Snyder-Union-Northumberland Habitat for Humanity is in need of both non-construction volunteers and new board members.  The following is a review of four of the committees which are looking for volunteers and the need for board members. If you have interest in helping this organization, please contact Sandy Hopkins at sandy@sunhabitat.org. Or call 570-374-2437 and leave a message.

+ Fund Raising:  this committee does what it says – helps to come up with fundraising ideas and events that can raise awareness in the region.  The committee creates and participates in fundraising events; works hand-in-hand with the public relations committee; and seeks partners for events with other organizations that share a similar mission as Habitat.   Time commitment varies depending on the events being scheduled; usually no more than an average of 6-8 hours per month.

+ Communications:  If you have the knack for writing, enjoy meeting with the public or creating posts for Facebook and Twitter you will love volunteering for this committee.  We prepare newsletters, newspaper articles, event programs, and ads for the organization.  We also coordinate with IT to keep our website, Facebook page, and Twitter followers up to date!  This committee participates in Ground Breaking and Dedication of Homes event – sure to warm your heart!  We meet as needed with an average of 4 or 5 hours commitment (most activities are done On-line) per month.

+Family Selection:  Be a part of making a real difference in someone’s life!  This committee seeks applicant families, reviews the applications, interviews potential partner families, and recommends the families who need our services the most to the Board.  There are different capacities in which you can serve, if you are more comfortable working behind the scene to make sure families are within guidelines or if you would like to meet with our potential partner families first hand you can be the one to go out and do the interviews.  Meeting are held as needed, reviews of applicants are done on-line, and family visits are as needed at the applicant’s current home.  Averages 20 to 40 hours commitment peer year if you participate in all phases.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for board members that can help bring our organization into the next phase of growth.  We are expanding our number of homes built and need qualified people to aid us in making decisions and leading our volunteers.  If you have skill sets that would benefit SUN Habitat for Humanity or have experience in leadership, we would like to speak with you to consider your nomination.  If you believe in helping low-to moderate- income families by giving them a hand up not a hand out this is the organization for you.  Meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month, time commitment varies depending on how involved you wish to be.