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Volunteer Orientation Powerpoint


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Volunteer Orientation Powerpoint

  1. 1. Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County’s Monthly Volunteer Orientation
  2. 2. Welcome & Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity! We look forward to working side-by-side with you to eradicate poverty housing in Oakland County and around the world! In gratitude, Your Habitat Team
  3. 3. Test Your Knowledge Who founded Habitat for Humanity? Answer: Millard and Linda Fuller
  4. 4. Test Your Knowledge What does Habitat for Humanity Do? Answer: We work together to build affordable housing for low income families
  5. 5. Who We Are! • Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry. Our Mission: To eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Oakland County and around the world and to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. We work with God and people of all faiths and backgrounds to develop communities for people in need by building and renovating houses, creating homeownership opportunities and, in collaboration with others, transforming lives and neighborhoods.
  6. 6. Who We Are! • We are one of over 2000 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, 75 of which are in Michigan. • Since 1994, Habitat Oakland County has helped to house more than 145 families in Oakland County and across the world. • This means that approximately 350 people, about 225 of them children, are now able to come home at night to their own homes.
  7. 7. Who We Are! • Our affiliate is independently governed by our Board of Directors. These are local volunteers who set policy, obtain funding and resources, along with educating others about Habitat Oakland County. • Volunteers also populate many Habitat committees/teams, doing everything from selecting/supporting families to providing support services during our builds to creating and implementing special events. • Individual volunteers work with construction, our office, and our ReStore to carry out our mission.
  8. 8. What We Do • Habitat for Humanity provides a “hand up,” not a “hand out,” to families in need in Oakland County. • We offer Partner Families an opportunity to earn the right to purchase their own decent, affordable home, which they pay for and maintain. • Partner Families invest hundreds of “sweat equity” hours building their homes and the homes of others. • Homes are sold at no profit and with no interest charged. • Mortgage payments are placed in a revolving fund used to support Habitat programs and expand the mission. • Volunteers provide the labor; while, individuals, church, and corporate sponsors provide the money and materials to build/rehab Habitat houses.
  9. 9. Build Information • All current building projects for this affiliate are focused in Pontiac, allowing the affiliate to keep homes affordable and to participate in the redevelopment of that entire community. • We also have homeowners in Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak Township, White Lake, and Holly Michigan. • New homes are typically 3- and 4-bedroom, 1-bath, ranch, bungalow, and two story houses of approximately 1200-1400 square feet.
  10. 10. Build Procedure • Professionals do all excavating, electrical, heating, dry wall and rough plumbing. • Volunteers -construct the walls and roof -put on shingles -install doors and windows -put up siding -build porches including stairs -paint -Install: cabinets and closet shelves, baseboards and moldings, sinks and toilets, garbage disposals, faucets and lighting fixtures, and complete the landscaping.
  11. 11. Build Procedure • Houses require approximately 204 eight-hour shifts by volunteers to be completed. • Blitz builds involve consecutive day building. • Habitual Construction Volunteers (Core Volunteers): We have groups of devoted construction volunteers who regularly volunteer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, year-round to support our mission and help train and keep volunteers safe.
  12. 12. Finance Information • Our most current new homes cost approximately $90,000 because we build “green” to assure that homeowners will have manageable energy costs after they move into their homes. • The Partner Family mortgage equals: actual materials and professional labor costs less grants and assistance. • The goal is to keep monthly payments at approximately $500 - $550 per month, including an escrow for taxes and insurance.
  13. 13. Finance Information • 100% of all mortgage payments go into the Habitat Oakland County revolving fund to build more homes and support programs. • All Habitat home loans are at 0% interest and range from 20-30 years. • Most families qualify for down payment assistance or grants. • All families pay $1,000 down payment
  14. 14. Among our Accomplishments • In 2009, we completed 10 houses and rehabs. • $0.83 of every dollar raised goes directly to construction costs. • Habitat Oakland County opened a ReStore in March of 2006; this store accepts donates of: - new/gently used home building materials, - furniture - fixtures - lights - and appliances. Then these items are resold to the public at 30-75% off the retail price. This store helps to raise more funds for our mission.
