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Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Visit the organization web site: www.habitatwest.org

What We Do
 

Willamette West Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness. We believe that every one should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. Every day in Washington County, low-income, hard-working families struggle to find affordable places to live. Our work to generating homeownership and benefiting our community by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with these families has resulted in over 74 families permanently escaping poverty housing. We believe in this mission, because we have seen first-hand how affordable homeownership impacts families, children, and communities.

Opportunities for service with us

There are many ways to get involved with Willamette West Habitat for Humanity.

Construction:
Build homes with other volunteers and new homeowners Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday from 8:15am to 3:30/4pm. Sign up online at http://www.habitatwest.org/volunteer-schedule. Want to bring a group out? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Danielle Baker, at daniellebaker@habitatwest.org or 503-844-7606 ext. 111. No experience is necessary!
Don’t think you want to build? There are other ways to help out. Join one of our committees!
Committees:
Homeowner Selection:
  • Help with the selection of our future homeowners through a yearly application meeting.

Homeowner Partnering:

  • Serve as a mentor to one of our new families. Check in with a family from time to time and serve as a liaison between a family and Habitat staff.

Faith Relations:

  • Help with fundraising events at churches and act as a liaison between faith based groups and Habitat.

Community Outreach:

  • Help the Volunteer Coordinator reach out to new businesses, schools, faith organizations, and groups in the community to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and fundraise.

Ambassadors:

  • Help with community events such as employee giving fairs, employee volunteer recruitment fairs, church alternated giving fairs, service club speaking engagements, community events, fairs and festivals, trade shows
  • Could be weekday, evening or weekends, based on your availability

Board of Directors:

  • Help with the growth of the affiliate, help make major decisions for the affiliate
** Time commitment for committees varies
Preferred way to contact:
Call,Email
Contact
Danielle Baker
503-844-7606 ext. 102
daniellebaker@habitatwest.org
5293 NE Elam Young Parkway
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 Directions
Bus Service
Hawthorne Farm Max Blue Line, 48