The Role Of Volunteers
Volunteers are the heart of Longview Habitat. From board members to those directly involved in construction, volunteers make a world a difference.
Our volunteers build houses, raise funds, work in the administrative office, provide lunch for volunteers at the work site, work at our ReStore, serve as board members, staff various committees and do much, much more for the Longview community. Habitat volunteers give an average of 6,500 hours in service to the organization each year !
As a matter of fact, volunteers are the reason we can build affordable, decent houses. Construction of Habitat houses is made possible through the labor of our homeowners working side by side with dedicated Longview volunteers every year. On average, construction volunteers save the organization $70,000.00 ( 2015) annually in labor costs. These savings are passed directly to the homeowner.
We construct 2- 4 homes each year with the help of volunteers. We build each Saturday 8am- Noon when homes are under construction. Each build requires an average of ten build days (ten Saturdays). No construction experience is necessary to volunteer!
Follow the Volunteer Now link below for more information.
- Habitat doesn’t just happen. Volunteers on our committees plan and implement the work of Habitat. To join a committee or find out about the next meeting, email email@example.com.
- Help prepare our quarterly newsletters and other mailings ready.
- Help spread the Good News of Habitat by speaking to civic groups, churches, etc.
- Work with the Church Relations committee to create and strengthen Habitat’s partnership with your church.
- Answer the phone, process the mail, make copies, file, graphic design, etc. Are you a saavy social media user? You can help Habitat maintain Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and this website.
Writing, Video, Photography
- Write articles, take photos at events and on the build site. Use your video talents to record and produce features of Habitat activities or coordinate and edit our newsletter.
- If you’re a professional in these, or any other field, and are willing to help as needed, let us know.
- Help to keep our computer records current; experience with QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Access is a plus.
- Help plan and conduct volunteer, recognition, and fundraising events.
- Merchandising, sales, data entry, graphic design, donation pick up and warehousing are a few ways to volunteer at the ReStore.
If you love browsing the aisles at hardware stores, enjoy fixing things, are an aid DIY’er or just want to help recycle building materials while supporting our mision to provide safe, decent homes in Longview , the ReStore needs you.
The ReStore program will continue to expand as more willing volunteers contribute valuable time, skills, and expertise.
- Setup Assistants
- Sales Assistants
- Drivers and Pickup Crew
Brush With Kindness
Time to get your hands dirty! Our Brush With Kindess Program helps elderly and disabled homeowners maintain the exterior of their homes. Projects typically include:
- Minor Repairs
- Yard Work
- Trash Pick-Up
- Ramp building, etc.
East Texas yards can get out of control in a hurry so basically every weekend we will be meeting to help do our part!
Check out our volunteer schedule and see which date works best for you and come get your hands dirty with us!