one monthly meeting (date and time TBD): 1 hour/month
  • Conduct local outreach: 1-3+ hours/month (may vary depending on availability and desire)
  • Plan and execute the yearly event: 5-10+ hours/month, in the months leading up to event

Preferred Skills/Abilities

  • Veteran/military background, experience working with veterans/service members, or desire to get involved in a veteran/military-focused initiative
  • Project/program management experience a plus
  • Outreach, public engagement/speaking experience a plus
  • Familiarity with affordable housing initiatives a plus
  • Event planning experience a plus

Benefits of joining the committee

As a committee member, you will have a hand in this exciting, growing program at Habitat Snohomish. By joining the committee, you will:

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in helping to set goals and strategies for the program to benefit the veterans and military members of your community
  • Network and socialize with veterans and active-duty service members during outreach events and meetings
  • Gain experience in event planning, outreach, and public speaking

Committee Members Needed: 4-6 people

How to apply: Please register on our website to attend a new volunteer orientation at habitatsnohomish.org/volunteer. Additionally, please inform the person running orientation of your interest in the committee, so we can connect you with the committee. All volunteers must attend a new volunteer orientation. Questions about our committees can be directed to Katie Rickel at krickel@habitatsnohomish.org.

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About Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Location:

16929 Highway 99, Suite 100, Lynnwood, WA 98037, US

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County brings people together to build homes, community and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.

Description

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is a registered charity and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support and volunteering, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16929 Hwy 99Ste 100Lynnwood, WA 98037

(47.8447,-122.29449)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Attend one monthly meeting (date and time TBD): 1 hour/month, Conduct local outreach: 1-3+ hours/month (may vary depending on availability and desire), Plan and execute the yearly event: 5-10+ hours/month, in the months leading up to event

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