Non-Construction Help

Want to volunteer with Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, but can’t make Saturday builds? There are numerous other ways you can get involved with Habitat, such as committees, special projects, and board membership.

Committees
Habitat relies on volunteer committees to assist with much of the operational functions of the organization. Committees bring new ideas and keep paid staffing at a minimum, allowing for more organizational resources to be devoted to building affordable homes.

The following are Standing Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity Committees and Teams each welcomes new volunteers with interest and skills in these areas:

Advancement Committee Chair: Barbara Samples
This team shall be responsible for coordinating the raising of funds to conduct the business of the corporation. The tasks to be coordinated by this committee shall include the Annual Fund Campaigns, grant proposal writing, special events, and cultivation of individual major donors. The committee shall emphasize and promote the importance of Christian stewardship in the servicing of donors and supporters.
Speaking of Sweat Equity Committee
Staff: Katy Walterscheidt
This committee shall be responsible for coordinating the annual event, which brings in a high-profile, inspiring speaker each year to speak to the Crossroads community about the hardships they've faced and how they have overcome them. Committee tasks include ticket sales, marketing, sponsorships, party planning, volunteer organization, parking management, and more.
Church Relations Committee Staff: Cynthia Staley
This committee shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the area's churches and synagogues as well as other places of worship.
Family Partnering Committee
Staff: Le Anne Welder
This committee shall be responsible for providing Habitat homeowners with a mutual support system, educational opportunities, and a forum for discussions pertaining to home ownership and maintenance, all for the purpose of helping families break the poverty cycle and become independent.
Family Selection Committee Chair: Sheila Vesely
This committee shall be responsible for developing criteria for family selection, soliciting and reviewing applications and making recommendations to the Board on these matters, and following up on Board decisions.
A Brush With Kindness
Staff: Rebekah Logan
This committee shall be responsible for developing and organizing the affiliates newest program, A Brush With Kindess – an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to eligible homeowners.

Special Projects
Throughout the year there are special projects that Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity undertakes, which increase our need for volunteers. Special events such as the Prosperity Bank fishing tournament, our signature “Speaking of Sweat Equity” event and our Volunteer/Donor Holiday Open House recognition event all require extra man hours.

If you are interested in working on these types of projects, which have very specific job descriptions and timelines, please contact Katy Walterscheidt, Habitat marketing and special events coordinator, at katy@goldencrescenthabitat.org.

Board Membership
If you contribute to Habitat financially or volunteer regularly, you may be ready to step into a different type of leadership role with the affiliate. Board members contribute a minimum of 5-7 hours per month, depending on committee assignment, contribute financially to the organization and commit to attend at least 10-12 monthly board meetings each fiscal year.

The Nominating Committee presents potential board member nominations in June. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Cynthia Staley, Executive Director, at cynthia@goldencrescenthabitat.org.