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Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin

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Member Duties & Responsibilities:

This VISTA will expand HFH La Crosse’s critical home repair program by 20% and develop veterans
build programming, enabling the affiliate to better serve low income homeowners and veterans in their
community.

EXPAND CRITICAL HOME REPAIR PROGRAM BY 20% - Develop and implement a plan to
increase the number critical home repairs completed by 20% each year for the next three
years.

o Review the affiliate’s current program and identify areas of need, such as recruiting
more volunteers. Research best practices on MyHabitat and by connecting with other
Habitat affiliates.

o Develop a plan to meet the identified needs, such as creating a critical home repairs
volunteer recruitment plan, including requirements and qualifications. Connect with
community partners to spread the word and identify other potential candidates. Identify
other outreach and communication strategies.

o Design a retention strategy that compliments the existing volunteer appreciation and
retention efforts.

o Implement the project plan. Collect feedback from staff and volunteers and make
adjustments as necessary.

DEVELOP VETERANS BUILD PROGRAMMING - Follow Habitat International’s guide to
establish HFH La Crosse as an official Veterans Build affiliate, with a goal of completing 1000
veterans build volunteer hours.

o Review Habitat’s requirements to be an official Veterans Build affiliate.

o In coordination with the newly developed "Habitat for Heroes" veterans committee
develop a plan to implement requirements, such as adding veterans demographics
questions to volunteer, staff, and partner family applications; recruiting veterans to be
volunteers; and/or implementing a Habitat Repair Corps program to help low income
veteran homeowners with home repairs.

o Develop all processes, materials, and procedures for project.

o Identify and connect with potential partners such as the local VA, American Legion
Posts, VFWs, Project Rubicon, Mission Continues, and others.

INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH FUNDRAISING - This may include setting up systems,
securing resources or implementing an event plan.

o Research existing public funding opportunities, such as the CDBG home repair
program and veteran-specific programs. Identify potential philanthropic funding
opportunities. Create (or add to) a grants calendar.

o Develop opportunities and marketing materials for corporate funders - corporate build
days, repair sponsors,

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About Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin

Location:

420 S 1st St, #6, Milwaukee, WI 53204, US

Mission Statement

To unite Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the state of Wisconsin in a coordinated effort to eliminate sub-standard housing.

Description

Each year, Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Wisconsin connect several hundred low-income families in Wisconsin with safe, decent and affordable housing. While our affiliates are quite proud of what has been accomplished, we recognize that with increased collaboration and more state-wide efforts through a State Support organization, we can become an even more powerful force for affordable housing in Wisconsin. Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin is patterned after a successful model of State Support Organizations (SSOs) being utilized in nearly 30 states that is having a significant impact, strengthening and supporting the work of local Habitat affiliates.

WHEN

Mon Jun 10, 2019 - Tue Jun 09, 2020
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

3181 Berlin DrLa Crosse, WI 54601

(43.7973,-91.2213)
 

SKILLS

  • Professional Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full time, one year (paid with benefits) position.
  • Apply: https://www.habitatwisconsin.org/vista

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