Team Descriptions

JOIN A COMMITTEE

Our volunteers do more than build houses! Committee members are essential to Habitat’s growth. We welcome your expertise, connections and passion on one of the committees that plans and maintains Habitat’s programs.

Family Support Team
Reports to the affiliate Board of Directors and is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the affiliate’s support program. The committee specifically works with families through:

Sweat equity
Homeownership education
The closing process
Adjustment to new responsibilities
Continued partnership

Family Selection 
Responsible for drafting the selection criteria used to select families for approval by the board of directors. The committee is also responsible for:

Informing prospective homeowners that they may be eligible to apply
Developing an orientation program for applicants
Developing application forms
Screening applications
Interviewing prospective partner families
Recommending applicants to board of directors for approval

Once an application has been approved as a prospective homeowner, the committee works in conjunction with the Family Support Committee to continue the relationship building process.

Construction Team
Works with Site Selection to evaluate potential sites, creates workable house plans, develops systems and schedules for organizing families and volunteers for construction, and establishes contacts in the professional community. The opportunities offered to the community to participate in the construction process are vital to the continued growth of the affiliate. Volunteer participation, recognition and encouragement; spreads the good news of Habitat throughout the community and sustains the health and growth of the affiliate.

The Construction Committees are responsible for:

Construction coordination and schedules
Construction supervision
Material procurement
Safety

Community Outreach Committee
This committee seeks to strengthen the support of the affiliate’s work by gaining volunteers and financial resources from community groups included faith and civic-based organizations. The purpose of the committee is to recognize, celebrate, provide support for, reach out to, and increase participation from the local community for Watauga Habitat for Humanity. The Community Outreach Committee is charged with (1) supporting current coalitions and faith communities, (2) identifying and cultivating faith communities and organizations not yet involved with Watauga Habitat and 3) planning build projects aligned with Habitat’s mission to engage faith communities. The committee meets at 12pm on the first Wednesday of each month at F.A.R.M. Cafe.  For more information contact Janice Koppenhaver at koppenhaverj@appstate.edu 

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee provides guidance to Watauga Habitat's development program. The committee serves as the mechanism by which board members and other volunteers are involved in the fundraising process. The RDC is charged with focusing the organization and its board of directors on essential elements in the fundraising process. This includes: paying close attention to the current strength of the affiliate’s mission and case for support, serving on Blueprints and Bow Ties fundraising team, understanding the resources required to carry out our mission, assisting in raising the necessary funds and demonstrating good stewardship of the funds received. The committee meets at 9:30am on the first Thursday of each month at University Hall Drive, Boone NC. For more information contact Alex Hooker at (828) 268-9545 or director@wataugahabitat.org.

ASU Habitat Chapter
The Appalachian State University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a group of students working in partnership with the Watauga County affiliate to further Habitat’s mission. View their page.

Faith Partners
Putting God's love into action, Watauga Habitat brings people together to build homes, community and hope.  What better way to demonstrate our mission than to partner with the faith community.  Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is empowered when the community of faith prays for Habitat and when congregations join Habitat as covenant churches in discipleship and service.

St. Mary’s of the Hills
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Deerfield United Methodist
First Presbyterian of Boone
Blowing Rock Methodist Church
Boone United Methodist
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church