There are several committees that meet monthly (1st Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 PM in Waterville) and are always looking for people to help and bring new ideas. Please read the committee descriptions below and if you’d like to get involved contact us.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the decision making and policy-setting body of Waterville Area HFH. It sets financial goals and priorities, manages legal matters, and communicates with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) as well as the Regional Support Center. Board members, elected at the affiliate’s annual meeting in May, agree to serve two-year terms. Board members attend regular monthly meetings, and most serve on at least one other committee. The Board elects an affiliate President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer on an annual basis.
Finance & Administration
Provides aid and assistance to the Board of Directors in the development and monitoring of policies in the areas of finance, office administration, human resources, purchasing, and governance. Assists in the preparation of an annual revenue and expense budget for submission to the Board of Directors. Works closely with the Resource Development Committee to coordinate development of the resources needed to meet the revenue goals of the budget.
Plans and develops ReStore potential, including business planning, site selection, and administrative development. Once established, helps to grow the ReStore through community awareness of the service that the store can provide. Generates ideas for acquiring new and used building materials and deals with other store related issues. Through educating the community in the benefits of donating products, promoting new inventory to increase customer sales, and by encouraging volunteer engagement, the committee will help to continue the success of WAHFH’s mission.
Identify strengths and weaknesses within the current Board. Identifies potential board members. Extends invitations to potential board members and answers initial questions. Develops a board orientation program for board nominees. Conducts a board orientation, answers questions about WAHFH in general and the Board specifically. Identify strengths and weaknesses within the current Board. Identifies potential board members. Extends invitations to potential board members and answers initial questions. Develops a board orientation program for board nominees. Conducts a board orientation, answers questions about WAHFH in general and the Board specifically.
Provides the strategic direction of the marketing and external communications of WAHFH. The committee assists in messaging and creating strategies for the campaign, major gifts, and supports marketing needs of the various committees when requested. Identifies key messaging and develops the best tools to communicate the messages. Provides the strategic direction of the marketing and external communications of WAHFH. The committee assists in messaging and creating strategies for the campaign, major gifts, and supports marketing needs of the various committees when requested. Identifies key messaging and develops the best tools to communicate the messages.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with area churches for the purpose of carrying out the mission of WAHFH. The committee is responsible for ensuring a quality experience for WAHFH Church Partners and creating effective communication between WAHFH and partner congregations.
Provides volunteer leadership in developing and implementing successful campaigns and other fundraising strategies for the sustainment of WAHFH. The Committee works to develop and implement specific strategies that will increase corporate, foundation, and individual giving while raising awareness around WAHFH programs. Supports all aspects of fundraising including annual fund to developing major gifts and planned giving programs. Improves the community’s awareness of WAHFH, recognize its participants, and encourage new donations of time and materials.
Develops a land acquisition strategy and criteria for future builds. This committee follows up with inquiries and offers of donated lots and/or houses. Identifies potential sites, evaluates sites suitability for affiliate’s basic house plans, develop a site acquisitions criteria policy for board approval, implement the board-approved site acquisition policy and maintain acquired sites.
Develops construction capacity to build more homes, to review building codes, design plans, and review building schedules. Responsible for assisting the organization and the Construction Manager in the planning, designing and scheduling of simple, decent, affordable homes in the 13 communities WAHFH serves. This includes reviewing architectural drawings, researching new building techniques and products with energy efficiency in mind and developing a build schedule. The committee is also responsible for working closely with the Volunteer Committee to recruit and retain long term volunteers (crew leaders) as well as identifying new volunteer groups to target.
Family Selection and Support
Responsible for recommending to the board of directors candidate families who meet the WAHFH criteria of need for shelter, ability to make no-interest loan payments, and ability to partner with WAHFH. Organizes and carries out application, interview, and selection processes.Serves as partners/mentors to the families going through the Habitat program. Answer partner family questions, address concerns, works with and motivates families through sweat equity, home ownership education, home purchase process, adjustment to new responsibilities and continued partnership with the organization. The committee is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating this aspect of the program. Responsible to plan their dedication along with the partner family.
Responsible for the recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers. The committee is responsible for ensuring a quality volunteer experience for WAHFH volunteers. The committee works closely with the other committees to ensure the utilization of effective volunteer management practices.
Recruits, interviews, trains, and coordinates volunteers. Receives and screens volunteer contact information. Sets up volunteers with the appropriate committee or work crew. Organizes and schedules the work crews for home builds. Arranges for water and refreshments at work site.