108 Ways to Help Habitat

LEADERSHIP ON THE JOB SITE

1. Serve as a “House Leader” for one house
2. Serve as a “Crew Leader” for one house
3. Meet & greet the worksite volunteers

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION

4. Siding
5. Gutters & down spouts
6. Roofing
7. Painting
8. Landscaping
9. Drywall hanging
10. Drywall finishing
11. Carpentry
12. Finish carpentry
13. Countertops
14. Site prep/Lot clearing
15. Excavation
16. Install windows & doors
17. Framing/rough carpentry/salvage
18. Clean up
19. Electrical
20. Plumbing
21. Heating & cooling
22. Floor covering
23. Poured/blocked basement
24. Concrete/flatwork

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT

25. Serve on the Building Committee
26. Errand runner for construction days
27. Help organize warehouse & tool trailers
28. Facilitate professional contractor relations
29. Assist in build site assessment & feasibility
30. Seek donations of building materials & tools
31. Coordinate tool acquisition/management
32. Arrange lunches/snacks for worksite crew
33. Clean house after construction is completed
34. Wash windows after construction is completed

HOMEOWNER INVOLVEMENT

35. Serve as a “Family Partner”
36. Help families understand homeowner duties
37. Monitor “sweat equity” compliance
38. Coordinate family liaison selection/training
39. Coordinate kick off & house dedication events
40. Help coordinate/facilitate orientation meetings
41. Recruit people to lead homeowner classes
42. Serve on the Family Selection Committee
43. Help set up & conduct Home Information meetings
44. Make copies, phone calls, general office tasks
45. Work on bulk mailings & direct mail campaigns

ReSTORE SUPPORT

46. Serve on the ReStore Committee
47. Serve as a clerk in the ReStore
48. Pick up donations
49. Serve on Salvage Crew
50. Solicit donations
51. Visit neighborhoods w/ReStore door hangers
52. Assist in advertising
53. Price & display merchandise on sales floor
54. Assist with special promotional sales
55. Monitor arrangement of books, cds, dvds
56. Recommend families for home ownership
57. Identify/screen/interview applicant families
58. Distribute homeowner information flyers

 

 

FRIEND RAISING

59. Serve on a Volunteer Committee
60. Coordinate volunteer recognition activities
61. Coordinate volunteer training & orientation
62. Schedule & recruit build crew lunch providers
63. Coordinate job site welcoming/assignments
64. Help recruit, schedule, follow-up w/volunteers
65. Organize photos/news clippings in scrapbooks
66. Take photos at events and/or build sites
67. Serve as speaker about Habitat for Humanity

FUND RAISING & DEVELOPMENT

68. Serve on the Development Committee
69. Assist with grant writing
70. Coordinate and plan special events
71. Coordinate corporate sponsorship of projects
72. Plan/develop/administer fundraising activities
73. Develop & carry out donor recognition plan

CHURCH RELATIONS

74. Serve on the Church Relations Committee
75. Help coordinate church relations activities
76. Coordinate church sponsorships of projects
77. Maintain contact with one or more churches
78. Encourage Habitat activity within your church

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEES

79. Landscaping
80. Development & Fundraising
81. Family Partners
82. Board of Directors
83. Hospitality
84. Family Selection
85. Site Selection
86. Church Relations
87. Building

HOUSE/SITE PROPERTY SELECTION

88. Serve on the Site Selection Committee
89. Drive a designated area weekly to look for sites
90. Research average property costs by area
91. Maintain records of current property costs
92. Maintain list of potential property options

OFFICE WORK

93. Data entry
94. Update & maintain database
95. Office cleaning & recycling
96. Front desk hospitality

GIVE A GIFT TO HELP BUILD HOUSES

97. Sponsor a house and/or provide volunteers
98. Co-sponsor a house and/or provide volunteers
99. Purchase something from the ReStore
100. Donate Tool trailer, flatbed truck, pick-up truck
101. Donate corporate team-building hours
102. Donate building materials/sub-contracted labor
103. Donate copy paper and/or other office supplies
104. Make a financial donation – in any amount!
105. Donate printing costs
106. Be a signage sponsor
107. Pray to wipe out poverty housing in the world
108. Create your own idea to help Habitat!