New Volunteer Orientation
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
Welcome!
Today, we’ll cover…
• Introduction to Habitat for Humanity
• Affordable Housing and Habitat Families
• Habitat Ho...
Introduction to
Habitat for Humanity
Our Mission
With God’s grace, and the cooperation of
people from all walks of life, Tacoma/Pierce
County Habitat for Human...
Partnership with Families
Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program.
• To qualify, partner
families must
complete 50...
Volunteer Driven
The work we do would not be possible
without your hard work and support.
All are welcome.
Habitat is an ecumenical Christian organization. We
work with people of all backgrounds.
Building Communities
What do we build?
New Construction
Home Repair
Home
Rehabilitation
Impact
Habitat for Humanity, International:
• Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller
• 2 million people housed in over 90 count...
Habitat for Humanity Worldwide
For every house built by
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat
for Humanity, we tithe $4500 to
Habit...
Habitat Families
and Affordable Housing
Need in Pierce County
In the past ten years, rent in Pierce County
has increased by 54%.
Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouche...
Habitat Family Selection
Income of 30-80% AMI (area-median income)
• Family of four earning between $20,000 - $53,600
Will...
Habitat Homes
We are currently building in these neighborhoods:
Current Neighborhoods
Located in Parkland
• at 104th St E and Golden
Given Road
Largest Neighborhood to Date
• 30 homes on...
Current Neighborhoods
Lakewood neighborhood of Tillicum
• 30 scattered home sites throughout
Tillicum is focal area for NR...
Special Builds
Women Build
• Empowering women to build
Building on Faith
• Built by local faith community
Team Habitat
• O...
Getting Started with Construction
Construction Volunteering
You do not need prior
construction experience.
Build Days:
Wednesday – Saturday year
round
All c...
Worksite Culture
Be safe and have fun.
Be respectful, courteous, and inclusive.
Support partner families working on site.
...
What to Bring and What to Wear
• All construction tools are
provided
• Bring water and snack
• Bring a lunch unless
otherw...
Worksite Schedule
8:45 – 9:00 Arrive and sign in
9:00 – 9:15 Site Orientation
9:15 – 10:30 Work
10:30 – 10:45 Snack Break
...
Using VolunteerUP
• Group volunteers who wish to return to volunteer
later as an individual must complete an online
volunt...
Safety and Logistics
Remember to watch the Construction Safety Video to
complete the training!
Safety and Logistics
Thank you for viewing!
Email any questions to volunteer@tpc-habitat.org
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Volunteer orientation for online training (7 10-14)

  1. 1. New Volunteer Orientation Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
  2. 2. Welcome! Today, we’ll cover… • Introduction to Habitat for Humanity • Affordable Housing and Habitat Families • Habitat Homes • Safety and Logistics
  3. 3. Introduction to Habitat for Humanity
  4. 4. Our Mission With God’s grace, and the cooperation of people from all walks of life, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to build and own simple, decent affordable housing.
  5. 5. Partnership with Families Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program. • To qualify, partner families must complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” • In return they pay an affordable mortgage
  6. 6. Volunteer Driven The work we do would not be possible without your hard work and support.
  7. 7. All are welcome. Habitat is an ecumenical Christian organization. We work with people of all backgrounds.
  8. 8. Building Communities What do we build? New Construction Home Repair Home Rehabilitation
  9. 9. Impact Habitat for Humanity, International: • Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller • 2 million people housed in over 90 countries • 10th biggest U.S. home builder in 2013 Our affiliate (Tacoma/Pierce County): • Founded in 1985 • Completed 210+ homes • More than 350 adults and 610 children housed
  10. 10. Habitat for Humanity Worldwide For every house built by Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we tithe $4500 to Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. This builds an entire home!
  11. 11. Habitat Families and Affordable Housing
  12. 12. Need in Pierce County In the past ten years, rent in Pierce County has increased by 54%. Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers: • Local Housing Authority Waiting List: 3-5 years and 1000+ families • Public Housing Options Waiting List: 3-7 years and 4500+ families Other Affordable Housing Options: Habitat for Humanity: Similar income guidelines, but families are usually in their homes within 12 months, and the solution to the family’s housing crisis is permanent.
  13. 13. Habitat Family Selection Income of 30-80% AMI (area-median income) • Family of four earning between $20,000 - $53,600 Willingness to Partner • 500 sweat equity hours • Homeowner education classes Current Housing Situation • Health concerns • Unsafe housing • Overcrowding • Large rent burden Families are selected for homeownership with Habitat based on these criteria:
  14. 14. Habitat Homes We are currently building in these neighborhoods:
  15. 15. Current Neighborhoods Located in Parkland • at 104th St E and Golden Given Road Largest Neighborhood to Date • 30 homes on 7+ acres Neighborhood Amenities • Community house • Sports court • Playground and tot lot • Community garden • Wetlands overlook The Woods at Golden Given
  16. 16. Current Neighborhoods Lakewood neighborhood of Tillicum • 30 scattered home sites throughout Tillicum is focal area for NRI • Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative - works to unite new home construction and home repair efforts within a specific low-income neighborhood NRI is available to • All residents of Tillicum • Military veterans anywhere in Pierce County Tillicum
  17. 17. Special Builds Women Build • Empowering women to build Building on Faith • Built by local faith community Team Habitat • Opportunity for corporate, community, or faith-based groups to build together as a team
  18. 18. Getting Started with Construction
  19. 19. Construction Volunteering You do not need prior construction experience. Build Days: Wednesday – Saturday year round All construction volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
  20. 20. Worksite Culture Be safe and have fun. Be respectful, courteous, and inclusive. Support partner families working on site. Treat others as you would like to be treated. No inappropriate language. Alcohol, drugs, smoking, tobacco, and e-cigarettes are prohibited. Observe safety signs and take precaution on site.
  21. 21. What to Bring and What to Wear • All construction tools are provided • Bring water and snack • Bring a lunch unless otherwise advised • Closed toed shoes / boots • Long pants (no shorts!) • Shirt with sleeves • Appropriate clothes for both construction work and rainy weather.
  22. 22. Worksite Schedule 8:45 – 9:00 Arrive and sign in 9:00 – 9:15 Site Orientation 9:15 – 10:30 Work 10:30 – 10:45 Snack Break 10:45 – 12:30 Work 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break 1:00 – 2:30 Work 2:30 – 3:30 Clean Up
  23. 23. Using VolunteerUP • Group volunteers who wish to return to volunteer later as an individual must complete an online volunteer profile. • Online scheduling can be accessed up to one month in advance. • If you’re volunteering with a group, make sure you check the box next to your group name.
  24. 24. Safety and Logistics
  25. 25. Remember to watch the Construction Safety Video to complete the training! Safety and Logistics
  26. 26. Thank you for viewing! Email any questions to volunteer@tpc-habitat.org

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