Habitat for Humanity of Evansville

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Committees

    We have a variety of committees on which you can serve.

  • Food/Snack Provider

    Snack providers:
    Make or buy snacks for at least 40 people and drop them off the day before the build or come out at 9:00 (during morning break) and give the snacks to the build volunteers from the information table. 

    Food providers:
    Please make or buy a simple decent meal that will satisfy at least 50 people.  Examples of meals provided in the past have been deli platters or chili.

  • Framing

    We can let you know when we are framing a house if you are interested in volunteering on build days when we will primarily be framing. No experience needed! 

  • Fundraising

    Help us to raise funds through a variety of campaigns.

  • Landscaping

    We can let you know when we are ready to seed, straw and landscape! No experience required.  

  • Office Support

    We need volunteers to help in the front office by processing incoming phone calls as well as greeting individuals arriving and departing from the Habitat for Humanity of Evansville Facilities. Regularly assist with other office tasks as needed. 

  • Painting

    We can let you know when we will be painting in interior of a Habitat house! No experience is needed and we will provide all materials necessary! 

  • Photographer/Videographer

    If you have an interest in capturing the joy and excitement of the build process and the happiness of a partner family at dedication as a volunteer photographer. All you need is a digital camera and/or video camera and an outgoing personality. We can even give you tips on how to capture these special moments.

  • Roofing

    We could use your help when we are working on the roof, mainly the roof decking. You must be comfortable with heights and working on roofs, and be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Siding

    We can let you know when we will be installing vinyl siding on a house. No experience needed.

  • Social Media Contributor

    Share photos, quotes or brief stories from Habitat build sites or special events on Facebook to show others in real-time what’s happening at Habitat for Humanity of Evansville.

  • Special events

    We run a variety of special events locally including The Red Bookcase and The Welcome Home Project. 


444 S Linwood Ave - Eyewitness News Build

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Eyewitness News Volunteers

The home for the Datman family is being sponsored by Eyewitness News and built at 444-448 S Linwood Ave. Only those affiliated with Eyewitness News may sign up to volunteer for these build days.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

7/26/2014 8/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

520 S Evans Ave - Lutheran Build 2014

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Lutheran Build Volunteers

The home for the McCloskey family is being sponsored and built by Lutherans for Habitat and built at 520 S Evans Ave. Only those affiliated with Lutherans for Habitat may sign up to volunteer for these build days.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

8/9/2014 8/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

531 S Linwood Ave - Women Build 2014

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Women's Council of Realtors Volunteer Day

The home for the Stewart family is being sponsored by Women Build and built at 531 S Linwood Ave. Women's Council of Realtors' members wanting to volunteer may sign up to volunteer for these build days.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

7/26/2014 7/26/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

Committees

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Family Selection Committee

Description

Recruits and selects the families that are presented to the Board of Directors for approval to become part of the Habitat for Humanity of Evansville homeownership program.

Summary of Duties

  • Attend home visits with families that have applied to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity of Evansville program
  • Assess the current living arrangements of families and report findings to the committee
  • Provide reports on families living arrangements to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Training and support is provided.

Contact

Jeanne Mesker

Mortgage/Administrative Specialist

(812) 423-5623 ext 32

jmesker@evansvillehabitat.org

 

Meetings

The fourth Monday of each month at 5:15pm.

Much of the work performed by Family Selection Committee members is done outside the actual meeting. Family visits are typically conducted during the evening hours or on weekends.

7/28/2014 12/22/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Group Volunteer Days

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Toyota Build Day

This volunteer day is reserved for Toyota employees.

The address and volunteer tasks for this build day have not yet been determined. Please check back at a later date for updates.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

All volunteers must sign a Liability Waiver annually. To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

9/20/2014 9/20/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Uniseal Build Day

This volunteer day is reserved for the employees of Uniseal.

The address and volunteer tasks for this build day have not yet been determined. Please check back at a later date for updates.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

All volunteers must sign a Liability Waiver annually. To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

8/19/2014 8/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Internships

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Development Intern

Position:  Development Intern (Unpaid)

 

Accountable to:  Major Gifts Officer, Development Director

 

Description: The Development Intern will work with the Major Gifts Officer to develop a background in development, fundraising and strategic planning.