  15. 15. Among our Accomplishments • The Oakland, Macomb and Detroit affiliates raised $500,000 for hurricane relief through the Chrysler Financial Country Cares Concert. • That money was used to construct and ship 40 “homes in a box” with cash donations added to Houston, Fort Worth and College Station, TX. • It also fully funded a house in Jackson, MS; which we sent a crew to construct in May 2006. • Since April 2007, we have sent seven crews for week-long builds in Bay St. Louis, MS.
  16. 16. Our Roots: History of Habitat for Humanity • In September 1976, Millard and Linda called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream • Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), as and organization, was born at this meeting. • The eight years that followed, vividly described in Millard Fuller’s book, Love in the Motar Joints, proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable. • Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its incredibly successful course.
  17. 17. Our Roots: History of Habitat for Humanity • In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. • Their personal involvement in Habitat’s ministry brought the organization visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. • Today, Habitat for Humanity has build more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in 3,000 communities worldwide.
  18. 18. Volunteer Guidelines • VOLUNTEERS OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OAKLAND COUNTY ARE WILLING TO: 1. Become thoroughly familiar with Habitat Oakland County’s policies and procedures. 2. Work a specified number of hours (if applicable) each week or month, on a schedule established by mutual agreement. 3. Arrive promptly and report reliably for scheduled work, as well as provide a monthly accounting of their volunteers hours served (If worked hours outside of the construction site and/or ReStore). 4. Attend orientation and training sessions, as scheduled. 5. Respect and maintain an open and working relationship with the staff team and other volunteers, especially that wonderful group of volunteers – our Partner Families. 6. Carry out assignments willingly and seek assistance from other volunteers or staff if any situation requires special services. 7. Each year, sign and abide by the affiliates’ Waiver of Liability Form.
  19. 19. Volunteer Rights: 1. Be assigned worthwhile and challenging jobs, with the freedom to use existing skills and/or develop new ones. 2. Be provided orientation, training and supervision, as well as clear explanations concerning the creating or elimination of responsibilities. 3. Expect that appropriate internal planning, coordination, and cooperation takes place so that their time is not wasted. 4. Receive appropriate recognition in the form of awards or certificates of achievement, and , more importantly, expect day-to-day recognition for their volunteer contributions.
  20. 20. Volunteers Have a Responsibility to: 1. Fulfill their commitments, or find qualified substitutes/quickly notify the designated person so a substitute can be found 2. Use reasonable judgment in making decisions when there appears to be no written or formal policy. 3. As soon as possible thereafter, consult with a supervisor for guidelines in handling future similar situations. 4. Provide feedback, suggestions and recommendations to increase the effectiveness of Habitat Oakland County’s programs and procedures. 5. Be considerate, respect others’ competencies and work effectively as a member of the volunteer staff team
  21. 21. Volunteer Opportunities: • OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Clerical, data entry, answering phones as needed, etc. Mondays and Wednesdays at 150 Osmun St., Pontiac, MI 48342 Shifts: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; or 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers can be as young as 16 to assist in the office and must have office experience and/or strong computer skills. • RESTORE: Assist customers and help keep the ReStore organized and functional. Tuesday – Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 150 Osmun St., Pontiac, MI 48342 Volunteers can be a s young as 16 years old to volunteer. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. • CONSTRUCTION: On-going construction projects weekly Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers can be as young as 16 years old to volunteer on certain construction projects. Please contact either or construction or volunteer department to receive approval for minors. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  22. 22. TEAMS!! • Since Habitat for Humanity is mostly operated by volunteers there are many opportunities for people to volunteer in different areas of our organization. • We have started up multiple teams and are looking for volunteers who are self-managing, group oriented, and have strong leadership skills to help with each team at different levels.
  23. 23. Volunteer Department Contact Information • Alesha Allen Volunteer Liaison 248-338-1843 ex. 226 Contact for information on volunteering and any community service needs • Marnese Jackson Volunteer Coordinator 248-338-1843 ex. 224 Contact for information on volunteering and becoming a operational team member. • Dana Gibson Youth United Manager 248-338-1843 ex. 301 Contact for information on Youth United Program and A Brush with Kindness
  24. 24. Volunteer Department ANNOUNCEMENTS Habitat Spring Fair Saturday, March 27, 2010 10-12p.m.
  25. 25. Thank you for attending this Orientation! In gratitude, Your Habitat Team