Volunteer in the North Okanagan

Volunteer Opportunities in the North Okanagan Area

 

At The Build Site:

  • Construction - volunteer your skills as a tradesman, skilled amateur or general labourer
  • Catering—solicit and assist caterers, or provide meals for our volunteers yourself;
  • First Aid—if you have a Saint John’s Ambulance certificate, you can help out on some sites;
  • Site Security—keep sites secure after hours.

On a Committee:

  • Church Relations—present the Habitat message to the Faith Community throughout the city;
  • Communications—if you have experience in public relations, advertising, or media relations you can help us present the Habitat message to the general public and the media;
  • Construction—manage our construction activities, design Habitat homes, and acquire building materials at the lowest possible cost;
  • Family Partnering—partner with Habitat families and help them through the transition from renter to homeowner;
  • Family Selection—review Homeowner Applications, interview applicants, and recommend the families that will partner with Habitat to construct their home;
  • Fundraising—if you have fundraising experience and/or contacts within the corporate community, among community groups, or foundations you can help us raise funds to support the Habitat program;
  • Site Selection—if you have contacts among the real-estate developers, or the City you can help us maintain an inventory of developable land for Habitat homes;
  • Volunteer—recruit, place, schedule, and reward our volunteers.

Administration:

  • Database & Data Entry—help us manage our database and help Habitat utilize the information;
  • Web—if you have journalism experience you can help us write articles and send updates to our Web Designer;
  • Newsletters—if you have publishing experience you can help us solicit material for our quarterly e-newsletter;
  • Grant Writing—if you have writing experience you can help us search out and apply for grants and other funding opportunities;
  • Appreciation—if you have good penmanship you can help us compile and write "thank you" notes to all our supporters.

Other:

  • Special Events—represent Habitat at trade shows and special events. Volunteers are also needed to help organize fundraising and appreciation events;
  • Garage Sale—pick up, sort and document donated items that we can sell at regular garage sales and on-line.

To volunteer with us, please email volunteer@vernonhabitat.com