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Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County Volunteer Information

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Transcript of Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County Volunteer Information

Seeking to put God's love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
The Mission of Habitat for Humanity
Clinton County

Locations of US Habitat for Humanity Affiliates
Habitat for Humanity local branches, known as affiliates, serve a specific community. There are more than 1,500 affiliates in the U.S. and 550 international affiliates.

There more than 80 affiliates in Michigan.

Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of the local operation including:
fund raising,
house construction,
family selection,
family support,
mortgage servicing,
volunteer relations and more.
Structure of Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International was ranked as
the 6th largest home builder in the United States in 2011
Established in February of 2000.

We are the ONLY Habitat serving in Clinton County.
Who We Are:
Habitat for Humanity
of Clinton County
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.

The Fullers were inspired to give away all of their money and their lives in Christian services to create Habitat for Humanity after their involvement with Koinonia Farm and its founder Clarence Jordan who utilized the idea of partnership housing.

Five years later, there were fourteen Habitat affiliates within the United States and seven internationally.

The History:Habitat for
Humanity International

Unpaid Volunteer

Director of Program Services

Site Hosts are the first person to welcome first time volunteers to the construction site, and they are incredibly valuable to ensure that volunteers are having a rewarding volunteer experience. Site Hosts are responsible for arriving to the construction site slightly before the start of the day, assisting the site leaders with sign-in, waiver completion, taking pictures, helping to keep volunteer moral up, ensuring everyone getting to know each other, and thanking everyone before they leave. Site hosts are most needed for groups.
Construction Site Host
Type
Supervisor
Summary
Building homes and hope in Clinton County, Michigan

Benefits of Volunteering
with Habitat for Humanity
of Clinton County

Being a part of the Habitat for Humanity mission
The opportunity to interact with a variety of different people
Learning new skills
Helping to create a safe and decent housing future for families in need
Also, volunteers may be able to deduct millage to volunteer activities from their taxes. Please consult your tax professional for eligibility information and more details on this.
Construction Safety
Quick facts:

Habitat for Humanity International’s headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Some of Habitat’s most famous volunteers, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, became involved in 1984. Carter, a resident of Georgia, befriended Millard Fuller and became involved with Habitat for Humanity. Carter is still a key volunteer to this day.

So far, Habitat for Humanity
has served over 6.8 million
families worldwide.
Where We Build:
Clinton County

We build simple, decent,
energy efficient homes that will be affordable to build and maintain.

We do new construction projects as well as renovation projects.

Renovations are built to
like new standards.

What we build:
Affordable:
families save by purchasing the home with no profit to Habitat for Humanity

Sustainable:
all homes are built to Energy Star standards which helps the environment as well as makes it more affordable for homeowner to maintain.
Features of Habitat
for Humanity Homes
Volunteering on the Construction site
No experience needed
- We will teach you all that you need to know to accomplish the job. You don't need to have any experience or prior construction knowledge.

Age restrictions
- Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers 16 and 17 years old must volunteer with an adult.

Demolition
- Volunteers with a compromised immune system or who are under the age of 18 are not permitted to volunteer when demolition work is being done.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering at the ReStore:
The ReStore is a resale store. We take new and gently used furniture, appliances and building materials and resell them to the public at well below the retail value. Proceeds benefit the creation of housing through the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County.

Shop:

We’re stocked with standard hardware materials and home appliances, including refrigerators, tiles, light bulbs, furniture, doors, windows and more, and include a variety of
low to high-end goods.

Volunteer:

The ReStore is made possible through the expertise and efforts of volunteers. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the ReStore, to help keep customers happy, and sell merchandise. Ever item sold helps to build another home.


The ReStore accepts new and gently-used furniture, appliances and building materials based on the condition and saleability of the items. For a more complete list of items not accepted, please visit
http://habitatclinton.org/the-restore/restore-donations-a-guide-to-what-we-cannot-accept/
Donate:
The Families
Every family is a partner. We do our best to ensure that they get a safe, decent, and affordable home and keep it. We provide zero-interest, zero down-payment, affordable mortgages.
Becoming a Habitat for Humanity Future Homeowner
Requirements and Criteria
Families are selected on three basic criteria:
A need for safe, decent housing
The ability to repay the no-profit mortgage
The willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity

Additionally, families must currently live in our service area within Clinton County.

Families must earn below 60% of the area median income.

With the intention learn home maintenance skills and to help build community, it is a requirement for future homeowners commit to 250 hours of sweat equity.
What does need look like?
Overcrowding, spending a large percentage of income on housing, unsafe home, unsafe neighborhoods and unfit living conditions.
How are our projects funded?
Committee Opportunities
Thank you for your support!

Contact Information
Habitat for Humanity
of Clinton County
2352 N U.S. 27
St. Johns MI 48879
(989) 227-1771
director@habitatclinton.org
www.habitatclinton.org
To sign up to
be a Site Host
Contact Amanda to indicate your interest and arrange to receive the "site host kit". Contact Volunteer Relations at 860-442-7890 ext 201or volunteer@habitatect.org

and visit our calendar of volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Up through www.habitatect.org.

Clarence Jordan

Linda and
Millard Fuller

Construction
ReStore
Office
Committee
To sign up to volunteer at the ReStore:
As an individual:
Go to www.habitatclinton.org
Click the link in the top middle of the page for Get Involved
Click the blue botton on the left side for volunteer information & application form
Your volunteer journey begins here!

As an group:
Please call our Store Manager, Elaine Curtis- (989) 227-0000
or our Community Engagement Coordinator Meredith Reynolds- (989) 227-1771 Ext. 4
ReStore Safety
There are a wide variety of committees that help to support the work of Habitat for Humanity.

Family Selection
Faith Relations
Site Selection
Resource Development
Construction
& many more!
Volunteering at the ReStore
Unpaid Volunteer

ReStore Managers

Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut ReStore Donation Pick up volunteers will be responsible for arriving to the ReStore in a timely fashion, driving the ReStore truck to donors' businesses and homes, picking up donated items, screening the items for acceptance, bringing the items back to the ReStore and unloading the truck into the ReStore receiving area. Donation pick ups are arranged by the ReStore assistance manager. A clean driving record is needed as well as excellent interpersonal skills. The truck will always have a driver and a helper when doing pick ups. Training will be provided.
ReStore Donation Pick Up
Type
Supervisor
Summary
To sign up to
be a ReStore
Pick Up Volunteer
Contact volunteer relations and let us know of your interest.
We will work with you to figure out a schedule that works, and get you signed up for training.
Once you are trained you will work your the ReStore representative to manage your volunteer schedule.
To sign up to
be a on a committee
Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator letting us know which committee(s) you are interested in.
We will give you more information about meeting times, the role of the committee and put you in contact with the committee chair.
Commnunity Engagement Coordinator
- volunteer@habitatclinton.org
or (989) 227-1771 Ext. 4
2352 N U.S. Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
Repeated water damage that the landlord wont fix properly
Deteriorated, inoperable windows through the home, leaving limited emergency exits and poor air quality
Mold throughout the home
Click to watch video before continuing
Click to watch video before continuing
Our ReStore is located at:
ReStore volunteers run all of the
operations at the store including donation
pick up, helping customers, cleaning
merchandise, putting it on the floor, loading merchandise into customers vehicles, running the register and more.
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