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For those you don’t want to pound nails…strong, well functioning committees sustain Habitat for Humanity’s long-term house building efforts. Northern Fox Valley carries out its work through committees appointed to carry out the various tasks of the organization.
This committee is comprised of volunteers who help in the process of selecting partner families. This includes reviewing applications, interviewing the prospective families, and conducting home visits. Committee meetings are held monthly. The integrity of Habitat for Humanity’s program depends upon fair, objective, nondiscriminatory family selection.
Volunteers provide partner families with a support system that helps them get ready for home ownership. This is accomplished by meeting with the family from the time they are selected until they move in. Family Support volunteers communicate with the family, track sweat equity hours, etc. This volunteer position is an instrumental part of Habitat’s goal to be a “people to people” partnership ministry aimed at the empowerment of families and communities, not merely a construction ministry. There is a special need for Spanish speaking members for this committee.
Event Planning Team
Habitat for Humanity sponsors a number of celebration, marketing or fundraising events each year. These events vary in size and scope and each needs volunteers to be successful. Events this year will include a number of home shows, community events, chamber of commerce events, Thomas the Tank Engine at the Illinois Railway Museum, a Walk-a-thon, and homeowner groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies. We are evaluating other events to market our mission including concerts and other events at the Hemmens Auditorium.
This committee is comprised of knowledgeable and skilled construction professionals who lead the building and rehabbing of homes along with a variety of other tasks such as applying for building permits, the bidding process, ordering materials and scheduling inspections.
To Become a Committee Member
Simply e-mail our volunteer coordinator Natalie Pappanduros at email@example.com or call her at (847) 836-1432 and she will contact you with details or attend a volunteer orientation meeting. Orientation meetings are the first and third Saturdays of each month at ReStore, 800 N. State (Route 31) Elgin beginning at 10:00 AM.