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New Volunteer Opportunities

We’re excited to announce new volunteer opportunities, available in 2020! Click on the name below for a detailed description. If you have questions or want to get started, contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

Construction Site Greeter

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Site Greeter will support Construction and Volunteer Services, improving the on-site experience for construction volunteers. You’ll help volunteer construction start smoothly by creating sign-in sheets, welcoming volunteers and updating volunteer records.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • At least 16 years old with transportation.
  • Experience using computers, Microsoft Excel and Office.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Customer Service skills, out-going and gregarious personality.
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds.
  • Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Ongoing. We request a minimum 3-month commitment.

ESTIMATED HOURS: 3 hours per shift. This position can be combined with the Construction Site Hospitality position for a longer volunteer opportunity.

SCHEDULE: Shifts are available on Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 am to 10:00 am or Saturday, 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Volunteers are requested to commit to a recurring schedule (e.g. – every Tuesday and Thursday, every other Saturday).

LOCATION: Primarily the build site, with some time at the office and/or warehouse.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Run volunteer reports and create sign-in sheets
  2. Gather supplies for volunteer check-in: sign-in sheets, clipboards, extra waivers, pens, sharpies, duct tape, wrist bands, bandanas, and any other needs
  3. Prepare for the volunteers to arrive; greet volunteers and engage in conversation while waiting for the day to start
  4. Enter volunteer waivers and hours into the volunteer management system.

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Be a part of Beaches Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing in the Jacksonville Beaches communities
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Gain valuable experience for career development (public speaking, interpersonal communication)
  • Earn service hours

TO GET STARTED: Contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org

Construction Site Hospitality

GENERAL SUMMARY: Support Construction and Volunteers Services by helping to provide a comfortable environment for construction volunteers. Create a positive experience on the construction site by ensuring that volunteer needs are being met.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • At least 16 years old with transportation.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Customer Service skills.
  • Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Ongoing. We request a minimum 3-month commitment.

ESTIMATED HOURS: 2 hours per shift. This position can be combined with the Construction Site Greeter position for a longer volunteer opportunity.

SCHEDULE: Shifts are available on Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am or Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Volunteers are requested to commit to a recurring schedule (e.g. – every Tuesday and Thursday, every other Saturday).

LOCATION: Primarily the build site, with some time at the office and/or warehouse to pick up and inventory supplies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Check volunteer supplies on-site (e.g. bug spray, paper towels, band-aids) and re-stock as needed. Report low supply to Construction Coordinator for reorder.
  2. Help maintain the volunteer supply trailer. Remove damaged and/or unusable safety glasses, gloves, etc. and replace them as needed. Clean and remove name tags from hard hats. Check supply of commonly used supplies – pencils, markers, hammers, tape measures, etc. – and replace as needed.
  3. Deliver snacks and popsicles or hot chocolate (as weather indicates) for morning break. Ensure that water coolers are full and check ice and cups.
  4. Distribute comment cards and collect feedback.

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Be a part of Beaches Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing in the Jacksonville Beaches communities
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Earn service hours

TO GET STARTED: Contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org

Construction Inventory

GENERAL SUMMARY: Support the Construction Team and help with loss prevention! Assist with tracking and maintenance of tools and equipment to help the Construction Team meet their goals and use resources well.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • At least 16 years old with transportation.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds.
  • Experience using computers, Microsoft Excel and Office.
  • Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Ongoing. We request a minimum 3-month commitment.

ESTIMATED HOURS: Minimum of 2 hours per week.

SCHEDULE: Schedule has some flexibility within the hours of 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday through Friday, one to two times per month.

LOCATION: Primarily the build site, occasionally the warehouse.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Count and record the number and types of tools and supplies. Compare to previous records and notify staff is items are missing.
  2. Organize supply trailers and PODS on site.
  3. Check tools and supplies for low inventory and wear that requires maintenance. Tag tools for repair or removal if not in working condition.
  4. Communicate tool and supply needs to construction staff.

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Be a part of Beaches Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing in the Jacksonville Beaches communities
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Earn service hours

TO GET STARTED: Contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org

Volunteer Photographer

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The volunteer will support the improvement of marketing and communication materials (both paper and web-based) for Beaches Habitat for Humanity. The volunteer will take digital photographs of volunteers, future homeowners, staff and AmeriCorps members engaged in affiliate activities, future homeowners participating in the home application and purchase process and at special events (home dedications, fundraisers, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • At least 18 years old with transportation.
  • Ability and initiative to take high-quality photos, including group and candid photos and portraits in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess your own digital camera.
  • Basic knowledge of digital photography techniques and photo editing.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with little supervision.
  • Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Ongoing. We request a minimum 3-month commitment.

