Committee members are volunteers who help us with a myriad of different things. From Ad Hoc event planning to ReStore advisory (RAC), our committees are groups of dedicated people who commit to working until a project is done. They do a lot of different tasks on a need by need basis and usually meet once a month. Currently, our committees are:
• ReStore Advisory
• Faith Relations
• Family Selection
• Site Development
• Resource Development
• Run, Walk, Ride
• Nick’s Gala
Habitat Ambassadors are our representatives within the community. Ambassador volunteers know a lot about all of our programs and are able to convey that information in a friendly and helpful manner. One of the main jobs of the Habitat Ambassador is to run an information booth at Habitat-run and community events.
Office Assistants are volunteers who like to see the big picture of our organization. They know that data entry and working an office may seem dull but actually a very big piece of how we function day to day as an organization. Office assistants need to have a basic understanding of common P.C. programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.) and a willingness to learn other, more complex programs as the need arises. Office volunteers also get the extreme pleasure of working alongside our superstar office staff in a dog-friendly office!
The ReStore, our new/gently used goods retail location, is the most common way that community members get involved with us. Revenue from the ReStore goes directly towards supporting our homebuilding program in Yamhill County. ReStore volunteers are in the perfect position to represent our affiliate and our mission in every interaction with a customer. ReStore volunteers are part flight attendants, part customer service gurus, part fix-it wiz’s. There are 3 main volunteer positions within the ReStore:
• Floor Associate– To work as a floor associate in the ReStore you must able to communicate well with others and have a great customer service ethic.
• Cashier– Cashiers are in charge of manning the till and keeping accurate count of the sales for the shift. To be a cashier we require you to work for 1 month as a floor associate and then also go through cashier training.
• Receiving Room Volunteer– The Receiving Room is (arguably) the most important part of the entire ReStore. It is where we accept or decline donations, fix and clean things that can be saved, and move items onto the floor for sale. Receiving Room volunteers must be hardworking and able to work independently on projects. Also, a little experience with handiwork or fixing things goes a long way!
Construction volunteers are people who like to get their hands dirty and work outside, no matter the weather. People who choose to be part of our construction team are not required to have any type of previous construction or building experience. They simply need to be willing to work hard, make mistakes, and learn how to be better. Construction volunteers need to be at least 16years old, 14 if you are going to volunteer with a parent. There are also other opportunities at the constructions site besides building, including:
• Site hosts/hostesses
• Snack providers
• Tool managers
• Family consultants
Yes! We do those! Are you passionate about a certain part of our mission or programs? Want to learn more about our organization or learn a new skill? Have the drive to work on a longer term individually managed project? We want you as an intern! Internships are supervised by our staff and can be for educational credit. Unfortunately, all internships done at the McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity are unpaid. Hours for internships are flexible but it is up to the student to support themselves throughout the internship. Successful interns will leave with a better understanding of the inner workings of a small non-profit, our mission, and a fantastic reference.