Join a Committee

The work of Habitat For Humanity San Bernardino is implemented with the assistance of volunteers. Final decision-making responsibility rests with the Board of Directors. It is the task of the Board to ensure that the committees and all of the affiliate’s activities are carried on in a manner consistent with Habitat for Humanity International’s Standards of Excellence.

A brief description of each committee is listed below. To become active in Habitat’s work in any function, we invite you to attend a volunteer information session. The sessions are hosted as needed at our office in Redlands, CA – call for details.

HFHSB is currently seeking individuals to serve on our Faith Based Relations Committee and our Fundraising/Resource Development Committee.  If you feel either of these committees are areas that you are well suited please contact our Executive Director, Dennis Baxter, (Phone: 909-478-1176, ext. 307 or via Email: dbaxter@habitatsb.org).

Committees

Fundraising/Resource Development Committee
  • Organizes annual fundraising events, including coordination of publicity, arrangement of food and decorations, execution of mailings (solicitations and invitations), tickets, etc
  • Handles donation drive mailings
  • Seeks material donations, corporate or private
  • Finds and assists in applying for grants
  • Provides speakers for local organizations who want to know more about HFHSBA and staffs booths at special events
  • Assists with generating informational literature
  • Generates press releases for all affiliate events
  • Meets once a month. Speaking engagements or special events will require more time
Construction Committee
  • Researches available lots within the affiliate area and builds “land bank” in accordance with the 5 year plan
  • Fosters and maintains a good working relationship with the city planning commissions and real estate professionals in the area
  • Pursues available federal or local funds to help with the purchase of lots
  • Inspects lots offered and makes recommendations to accept or decline, based on potential infrastructure costs and desirability
  • Makes decisions regarding house plans and construction
  • Facilitates the drawing up of plans with architect/engineer
  • Plans the building schedules for each home
  • Establishes and maintains standards for construction and safety
  • Meets once a month
Family Selection Committee
  • Formulates policies and procedures for family selection process
  • Organizes community meetings to inform prospective partner families about how to apply for a Habitat Home
  • Takes the applicant group through the entire selection process, following the affiliate guidelines
  • Keeps accurate records of the entire process, with complete files on each selection
  • Maintains confidentiality throughout the process
  • Presents top selections to Board of Directors for final decision
  • Reviews the plans with partner family, helps family choose options
  • Finds sponsors for each partner family when they have been chosen for a home
  • Become part of the committee
  • Support the family throughout the selection process, the building of the home, and up to two years following the completion of the home (the transition can be overwhelming)
Family Support/Partnership Committee
  • Assists families through the construction and with the challenges of first-time home ownership. Provides a one-on-one contact through the family’s sponsor. Encourages on-going involvement with Habitat.
Public Relations Committee
  • Keeps Habitat’s mission before the public, generating support for the mission in material and dollars
  • Occasionally presents major events
Faith Based Relations Committee
  • Encourages giving, prayer and volunteers, from each covenant church
  • Encourages more congregations to become Covenant Churches