Habitat for Humanity is a journey to improved housing. Clinton County has communities with unsatisfactory housing. We are devoted to working towards a community with adequate housing.
Habitat needs leaders to:
- Govern and plan
- Initiate land acquisition
- Call for community support
- Build alliances
- Support families
- Recruit and train volunteers
- Manage and Help with construction
If our mission appeals to you, and you would like to volunteer at our 2016 build, contact us at (563)242-4494. Two forms (links below) will need to be downloaded, filled out, and mailed to PO Box 2282, Clinton, IA 52733-2282 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will receive updates during construction via e-mail concerning progress and needed assistance.
FORM #1--Volunteer Form
FORM #2--Release and Waiver Form
Can You Serve on One of our Committees?
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Our responsibilities are to inform the families of Clinton County of homeowner possibilities through HFH. The Committee coordinates family orientation meetings and accepts and reviews applications. Our committee makes recommendations for partnership to the Board of Directors based on three criteria.
First -- Need for adequate shelter
Second -- Ability to make monthy mortgage payments to Habitat.
Third -- Willingness to partner with our local Habitat volunteers.
As a Christian based organization we call upon our brothers and sisters in Christ to help bring the mission of Habitat for Humanity to the community. The Church Relations Committee works with area churches to secure volunteers for the build site and coordinate volunteers for various duties during the time of the build, such as providing meals on build site work days and notifications to churches in the Clinton County area of upcoming activities.
Homeowner Support Committee
This committee has the responsibility for developing a plan of homeowner support including "homeowner sweat equity" requirements, homeowner education and other challenges of home ownership. The homeowner support committee is seen as a liaison
between Habitat for Humanity and each homeowner from the time of its selection until one year after the homeowner has occupied their new home.
This Events Committee is responsible for creating on-going events that help drive fundraising and public awareness. In addition, this committee represents Habitat at community events with the goal of promoting community awareness about the mission of Habitat as well as providing information about serving as a volunteer. Also, the committee hosts an annual recognition event to thank all volunteers and donors who have contributed throughout the year. Volunteers on this committee are separate from the volunteers who work at the build site. We encourage the events committee to look into ideas for fundraising through grant writing and direct appeal. They seek corporate sponsorships for both direct and in-kind donations.
Volunteer Relations Committee
The Volunteer Committee is responsible for educating new volunteers on the various aspects of participating in the build process. This committee helps in the recruitment of volunteers and makes certain that each volunteer participates in an orientation event and signs an agreement document required by Habitat International before participating in the build program.
This Construction Committee is responsible for the selection of a site that is appropriate for the needs of the selected partner family. The committee arranges for contractors to provided services at various times during the course of the build. Committee members purchase materials and supplies, obtain necessary permits, and arrange required inspections. The committee ensures that each home is built according to the high quality requirements of Habitat International.
Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County is looking for leaders who will develop creative ways to accomplish our mission in response to God's gracious love and grace.