Join a Committee
Call our office if you are interested in joining any of these committees for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County:
(a) Family Selection Committee:
This committee is responsible for drafting and updating the selection criteria, recruiting applicants, screening applications, interviewing applicants, and recommending applicants to the board of directors for approval as prospective homeowners.
(b) Family Support Committee:
This committee provides Habitat homeowners and prospective homeowners with a mutual support system, educational opportunities, and a forum for discussions pertaining to home ownership and maintenance, all for the purpose of helping families to break the poverty cycle and become independent.
(c) Resource Development:
This committee coordinates the raising of funds needed to conduct the business of the corporation. The tasks coordinated by the committee, in partnership with the full board, shall include fundraising campaigns, grant proposal writing, special fundraising events, and cultivation of major donors. This committee emphasizes and promotes the importance of Christian stewardship in the servicing of donors and supporters.
Subcommittees of Resource Development include
1) Events plans celebrations and fundraisers for the affiliate.
2) PR & Media provides publicity for the affiliate’s events.
3) Grants & Large Donors seeks funding for safe, decent, affordable homes.
4) Cars for Homes advertises for vehicle donations to support Habitat’s work.
(d) Church Relations Committee:
The Church Relations Committee seeks to strengthen the support of the affiliate’s work by gaining volunteers, prayer, and financial resources from all community churches. The Church Relations committee is the liaison between the affiliate and the faith community, facilitating communication and developing partnerships.
(e) Site Selection Committee:
This committee is responsible for targeting the areas or areas of the community in which the projects of the corporation shall be developed, investigating and researching the availability of property, and recommending property to the board of directors for acquisition. The committee works in conjunction with the Building Committee to evaluate the suitability of potential sites prior to acquisition.
(f) Construction Committee:
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing the construction projects of the corporation. The tasks directed by this committee include developing or obtaining house plans, soliciting appropriate professional construction help when needed, developing list of needed building materials and assisting the Resource Development committee in obtaining these, developing a building schedule and coordinating volunteers, and supervising construction.
A Construction subcommittee is the affiliates new program called A Brush With Kindness (ABWK). This group works with low-income families, including the elderly and disabled, to maintain their homes through painting, weatherization, and minor repairs.