Dedicated Habitat volunteers, working alongside the Haley family, have been working steadily each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to complete the Huntly home so the Haleys can move in and realize their dream of home ownership.
We’ve even had two large companies pitch in as well–teams from the Volkswagen Group of America Young Professionals and Greystone & Co., Inc. offered their energy and good cheer as they hammered and sawed away.
Both groups had a blast while team-building and giving back to their community. (If this sounds like something your company or organization would like to do, let us know! We’ll be building through July.)
The VW Team knocks it out!
Please sign up for a shift today. No experience is necessary and you will be able to share the Haley’s excitement and help them to get in their home soon!
With the walls up and the roof and siding on, you can see how attractive this energy efficient and affordable home will be!
We are grateful to James Hricko Architect for the consistently beautiful designs he provides.
Please join us in welcoming Dustin Lape to the Fauquier Habitat family!
Leslie is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Telecommunications. Leslie has spent nearly 15 years dedicated to volunteerism in a number of capacities throughout the Fauquier County community. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Foundation as well as the former Race Director for the Bodies in Motion 5k & 10k which raises money for more than two dozen non-profit organizations within Fauquier and Prince William counties. Leslie has also served on the Board of the Wakefield Booster Club including as President, the Snow Hill HOA Board of Directors, Fauquier Jewish Congregation Board of Directors, and the C. Hunter Ritchie PTO Board as Treasurer. She has also served on two FCPS Redistricting Committees.
PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications as we are in the interviewing phase. Thank you.
Job Summary: Provide support to the Executive Director, Affiliate Senior Staff, and FHFH committees. Primary duties include reception, light bookkeeping, data entry, volunteer coordination, family services, filing, and mail processing. This position is full-time 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Reports To: Executive Director
Skills Required: Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong data entry and PC skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite. Intuit QuickBooks experience a plus.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Provide reception coverage Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
- Collect, process and distribute mail to appropriate affiliate staff and committee chairs.
- Answer incoming phone calls and retrieve general voice mail.
- Organize meetings.
- Log checks and prepare bank deposit.
- Order office supplies, oversee routine maintenance of computers and printers.
- Prepare and execute volunteer recruitment, retention and appreciation process.
- Meet with construction staff regularly and maintain volunteer calendar to meet construction needs.
- Respond to all individual volunteer inquiries.
- Act as liaison to other organizations that are sending volunteers.
- Maintain volunteer database; keep records of volunteer activities, teams, number of hours worked, contact information, etc.
- Arrange for lunch at build sites.
- Ensure that volunteer liability waivers and other volunteer paperwork is processed properly.
- Contribute content for volunteer related articles and posts.
- Provide staff support to Family Selection Committee, including scheduling, coordinating and attending committee meetings.
- Implement Family Services Policy and make sure current practices are consistent with policies.
- Review and update Family Services Policy to reflect current practice and new legal issues.
- Manage homeowner selection process.
- Review pre-applications and send appropriate acknowledgement.
- Assist Family Selection committee with application orientation meetings.
- Track and screen applications before submitting to Family Selection Committee for review.
- Set appropriate timelines for Family Selection Committee and notify families of their status in timely manner.
- Maintain homeowner files.
- Track sweat equity hours and send monthly sweat equity reports.
- Keep partner families abreast of upcoming classes, events, and sweat equity opportunities.
- Maintain communication with Family Nurturers and keep records of specific issues on file.
Light Bookkeeping – Affiliate & ReStore
- Obtain appropriate approvals for all disbursements.
- Receipts – maintain accurate records of all cash and in-kind donations.
- Accounts payable – write checks for all payables including construction, non-construction, ReStore, payroll and tax deposits.
- Process payroll for affiliate and ReStore
- Provide Loan Servicing for affiliate mortgages
- Maintain appropriate financial records including mortgages, vendor invoices, payroll, bank statements, and homeowner paperwork.
Assist with additional projects as they arise.
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume with the subject line ADMINISTRATOR.
Beautiful things are happening in Huntly as friends and family join together to help Erin and Jason Haley build their home.
Starting with a bare foundation, the Haley family and volunteers from Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties, including some from Golden Rule Builders and H.C. Lane & Son LLC, have made great progress. This is thanks in part to Judi Burke, super-volunteer from the Rappahannock UMC, who has been keeping the crew well fed. And of course to Bill Mercer, our gifted Site Manager!
We’re building on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No experience is needed. Learn more and sign up here.
The weather is great, the view is stellar, and every hand makes a difference!
The effort is aimed at addressing “quality of life issues as well as housing concerns,” the organization announced in a news release.
In addition to local residents, Fauquier Habitat has invited businesses, organizations and government officials to participate in the coalition with the goal of creating an action plan, approved by the residents, to help revitalize the street, according to the news release.
For more information contact Fauquier for Humanity at 540-341-4952 or HaitiStreetNRI@fauquierhabitat.org.
Spring has just arrived and we already have a bunch of fun events for you. Here’s a sampling thus far. More information about these events will be posted here and on our Facebook page. Or, feel free to call the office.
25 – Haiti Street Neighborhood Clean-Up
8 – Navarrete Home Dedication Ceremony
21 – Women Build Trivia Night
22 – Home & Garden Show
27 – Greystone Day of Service
29 – PATH Let’s Volunteer Day!
Rappahannock Build Begins
2 – Give Local Piedmont Day
20 – Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival
27 – ReStore Sale
27-28 – Delaplane Strawberry Festival
9 – Culpeper Fest
5-8 – ReStore Sale
11 – Charity Golf Tournament
Fauquier Habitat, along with community leaders, supporters, homeowner families and friends, will be celebrating the completion of construction on our “Blitz Build” home at a dedication ceremony in Warrenton on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Warrenton, Va.– The best way for families to thrive is to be in a thriving neighborhood—and the greatest asset in any community is its residents.
With this in mind, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has initiated a Neighborhood Revitalization project in the historic Haiti Street neighborhood. NRI addresses quality of life issues as well as housing concerns.
“The community plan will be resident-driven rather than organizationally driven,” Fauquier Habitat Executive Director Paul Linz commented. “Therefore, we started this project by surveying Haiti Street residents about what they liked and what they didn’t like about their community.”
In addition to local residents, Fauquier Habitat has invited businesses, organizations and government officials to participate in the coalition with the goal of creating an action plan, approved by the residents, to help revitalize the street.
The Haiti Street neighborhood was a natural choice for Fauquier Habitat’s initial NRI project as two new Habitat homes are being built there this year.
Heading up the initiative is new Fauquier Habitat staff member Mary Correia. “My priority for the next few months is really getting to know the residents of the Haiti Street community, learning what their vision of their neighborhood is, and how we might assist them in making their hopes a reality.”
One of the first steps is a neighborhood Spring Clean-Up Day being held on March 25 which will give residents an opportunity to set out unusable items from their homes and yards for pick up and disposal. Additional beautification and home repair projects will be developed as the initiative continues.
Habitat for Humanity International’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) was born out of a desire to serve more families and have a greater impact on the communities Habitat affiliates serve. Affiliates offering NRI can affect more change through community development and additional housing solutions such as critical home repair, home rehabilitation and home weatherization.
For more information contact Fauquier for Humanity at 540.341.4952 or HaitiStreetNRI@fauquierhabitat.org
Fauquier Habitat is pleased to welcome, Mary Correia to the organization.