Committees help support the day-to-day operations of West Orange Habitat for Humanity and provide an opportunity for long-term volunteer engagement. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, each committee performs a vital set of tasks.
Design & Construction
Chair: Randy Stuart, Construction Manager
Meetings: First Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
The Design & Construction Committee is responsible lot acquisition, home design, and construction planning/logistics. We welcome those with professional experience in construction. This includes working with local government officials, realtors and individuals on acquiring lots and assuring that lots are “buildable” and suitable for a partner family. People who have a knowledge of real estate, surveying, building codes, general construction trades, building supplies, carpentry are encouraged to join this committee.
Lot Selection & Acquisition
Land Planning & Home Design
Construction Planning & Safety
Chair: Jo Barsh, Habitat Board of Directors
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM
Volunteers assist the committee in identifying, selecting, and communicating with qualified families for West Orange Habitat homes. This entails educating, providing a forum for questions to be answered, and celebrating the homeowner. The committee evaluates all applications submitted, together with their accompanying financial documentation, and maintains ongoing communications with applicant families. Lastly, the committee provides ongoing friendship, counseling, and practical assistance to approved homeowner families, and strives to promote enduring and meaningful relationships that aid in the integration of these homeowner families into the fullness of the ministry's work.
The Homeowner Services Committee also has a Mentor Program where mentors walk alongside Homebuyer Partners on their journey towards homeownership - Meeting with them regularly and providing guidance towards success. This is about an 8-12 month commitment.
To learn more about becoming a Mentor, click here.
Fundraising and Events
Chair: Marilyn Hattaway, Exec. Dir. WOHFH
Working hand-in-hand with the Executive Director, this committee develops and implements the long range strategic plans to insure that the fiscal needs of West Orange Habitat are met, thus enabling the ministry to broaden its reach and impact upon deserving families in West Orange County.
Fundraising Event Planning
Women Build: This annual event occurs in the spring with event planning efforts beginning in the winter. Women Build committee members can expect to assist in event planning, team building, fundraising, and documenting the event with photos.
Rock the House: Occurring in the fall, Rock the House is the party of the year! This live auction event to raise funds to support our community needs your help with the party planning!
Requests for In-Kind Donations
Chair: Nicole Campbell
Working alongside the Communications Manager, this committee helps to promote social media, events, and assist in capturing magic moments via photos/videos during Habitat functions for use on our website, in our monthly newsletter, on social media, and more!
If you are a marketing master, a social media pro, or have an eye for photography and video - this committee is the place for you!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in assisting our organization in any of the following ways:
Construction Skilled Labor
Home Design & Engineering
Legal and/or Financial Oversight or Support