Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
Building homes, community, and hope.
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Office Volunteering, Board, & Committees

Swinging a hammer is not the only way to volunteer at Habitat!

Office Volunteering

Due to the tremendous amount of planning and management required to build just one home, we have a constant need for volunteers to help with various other tasks.

Office shifts are available from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Volunteers generally work a two-hour shift, but times are flexible based on your schedule and the needs of the office.

Volunteers 14-15 must have a mentor to work with. Youth 16-17 may work independently. All volunteers ages 14-17 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver.

Volunteers working in the office may help with:

  • Research projects

  • Data entry

  • Mailings

  • Filing

  • Special events, as needed

Board and Committees

Pensacola Habitat Board and Committee Members are a vital part of our organization, working directly with affiliate staff and volunteers to help further our mission of building homes, communities, and hope. As a committee member, you will interact with like-minded individuals and see real change happening as a result of your contributions!

Each committee sets its own schedule, based on the tasks it is working to complete. Position Descriptions give an idea of how much time per month will be required. Volunteers are asked to make at least a 12-month commitment when signing on to a committee, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Volunteers must be 18+ and sign a waiver and confidentiality agreement and agree to a background check to participate on a committee. Training varies by committee.

Family Coaches Committee

Coaches work with partner families through sweat equity, home ownership education, home purchase process, adjustment to new responsibilities, and continued partnership with the organization. The committee is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating this aspect of the program.

Time commitment: Coaches act as a mentor to partner families and talk with them at least once per month. Coaches also attend a quarterly committee meeting.

Board Committees

In accordance with our bylaws, all board committees act with the authority of the full board, with some specific exceptions and decisions requiring ratification (or nullification) by the full board.  All committees are chaired by a current board member, and the majority of the members on each committee must be current or former members of the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.

  1. Executive Committee - Chaired by the current board chairperson and composed of the board officers and limited at-large representation, the executive committee focuses primarily on current and short-term operational strategy.  Current business before other committees is frequently reviewed, and recommendations for action are passed to the full board agenda most months. 

  2. Finance Committee - Chaired by the board treasurer, this committee has primary responsibility for development and oversight of the annual operating budget. The committee meets monthly to examine in detail the affiliate financial reports, debt schedules, and balance sheets for the affiliate and the ReStore.

  3. Land Committee - Chaired by a current member of the board, the land committee considers land acquisition and property sales for the affiliate.  This committee also approves project costs for new construction and purchase pricing for land acquisition, along with costs for home rehabs. The committee meets monthly.

  4. Governance Committee - Chaired by a current member of the board, the governance committee is responsible for the annual review of the organization’s bylaws as well as the periodic review and/or development of operational policies. The governance committee is also responsible for identifying and recruiting prospective directors and officers of the Corporation, and makes recommendations for chairpersons of board and program committees, except for the finance committee whose chair, according to the bylaws, is the Treasurer. The committee meets when there is business to be addressed, generally six to nine times annually.

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