Volunteer committees are responsible for much of the work that keeps Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County going. In fact, there are about 10 hours of volunteer time logged for every volunteer hour logged at one of our construction sites. If you think you might be interested in serving on a committee or learning about one, please fill out the form below or call our office at 360.715.9170.
Homebuyer Selection Committee
Our Homebuyer Selection Committee handles applications from individuals and families wanting to become Habitat partners. Committee members evaluate each application based on Habitat’s eligibility criteria and make recommendations to the Board of Directors as to which applications show a willingness to partner with Habitat, and which applicants have the greatest likelihood of success in completing their 500 hours of sweat equity as their downpayment.
Homebuyer and Homeowner Support Committee
The Homebuyer and Homeowner Support Committee works with applicants who have been accepted as Habitat partners, providing support and information throughout the home-building process. Tracking sweat-equity hours and progress. This committee acts as advocates when interacting with Habitat staff in business matters relating to both the home-building and mortgage-lending aspects of what will become a 20- to 30-year relationship with Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.
Faith Relations Committee
Habitat was founded as a Christian ministry, and we feel that our mission to eliminate poverty housing is a direct response to Jesus’s admonition to love our neighbor’s as ourselves. Members of the Faith Relations Committee focus on getting local faith communities involved in various ways in creating more safe, decent, affordable housing in our community.
Store Advisory Committee
Our Habitat Store is the social enterprise that helps fund the mission of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. We’re always looking for community members with experience in areas such as retail management, merchandising, marketing, and logistics to offer their insight and experience. The Store Advisory Committee works to help us raise the profile, profitability, donations, customer, and community service of the Habitat Store.
Resource Development Committee
Habitat is always in the process of building our Resource Development Committee. Members of this committee would ideally be volunteers with an interest or background in fundraising, community networking, event public relations, media, web design, or social media. We’re looking for passionate people with ideas to help us raise the profile of Habitat in our community, creating interest and excitement in our mission.
Want to join a committee?
Please submit this short form and a staff member will contact you soon to schedule your volunteer orientation and safety training so you can start helping Habitat!