Habitat for Humanity/ AmeriCorps VISTA

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Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin


Member Duties & Responsibilities:
This VISTA will strengthen HFH Lakeside’s repair program by creating volunteer crew leader
program, integrating veterans build programming, and raising funds to expand the program and help
more families.

- Develop and implement a program to recruit, train,
and retain 10 volunteer crew leaders who could act as project managers for Rock the Block or
home repair projects.

o Research best practices on MyHabitat and by connecting with other Habitat affiliates.

o Create a training plan and curriculum, including "train the trainer" materials.

o Develop a recruitment plan, including crew leader requirements and qualifications.
Work with staff and volunteers to identify current volunteers who could be potential
crew leaders. 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 crew leader program. Collect feedback from staff and volunteers and
make adjustments as necessary.

Habitat International’s guide to establish Lakeside HFH as an official Veterans Build affiliate.

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

o Develop plan to implement requirements, such as adding veterans demographics
questions to volunteer, staff, and partner family applications.

o Following Habitat’s guidelines, create veteran-focused Habitat materials.

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,
documenting the new policies and procedures, training others (including leadership) to use it,
putting in place a schedule, securing resources or implementing an event plan.

o Research existing public funding opportunities, such as the CDBG home repair
program and veteran-specific programs.

o Identify potential philanthropic funding opportunities. Create (or add to) a grants

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

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About Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin


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.


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.


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


1911 N 8th St.Sheboygan, WI 53081



  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • 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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