COMMITTEES

If you enjoy engaging the community and collaborating with others, serving as a committee volunteer may be a perfect fit for you. Our operating committees help us make decisions and implement activities that advance our mission. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our organization, and your city, from the inside out.


Active Committees

Associate Board: The Habitat Chicago Associate Board is a network for passionate young professionals to raise awareness and revenue for Habitat Chicago through social events, volunteer days, and fundraising efforts. Learn more

 

Construction: The Construction Committee works to support and advise the Habitat Chicago construction staff, thereby increasing our capacity and efficiency for home construction. The committee also acts as a network to involve the construction trades and community-at-large in support of our mission of safe, affordable housing for all. 

 

Finance: The Finance Committee leads our annual budgeting process, oversees our audit functions, and reviews our financial policy/procedure for both Habitat Chicago and our ReStore. 

 

Loan Servicing: The Loan Servicing Committee ensures all Habitat Chicago loans are serviced professionally and according to policy. Members work with our partner bank and housing counseling organizations to prepare families to become successful homeowners. 

 

Women Build: Seeking to raise awareness about the injustices that women face in obtaining and maintaining decent housing, Women Build is a five-day event that brings together hundreds of women to fund and advance the construction of Habitat homes, building right alongside the future homeowners. The Women Build Committee assists our staff in planning and executing this complex event.

 


Requirements

A minimum one-year commitment is required for each committee. You are expected to participate in monthly meetings as well as complete any projects that are assigned to you between meetings. It is also expected that you attend other Habitat Chicago events occurring throughout the year to maintain an understanding of our work and growth.

 

 

Join a Committee

If you are interested in joining a committee or learning more, email us at volunteer@habitatchicago.org, with:

  • The name of the committee(s) you are most interested in

  • Your resume

  • A short explanation of your background, interests, and availability

 

Please note that the recruitment period varies by committee. We encourage you to express interest at any time, but keep in mind there may not be an opening on your desired committee for up to 16 months. Once we’ve added you to the interest list,we will reach out to you at the appropriate time with an application. Space may be limited so be sure to respond promptly! 

 

 

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