If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 503-844-7606 x 113.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the governing body of Willamette West Habitat for Humanity. All high-level decisions are filtered through this engaged, dedicated group of volunteers. These members understand the mission and importance of Habitat and work on critical strategic planning to support the organization's goal to support local families in their pursuit of decent and affordable housing. As Willamette West Habitat leaders, an annual financial contribution is expected.
Committee members are dedicated ambassadors from local churches and faith communities in the area. Volunteers work on ways to strategically involve more faith communities in supporting Habitat's goals of decent and affordable housing for families. They work with Habitat staff by providing information on approaching church events, faith builds, outreach/partnership opportunities, and fundraising. This committee meets the fourth Thursday at 11:30am at a different location each month.
There are no Homeowner Selection Committee meetings scheduled for 2019. Committee members play a vital role in the recruitment and selection of our partner families. Each year, this devoted group of volunteers work with the Homeowner Services Manager to plan, market and execute the community outreach meetings the public can attend to learn about our home ownership program. They review financial documents and attend in-home interviews. This is is a very hands-on, interactive committee who present final recommendations to our board of directors. The board then makes the final decision on which applicants to accept into the program. Committee meetings are in the evening; financial reviews and home visits are done during the day, all over a six month period that begins depending on our construction schedule for the year.
HOME BUILDING DESIGN
Committee members work with our Director of Construction in a hands-on volunteer experience to determine best building practices for our homes. Volunteers work with and discuss beneficial technology improvements and techniques that help our families and our volunteer team build decent and affordable homes. This significant team researches and becomes knowledgeable about up-to-date green building and Energy Star practices. Not to be confused with construction volunteers at the build site.
Committee members help identify and evaluate potential properties that might fit Willamette West requirements for location, pricing per lot, zoning, size, etc. These volunteers assist with the land purchase process and act as an advisory team. Coordinates with construction staff and company leadership.