 

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Flexible schedule

 

Responsibilities:

  • Turn paper files into digital format and link to records of constituents in Raiser’s Edge development software
  • Update and sort existing paper files
  • Assist with fundraising activities
  • Coordinate meetings and events
  • Develop and implement outreach activities
  • Compile pertinent information into a weekly Development Report for the Major Gifts Officer and Development Director
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
8/1/2014 12/19/2014 2Seasonal  2No shifts available  
Family Services Intern

Position:  Family Services Intern (Unpaid)

 

Accountable to:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 

Description: The Family Services Intern will work with Partner Families during their sweat equity process.

 

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Some evening and Saturdays for Homeowners Classes

 

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the Partner Family database updated with current information on individual Partner Families and the number of sweat equity hours they have completed.
  • Attend meeting with Volunteer Workforce Manager and each Partner Family once a month to discuss sweat equity deadlines and goals.
  • Assist Volunteer Workforce Manager with scheduling Partner Family Homeowner’s Classes.
  • Compile pertinent information into a weekly Partner Family Report for the Volunteer Workforce Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented
8/1/2014 12/19/2014 2Seasonal  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Data Manager Intern

Position:  Volunteer Data Manager Intern (Unpaid)

 

Accountable to:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 

Description: The Volunteer Data Manager Intern will maintain the volunteer database with up-to-date information on volunteers.

 

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Flexible schedule

 

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the volunteer database updated with current information on individual and group volunteers.
  • Ensure volunteers have signed have completed all forms and liability waivers required before their volunteer event date.
  • Ensure that volunteer sites are stocked with the required data management forms.
  • Record volunteers attendance and hours in the volunteer database
  • Compile pertinent information into a weekly Volunteer Relations Report for the Volunteer Workforce Manager
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented
8/1/2014 12/19/2014 2Seasonal  2No shifts available  
Volunteer Relations Intern

Position: Volunteer Relations Intern (Unpaid)

 

Accountable to:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 

Description: Volunteer Relations Intern serves as a liaison between the Site Leader and the volunteers.

 

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester.
  • Attendance at build days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome volunteers on site, share information about the HFH ministry, coordinate devotion.
  • Be present on site to support volunteers, ensure that their personal needs are met and that the tasks at hand are explained clearly.
  • Provide explanation for the liability waiver and ensure that all volunteers sign one.
  • Assist Retention Manager Intern with sending acknowledgements to volunteers shortly after their service.
  • Assist Volunteer Data Manager Intern with processing Liability Waivers, Site Sign-in Sheets and volunteer information
  • Ensure that water, snacks and coffee are stocked on site.
  • Provide feedback and reports to the Volunteer Workforce Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it.
  • Know the many different reasons people volunteer and the reasons HFH chooses to build houses with volunteers.
  • Understand the difference between “doing for" and "doing with."
  • Understand the difference between "enabling" and "empowering."
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking to groups and expressing the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
8/1/2014 12/19/2014 2Seasonal  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Retention Intern

Position: Volunteer Retention Intern (Unpaid)

 

Accountable to:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 

Description: The Volunteer Retention Manager is responsible for developing and coordinating programs for volunteer retention and reward.

 

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester.
  • Flexible hours

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee evaluation process for volunteer program, including obtaining feedback from volunteers and supervisors.
  • Communicate and coordinate with all personnel who supervise volunteers.
  • Ensure that acknowledgements are sent to all volunteers in a timely manner.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of a formal program for volunteer retention and recognition.
  • Solicit donations in-kind for bottled water, lunch for volunteers on site, coffee supplies, safety equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Develop strategies and procedures for dealing with difficult volunteers. Communicate with personnel who supervise volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it.
  • Know the many different reasons people volunteer and the reasons HFH chooses to build houses with volunteers.
  • Understand the difference between “doing for" and "doing with."
  • Understand the difference between "enabling" and "empowering."
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be comfortable speaking to large groups of people about HFH mission and ministry.
  • Be organized and proactive.  Experience as a volunteer is helpful.
8/1/2014 12/19/2014 2Seasonal  0All shifts available  

Veteran Build Days

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
The Vet Center Build Day

Only those affiliated with The Vet Center may sign up to volunteer for these build days.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

9/27/2014 9/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Veterans Build Day

Only Veterans may sign up to volunteer for these build days.

Online Safety Training – All volunteers are encouraged complete an online safety training course before volunteering. Safety training link: http://habitat.lezage.com/login.cfm?dp=24 use code: Use code W8NAEBTG and select the "Volunteering on a Habitat site" training option.

To sign our 2014 Liability Waiver online, please use the link below

https://www.hellosign.com/s/98065e34

Questions? Call Andrea at 812-423-5623 ext 33 or email award@evansvillehabitat.org

9/23/2014 9/23/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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