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Houston County Habitat for Humanity has been in existence since October 1, 1991. Habitat partners with people in our community, helping them build or improve a place they can call home. Working alongside volunteers, Habitat homeowners put in hundreds of “sweat-equity” hours as they help build their own homes. Homeowners then purchase their home and pay an affordable no interest mortgage. The self-empowerment created by this opportunity helps homeowner families eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity.

A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) House Captain

Fellowship Class

Delta Class 2017, Alpha Class 2018, Bravo Class 2018, Charlie Class 2018, Delta Class 2018

Volunteer Opportunity and Responsibilities

In order to better serve our community, Houston County Habitat for Humanity created a partnership opportunity for hardworking, low-income homeowners in need of exterior home repair. With the help of volunteers, the ABwK program partners with low-income homeowners to restore their homes so they can continue to live in a decent, sustainable and affordable home. This program not only helps families and communities in need, but it helps create neighborhood stability and preserves the housing stock in the Houston County area.

Job Description is as follows:

1. Manpower
a. Verify requirement
b. Identify special skills needed
c. Coordinate with volunteer coordinator

2. Tools
a. Identify tools needed
b. Ensure appropriate tools are available
c. Purchase, coordinate with volunteers
d. Coordinate with Construction Manager to borrow from HoCo Habitat trailer

3. Materials
a. Build materials list and write purchase order(s)
b. Pick up materials or coordinate delivery

4. Keep project within the budget established in the Homeowner Agreement

5. Lead project on the worksite
a. Deliver safety briefing and ensure a safe worksite
b. Lead volunteer team(s) on the project
c. Clean up and return tools
d. Conduct final “walk around” to ensure project is complete
e. Coordinate with PAL to obtain homeowner signature on the Certificate of Completion

Required Skills or Qualifications

Skills Required:
1. General construction knowledge
2. Sound knowledge of all aspects of residential construction
3. Strong organization and planning skills
5. Demonstrated leadership skills – especially with volunteers
6. Able to meet milestones for schedule and budget
7. Able to lead, train and motivate volunteers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels.
8. The ability to lay out each day’s work and to identify the tasks, skills, materials and tools required for effective involvement by volunteers, sub-contractors and partner families

Community Impact

This volunteer’s impact improves the quality of life for those wanting to elevate their living conditions. Building simple affordable homes makes a huge impact in the lives of low to moderate income families. We support aging in place and disabled veterans living in sub-standard housing. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community.


Cheryl Glover

William Goggin

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