Have you logged your volunteer hours?
Volunteers: please log your hours by signing in and out at the building sites with the construction supervisor and at the ReStore, and on the sheets provided for office volunteers and Board and committee members at the Habitat office.
Habitat Choptank volunteers contributed 22,979 hours in FY14!
Volunteerism is the cornerstone of the Habitat program
Habitat volunteers give their time and talents supporting all areas of the organization, from construction and working in our ReStore, to qualifying future home buyers and producing fundraising events. While construction is the most visible part of Habitat's volunteer program, successfully delivering on our mission requires help in many other ways. Whatever your skill, there is a place for you in our volunteer corps!
Volunteer Orientation Sessions take place monthly in our Trappe office and at the ReStore. New volunteers are required to attend an orientation and complete an online waiver before getting involved.
For upcoming orientation dates, visit our events page.
New volunteers for ONLINE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION or registered volunteers to SIGN UP FOR A WORK DAY, click here.
For step-by-step guidance with the online registration, use this tutorial
As a new volunteer, please take a moment to read our Volunteer Handbook.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
The Building Committee is responsible for guiding the construction program.
Construction Volunteers work on nearly every aspect of home building undertaking dozens of tasks such as flooring, renovating, painting, tiling, siding, insulating, framing, and landscaping. No construction experience is necessary! Take a moment to review the Construction Volunteer Manual and our Construction Safety Policy. New construction volunteers should also complete the online safety training - see link at the bottom of this page.
The Cookie Crew supports Habitat Choptank by providing cookies to volunteers or for other Habitat Choptank events.
FAITH RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Faith Relations Committee is responsible for cultivating relationships and partnerships with the faith community in the Habitat Choptank region.
FAMILY SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Family Selection Committee is responsible for identifying future Habitat Choptank homeowners.
The Finance Committee oversees the ongoing financial health of Habitat Choptank.
HOME OWNER SUPPORT
Homeowner Support or HOS, are volunteers that donate their professional services or that provide assistance and guidance to existing Habitat Choptank homeowners.
The Lunch Bunch supports Habitat Choptank by providing food for Habitat Choptank events and lunch to the construction volunteers on the jobsite.
MORTGAGE SERVICING COMMITTEE
The Mortgage Servicing Committee manages Habitat Choptank's homeowner mortgages.
Office Volunteers are needed to perform a wide range of administrative tasks in support of Habitat Choptank's business responsibilities. Duties include reception, filing, data entry, and occasionally preparing bulk mailings.
The Partnership Committee is responsible for assisting and guiding partner families through the process of becoming homeowners.
REPAIR / WEATHERIZATION - Coming Soon
Habitat Choptank's is launching a Home Repair program for low income homeowners in need of health and safety repairs, weatherization, or exterior improvements. Volunteers will be needed to complete the repair projects and to identify and assist qualifying applicants.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Resource Development Committee works with Habitat Choptank staff in developing fundraising plans, implementing strategies and tasks to generate funds, and soliciting financial support.
ReStores are outlets that accept donated goods for resale. Volunteers are needed to pick up or accept donations, organize and inventory the materials and goods for resale, greet and assist customers, manage checkout, and assist in the office.
The ReStore Committee assists in the operations of the Habitat Choptank ReStore.
SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Site Selection Committee's responsibilities include land acquisition, land planning, and environmental and community impact planning.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEES
Habitat Choptank Special Events Committees are responsible for planning special fundraising events.
Tool Tender Volunteers organize and conduct a monthly inventory of the tool trailers on the construction sites.
Volunteers in Community Education or VoICE, are representatives of Habitat Choptank that attend various community events on behalf of the organization.
Habitat Choptank can connect youth with opportunities to get involved including Campus Chapters and Youth United service projects.
As a nonprofit organization, Habitat Choptank relies on donor contributions. Becoming a donor is another way to support Habitat Choptank. Please consider making a financial contribution or in-kind donation to Habitat Choptank and encourage others to do so as well. Your support empowers hardworking low income families to build a better future through homeownership.
You've made an important decision to volunteer with Habitat. Be a well educated volunteer when you arrive on site.
Take a moment to complete the free online volunteer safety training. (Scroll down to click on the 'begin now' link and follow the instrutions which includes an access code)
The Founders Award honors the Habitat Choptank volunteer of the year for
- Giving time and talent above what could be expected
- Inspiring others to deepen their commitment to Habitat Choptank
- Demonstrating creativity or innovation
- Fostering, developing or building the affiliate's capacity to increase its ability to help more families
- Being a role model for others in the community
- A significant length of service
2005 - Peggy Neviaser
2006 - Franklin Hawkins
2007 - Anne Croker
2008 - Jackalyn Noller
2009 - Miles Circo
2010 - Doug Collison
2011 - Kim Cassady
2012 - Dick Deerin
2013 - Fred Petze
2014 - Jennifer Swann