We are currently seeking volunteers skilled in trade professions such as construction, contracting, electrical, plumbing, etc. to join our volunteer list in order to keep building costs down and the build process timely.
People who have an interest in and may have knowledge of home construction and site selection. This can include surveyors, architects, people who know building codes, carpenters, concrete workers, plumbers, electricians, utility people and building supply people, people working with local government officials on acquiring land and lots for building. There is a lot to know about building houses. If you have any knowledge at all, or if you would like some on-the job training, please join us.
Family Selection & Support Committee
This committee is made up of people willing to interview and work with families who have made an application to be a partner family with Habitat. These people will also check to make certain that the applicant families meet the criteria established by Habitat for homeownership. People who have good communication skills work with partner families both before and after construction to be sure that the families know what is required in the area of sweat equity, to provide a record of that time requirement, and to help in the transition of true homeownership. These sponsor/advocate/friends may also help the families in the areas of budgeting and home maintenance.
People to identify and approach potential donors (individual, church, corporate) for either cash or "in-kind" gifts of material, labor, property or support. This committee also needs people who can develop fundraising material and help with grant writing. You will be surprised to find how eager people are to give when they understand the principles of Habitat.
Public Relations & Volunteer Committee
People who can write articles for newsletters, and one or two who would like to work with local media are needed for this committee. Persons interested in volunteering to serve on this committee may also speak to church groups and other groups and organizations about our projects and our mission. This committee also recruits and tracks volunteers. People on this committee help the affiliate "get the word out."
We are currently seeking committed volunteers to serve on our committees and help with builds. Please email email@example.com to sign up!
Red River Valley
Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 5415
Grand Forks, ND 58206