Family Selection Committee Members Needed


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Looking for a meaningful way to get involved in our local community and help make a big impact in 2017? Look no further!

The purpose of the Family Selection Committee is to assist potential Habitat Partner Families through the application process and make recommendations of families for Habitat homes, as well as to approve families for homes. The committee sets the tone for the relationship with Partner Families and also helps to educate the public, Habitat Board members and other committees on the federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, as they affect the work of Habitat for Humanity.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Attend Family Selection Meetings. Meetings are scheduled as needed. There will be more at the beginning of the selection process and then prior to home completion.
  • Serve as either a home interviewer, financial reviewer, or both; attend relevant trainings for these positions
  • Make fair, legal, and compassionate selection decisions that honor families dreams, history, and realities
  • Act as an ambassador in the community for Habitat’s Family Selection Committee
  • Select, with the rest of the committee, applicant families for Habitat homes
  • Flexible work hours but minimum a 2 or 3 hours per week
  • Participate in ongoing trainings in order to remain informed about legal issues (Fair Housing, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, etc.) surrounding Family Selection
VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS

The Family Selection Committee welcomes any member committed to helping homeowners continue the long-lasting legacy of Habitat for Humanity. Members will have a desire to provide service to the community; have the ability to recognize, request support and/or avoid tasks beyond the limits of personal skills, training, and experience; and show a willingness to follow the policies set forth by Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity.

Professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas is also especially helpful:

  • Positive interpersonal communications skills
  • Eagerness to work with low-income families
  • Experience with human services or affordable housing
  • Knowledge or experience with the mortgage lending process or real estate
  • Organizational and committee management skills
  • Personal finance background and interest

BENEFITS OF BEING ON THE FAMILY SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Being personally rewarded by giving back to the community
  • Gaining opportunities to network, meet new friends, and establish professional contacts and references
  • Learning and practicing skills related to meeting participation, cross-cultural communication, and community support
  • Getting a chance to work on both individual and group projects
  • Seeing direct results of hard work and dedication

If interested please contact Ashley at 603-821-0376 or ashley.selfridge@nashuahabitat.org today!

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 or 3 hours per week
  • attending quarterly committee meetings

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