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 support time logged for every volunteer hour logged at the construction site. If you think you might be interested in serving on a committee or learning more about one, fill out the form below or give us a call 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 applicants show a willingness to partner and have the greatest likelihood of success in completing 500 hours of sweat equity as their down payment.—
- 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 homebuilding process, tracking sweat equity progress, and acting as advocates when interacting with Habitat staff in business matters relating to both the homebuilding 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’ admonition to love our neighbors as ourselves. Members of the Faith Relations Committee focus on getting local faith communities involved in various ways in creating safe, decent, affordable housing in our community.—
- Store Advisory Committee
The Habitat Store is the social enterprise that helps fund the Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s mission. We are always looking for community members with experience in areas such as retail management, merchandising, marketing, and logistics to offer their insight. The Store Advisory Committee works to help raise the profile, profitability, donations, and customer service of the Habitat Store.—
- Resource Development Committee
We are also looking to build a Resource Development Committee. Members 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 Habitat’s profile in the community and create interest and excitement around our mission!—
Want to be a Habitat Volunteer?
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 build!