Homeowner Support and Mentorship
Volunteer Position Title: Homeowner Support Committee, Partner Family Mentor
Purpose: Prospective homeowners truly become partners with Habitat for Humanity of Teller County as a strong relationship is built. This relationship is the key to the success of each prospective homeowner as he or she moves throughout the program – and also to their success as a homeowner.
Measures: Building good relationships is also the key to the success of the HFHTC over time, evidenced in low delinquency rate, low foreclosure rater, and Habitat homes that are well maintained over the years.
Bi – Weekly check-in with Habitat family
Trainings enabling you to be most effective in partner family aid position
Write monthly blog posts about your experiences
Attend construction day(s) with family
Strong communication and writing skills
Basic knowledge of Habitat for Humanity of Teller County affiliate
Mentoring experience a plus
Basic knowledge of Microsoft word and emailing
6-8 hours every other week, some during business hours (flexible)
A commitment of three months minimum is required or commitment to one family
Some hours will be completed on site and in the office
Other activities can be completed independently on the volunteer’s own time
This position is supervised by the family services coordinator/volunteer coordinator.
Benefits to volunteer:
Give back to your community by directly mentoring and helping a family
Learn more about nonprofits, budgeting, mortgages, legal aspects, etc
Training and professional development support is provided
Develop new professional and personal connections in the community
Ownership, authority to think, responsibility for results and keeping score are all involved in this position des
cription. I am hopeful to get some volunteers on board with families’ long term, so that they can invest themselves in our amazing mission. Volunteers will have authority to think and provide new information to our Habitat affiliate; they will have the opportunity to be a part of committees and attend board meetings aiding with valuable insight. Keeping score comes through progress of families and how involved they stay with the HFHTC affiliate. We aim to create a community of involved volunteers and families who take pride in Teller County. The volunteers would be responsible for results in terms of reporting back to Habitat for Humanity of Teller County, weekly updates and measurements through Partner family surveys.
“Working with the families through the entire home building and buying process is definitely one of the most meaningful aspects of my job. From unstable, nervous and confused beginnings to confident, stable, and active community members and homeowners; this is an experience that alters and gives meaning for lifetimes to come.” – Alyssa Baker, Family Services Development Coordinator