Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need.  By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize its dream of home ownership.


Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have volunteer openings on the following committees:

  • Family Services Committee
  • Faith Relations Committee
To volunteer for one of these committees, prepare and submit the form at the bottom of this page.
 

Family Services Committee  

The committee is responsible for soliciting families for the program.  They welcome new families into the Habitat family, provides them with a mutual support system, educational opportunities and a forum for discussions regarding homeownership and relevant Habitat policies and procedures. The committee assigns an Advocate to the partner family who is the primary liaison between the affiliate and the partner family.  Functions of this committee include:

  • Help recruit new partner families (Fast Track, Project Bundle-Up, Info Sessions, etc.)
  • Explain the Habitat homeownership program and eligibility requirements for partnering with Habitat
  • Make sure prospective families meet qualification guidelines
  • Conduct two home visits with potential partner family
  • Interview family at home visits
  • Recommend partner families to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Assign a Family Advocate to act as a liaison between the Partner Family and Habitat
  • Develop sweat equity opportunities, and assist with scheduling & tracking sweat equity hours
  • Follow up with organizations regarding the family’s sweat equity hours
  • Develop and/or schedule educational programs for partner families
  • Support families through the construction process
  • Maintain and update all documentation pertinent to the Family Services process
  • Coordinate and assist family with home dedication
  • Review and adapt Family Services policies and educational programming annually
  • Committee meets once a month or as needed


Faith Relations

The Faith Relations Committee will seek to strengthen the support of the affiliate's work by gaining volunteers, prayer, and financial resources from community churches. The committee will work in partnership with churches by extending the opportunity for members to engage in ministry by becoming involved with HFHJC.  The tasks to be coordinated by this committee shall include:

  • Work to develop and nurture relationships & partnerships with area churches and faith groups
  • Work to involve area churches with upcoming Habitat builds
  • Partner with churches to offer partner families educational opportunities
  • Partner with area churches to raise awareness about Habitat
  • Cultivate relationships with area churches so HFHJC is part of their annual giving
  • Committee meets as needed

 

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Faith Relations
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