Building a Better Community Through Affordable Home Ownership

Committees and Special Events

committees

Non-Construction volunteers play an important role within Habitat NOVA! We are constantly in need of volunteers with various skill sets to assist with our different departments, including:

  • Administrative Support — Our offices are open Monday-Friday and we offer flexible scheduling.
  • Photography — Professional photographers are needed on an occasional basis at a build site or at a special event.
  • Community Ambassador — Help us at special events like community fairs and housing shows.

To volunteer in any of the above capacities, please contact Cassidy Weitman at cweitman@habitatnova.org. To sign up for construction or ReStore volunteer opportunities, please click here.

In addition, we have volunteer opportunities with our committees.  Board Committees support our mission by providing guidance, volunteer capacity and are the training and recruiting ground for Board members.  Committees typically meet once a month. Their membership is composed of Board members, non-Board members, and a staff liaison. Committees make recommendations to the Board, which makes final decisions. To volunteer, please contact the staff liaison listed for the committee or subcommittee.

Breakfast Committee

Organizes fundraising breakfasts, including keynote speaker, venue, entertainment and registrations. Volunteers with event planning and/or fundraising experience are desired.

Contact: Peter Larson, Director of Development

Homeowner Committee

Responsible for providing Habitat homeowners and prospective homeowners with a mutual support system, educational opportunities and a forum for discussions to help break the cycle of poverty.

Contact: Cassidy Weitman, Programs Coordinator

Marketing & Development Committee

Responsible for planning fundraising activities and events, and educating communities about our mission. Oversees development and implementation of the ReStore and the Affiliate Marketing Plan. Represents Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia in the community, including communications with the press. This subcommittee also works to build connections with local businesses. Working closely with the Director of Development, members of this subcommittee spread the word about Habitat NOVA and encourage businesses to support our mission. Contact: Nathan Petrillo, Marketing and Communications Manager

Volunteers with the following skills are desired for this committee and its subcommittees:

Community Ambassadors Subcommittee

Community Ambassadors represent Habitat NOVA throughout the community, educating the public on our mission. Subcommittee members take part in a variety of community events and public speaking opportunities to raise awareness of Habitat NOVA. Contact: Nathan Petrillo, Marketing and Communications Manager

Special Events and Outreach Subcommittee

This subcommittee coordinates all aspects of the Marketing & Development Committee’s special events. Members will work with the Development, Marketing & Communications Committee Chair and Habitat NOVA staff to plan annual events as well as come up with new, creative fundraising event ideas. This subcommittee also provides assistance with special outreach projects.  Contact: Erica Painter, Special Events and Outreach Manager

Faith Relations Subcommittee

Members of this subcommittee assist the Outreach Manager with the affiliate’s engagement with regional faith communities. Subcommittee members will work with staff to identify target areas and communities for relationship building, and will also help implement a week-long event, “Building on Faith.” Contact: Cassidy Weitman, Programs Coordinator

ReStore Committee

Responsible for overseeing the operations of the Alexandria and Chantilly ReStores.

Contact: Erica Painter, Special Events and Outreach Manager

Women Build

Responsible for strengthening the Women Build program by increasing membership and coordinating fundraising events.

Contact: Erica PainterSpecial Events and Outreach Manager