Volunteer on a Committee

Our volunteers do more than build houses! Committee members are essential to Habitat’s growth. We welcome your expertise, connections and passion on one of the committees that plans and maintains Habitat’s programs.

ReStore Advisory Committee:

The ReStore Committee (RC) works with ReStore Manager, providing guidance to Habitat Franklin County's ReStore Retail Outlet program. The ReStore Committee serves as the mechanism by which Board members, Partner families and volunteers are involved in the affiliate’s retail outlet program. The ReStore Committee is charged with focusing the Retail outlet to serve optimally as a profit making vehicle for the affiliate to maximize their efforts in funding affordable housing in Franklin County; serve as a community resource in the area it is located; and serve as a County-wide resource for Franklin County residents. This includes: Determining and locating retailers/business owners who might become donors; assisting in targeting advertising and marketing efforts to increase donations and sales; and assisting in promoting Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County ReStore locally at community events. For more information please contact Les Clugston, ReStore Manager, at les@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 491-1156

Church Relations Committee:  

The purpose of the Church Relations Committee is to recognize, celebrate, provide support for, reach out to, and increase participation from the local Faith Community for Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. The Church Relations Committee is charged with (1) supporting current coalitions and faith communities, (2) identifying and cultivating faith communities not yet involved with Habitat for Humanity and (3) planning activities aligned with Habitat’s mission to engage faith communities. For more information contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899

Homeowner Services Committee:

The Homeowner Services Committee (HSC) provides support to Habitat of Franklin County Homeowner Services program. The HSC serves as the mechanism by which board members, community volunteers, and Habitat Homeowners are involved in the Partner Family selection and Partner Family support processes. This dynamic committee is charged with two primary tasks: Homeowner Partner Family selection and Homeowner Partner Family support. As a Selection Committee, the group is charged with the task of objectively and confidently determining which homeownership applicant families qualify to become a homeownership Partner Family. This process includes, but is not limited to; soliciting and screening low-to-moderate income applicants for the homeowner program; interviewing prospective families; and recommending qualified applicants to the Board for acceptance into Habitat’s Homeowner program.  As a Support Committee, the group helps families to succeed during the sweat equity process and as a homeowner. The entire committee as a group supports partner families, but more one-on-one support can be provided by assigning a Family Advocate to work individually with each partner family. For more information contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899

Resource Development Committee:

The Resource Development Committee (RDC) works with the Executive Director and Development team, providing guidance to Habitat Franklin’s development program. The RDC serves as the mechanism by which board members and other volunteers are involved in the fundraising process. The RDC is charged with focusing the organization and its board of directors on essential elements in the fundraising process. This includes: paying close attention to the current strength of the affiliate’s mission and case for support, acknowledging Habitat Franklin's diverse constituencies, understanding the resources required to carry out Habitat Franklin’s mission, assisting in raising the necessary funds and demonstrating good stewardship of the funds received. For more information contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899

Site Acquisition and Building Committee:

The Site Acquisition and Building Committee (SABC) works with the Construction staff, providing guidance to Habitat Franklikn’s homeownership program. The SABC serves as the mechanism by which board members and other volunteers are involved in the primary project planning and construction specification process. The SABC is charged with assisting the project planning and construction staff to accomplish Habitat Franklin’s mission and to formally approve housing development proposals through approvals of property acquisition, building plans, and housing development budgets. This includes: ensuring appropriate neighborhood and site selection for partner family success, maintaining the highest possible level of construction practices, keeping construction costs within budget, incorporating volunteer labor and in-kind materials and services, ensuring production level is as high as possible, ensuring that home design is appropriate for neighborhood location and budget, and building houses that are within Habitat for Humanity standards. For more information please reach out to Construction Director Steve Myers, at steve@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899 x 102

Public Relations Committee:

The Public Relations Committee (PRC) works with the Executive Director, providing guidance to Habitat Franklin's Public Relations Program. The PRC serves as the mechanism by which board members and other volunteers are involved in the promotion of Habitat Franklin's events and opportunities to the community. The PRC is charged with assisting the staff to accomplish Habitat Franklin’s mission and to ensure that Habitat Franklin County is visible in the community and viewed as a premier volunteer and giving opportunity.  For more information please contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899

Safety Committee:

The Safety Committee works with the Executive Director, The ReStore Manager, and the Construction Manager to ensure that safety is a top priority of the entire organization in all aspects of operations.  Primary responsibilities include ensuring adequate policies are in place and observed on a regular basis in all lines of service to prevent injury to clients, volunteers, staff and customers. For more information please contact Tom Reardon, Executive

Homeowner Selection Committee:

The Homeowner Selection Committee is responsible for identifying new partner families. This committee will ensure that families are identified and selected in compliance with the HFHI Homeowner Selection process as identified in the Homeowner Selection Affiliate Operations Manual (AOM). The committee partners with the Executive Director and the Board to ensure that applicants are selected for program participation in a timely manner. The Selection Committee is charged with the task of objectively and confidently determining which homeownership applicant families qualify to become a homeownership Partner Family. This process includes, but is not limited to; soliciting and screening low-to-moderate income applicants for the homeowner program; interviewing prospective families; and recommending qualified applicants to the Board for acceptance into Habitat’s Homeowner program. For more information please contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899

Volunteer Services Committee:

The Volunteer Services Committee is responsible for recruiting, intaking, training, recognizing, and retaining qualified volunteers to support all lines of service.  This committee works closely with the ReStore Manager, Construction Manager, and Executive Director to ensure that there is appropriate volunteer staffing to fulfill all needs.  This committee is also responsible for creating, implementing, and enacting volunteer policies to ensure safety, enjoyment, and productivity. For more information please contact Tom Reardon, Executive Director, at tom@habitatfranklinpa.org or (717) 267-1899