ESTIMATED HOURS: This is not a time-intensive position. We can work with your schedule to determine the number of hours. Our editorial calendar is determined one month in advance.

SCHEDULE: Ability to volunteer on a Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, with the option to be “on-call” for other events outside of that time period.

LOCATION: Work on the scene at build sites, family homes or events. Edit and upload your photos from home. Meet at the office occasionally for planning and review.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Capture the spirit and culture of Beaches Habitat for Humanity through photographs to be used in electronic and print media.
  2. Take photographs of staff, volunteers, future homeowners and supporters during their activities with Beaches Habitat.
  3. Edit photographs as appropriate and upload them to Beaches Habitat’s Dropbox.

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Be a part of Beaches Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing in the Jacksonville Beaches communities
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Gain photography experience and build your portfolio
  • Earn service hours

TO GET STARTED: Contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org

Volunteer Storyteller

GENERAL SUMMARY: The volunteer will support the improvement of marketing and communication materials (both paper and web-based) for Beaches Habitat for Humanity. Share the stories of Beaches Habitat for Humanity through interviews, data collection, and content writing. Telling stories about our work is a key aspect of building our program.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Excellent writing skills and a firm graphs of the English language, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and experience with interviewing.
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for storytelling.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word.
  • Self-starter, motivated and creative.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Ongoing. We request a minimum 3-month commitment.

ESTIMATED HOURS: This is not a time-intensive position. We can work with your schedule to determine the number of hours. Our editorial calendar is determined one month in advance.

SCHEDULE: Flexible, typically daytime hours. May need to meet with families in the evening.

LOCATION: Work on the scene at build sites, family homes or events. Write at your home. Meet at the office occasionally for planning and review.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Interview volunteers, future homeowners, sponsors, and other constituents.
  2. Research affordable housing issues, Beaches Habitat impact and other relevant data.
  3. Compile information gathered into quotations and content to be published on our website, social media, and email communications.

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Be a part of Beaches Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing in the Jacksonville Beaches communities.
  • Improve your writing skills and build your portfolio.
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Earn service hours

TO GET STARTED: Contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org

Construction & Non-Construction: Interfaith Build

Construction: Women Build

GENERAL SUMMARY: The volunteer will participate in home building tasks. Tasks may include, but aren't limited to, site preparation, framing, roofing, siding, painting, finish work and site cleanup.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Anyone with an open heart and the willingness to work hard is welcome!
  • In addition, we recommend that construction volunteers:
    • Have a moderate level of physical fitness;
    • Have the ability to perform strenuous bending and reaching activities;
    • Are able to balance safely on stairs and uneven surfaces;
    • Can work in a dusty and active environment without climate control of any sort;
    • Are able to meet other moderate physical demands associated with the day's activities.
  • We can make accommodations for those who need them. Just contact us!

TIME COMMITMENT: One day. Repeat as desired.

HOURS: 4 hours

SCHEDULE: Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 12 pm; Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

LOCATION: Construction Site - currently Haywood Estates II

TO GET STARTED: Visit our Women Build page

Construction: Individuals

GENERAL SUMMARY: The volunteer will participate in home building tasks. Tasks may include, but aren't limited to, site preparation, framing, roofing, siding, painting, finish work and site cleanup.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Anyone with an open heart and the willingness to work hard is welcome!
  • In addition, we recommend that construction volunteers:
    • Have a moderate level of physical fitness;
    • Have the ability to perform strenuous bending and reaching activities;
    • Are able to balance safely on stairs and uneven surfaces;
    • Can work in a dusty and active environment without climate control of any sort;
    • Are able to meet other moderate physical demands associated with the day's activities.
  • We can make accommodations for those who need them. Just contact us!

TIME COMMITMENT: One day. Repeat as desired.

HOURS: 4 to 8 hours, depending on the day of the week

SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 am to 12 pm or 8 am to 4 pm; Friday from 8 am to 12 pm; Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

LOCATION: Construction Site - currently Haywood Estates II

TO GET STARTED: Visit our Volunteer Calendar