Calling All Volunteers!

Flower City Habitat for Humanity Women Build is seeking new volunteers to learn new skills, build houses, and change lives for mothers and children here in Rochester.

New to Women Build? Attend one of our upcoming information sessions listed below and meet some of our builders!

Already a volunteer? Share this post and the flyer below with your friends and family and stay tuned for more information about our Kick-Off Meetings in April 2015!

Want to get more involved? We have openings on several of our sub-committees.
Check out the job descriptions below and let us know if you’re interested – we’d love to have you!

New Volunteers:

WB2015RecruitmentInfoSessionFlyerFINALLearn how to start or join a team at one of the following info sessions:

Henrietta Public Library
455 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
March 10th at 6pm

Pittsford Community Library
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
March 18th at 6pm

Flower City Habitat
755 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609
March 19th at 6pm

Gates Public Library
902 Elmgrove Road
Rochester, NY 14624
March 24th at 6pm

Help Wanted!

The Flower City Habitat Women Build program is run primarily by volunteers. We’re taking on more of the program operation this year and as such are looking for more volunteers to join our sub-committees:

MARKETING SUB-COMMITTEE – Seeking 2-3 volunteers who wish to utilize their marketing skills to increase awareness of Flower City Habitat Women Build initiative, attract more volunteers, and support fundraising efforts.

Preferred Skills: Marketing strategy, copywriting, design, PR, social media. Experience with Flower City Habitat Women Build and/or affiliation with local media organizations a bonus.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE – Seeking 1-2 volunteers to become members of the Volunteer Experience Sub-Committee. Provide back-up to the committee leader to assist in resolving questions/issues on the Donor Pages or Volunteer Up systems. Answer emails, check for system resolution with a quick turnaround to avoid scheduling delays. Time commitment during May-August approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Preferred Skills: Organization, strong communication, ability to manage spreadsheets. IT skills a bonus.

ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY – Seeking a volunteer to work with the Flower City Habitat Women Build Secretary, who is in charge of donor Thank You correspondence and takes notes at monthly steering committee meetings. Thank you letter generation is a semi-automated process and all materials are provided. Time commitment: 2-3 hours a week to help generate letters and mail them (April through November); 2 hours once a month when the current secretary is unable to attend a steering committee meeting.

Preferred Skills: Note taking, typing meeting minutes in Word and posting to Dropbox, using the mail merge feature in Word to create thank-you letters for donors.

If you have any questions about starting or joining a team, or if you’re interested in one of the volunteer positions listed above, please contact us at rocwomenbuild@gmail.com.

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Calling All Volunteers: You’re Invited!

Thank You

In case you haven’t heard, the 2014 Women Build House now has a ROOF! In addition, we now have over $61,000 towards our goal of $75,000! Of course all of this progress would not be possible without our fabulous volunteers, so we wanted to say thank you and invite you to celebrate our progress:

What: 2014 Flower City Habitat for Humanity Women Build Happy Hour
Where: Hicks & McCarthy, 23 S Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534
When: Thursday, July 24, 5pm – 7pm
Free Appetizers and 1 Free Drink Per Person

We do hope you can join us in celebrating our progress and our goal of empowering women to break the cycle of poverty by providing a hand up, not a hand out right here in Rochester one family, one home, one neighborhood at a time.

International Women’s Day

Did you know that tomorrow (March 8th) is International Women’s Day? This day has been observed since the early 1900s to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women across the globe, from women’s suffrage to competing in the Olympics.

International Women's DayTo learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, click here.

As a celebration of the Flower City Habitat Women Build commitment to empowering women, we’re asking that you share your favorite photo or story from your Women Build experience on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to like & tag both organizations!

Click on the links below to like each organization on Facebook:

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Time To Celebrate!

We’ve raised the money, we’ve built the house…it’s time to dedicate and celebrate! Mark your calendars:

What: 2013 Women Build House Dedication
When: December 14, 2013, 11am – 12pm
Where: 10 Kondolf Street, Rochester, NY 14606 (ceremony will be held indoors)

If you’ve never been to a Flower City Habitat for Humanity House Dedication, you’re missing out. The homeowners, family, staff and volunteers get the opportunity to gather together to celebrate the fact that months of dedication and hard work have finally paid off. Personally, it’s my favorite part of participating in a build – getting to see the dream of owning a home become a reality.

I do hope you’ll join us in celebrating with Kreasha, Don’Trael, Khemani and their family.

Also, teams are welcome (but by no means obligated) to bring gifts, cards, team photos, etc. to the dedication. If your team is planning to bring anything for Kreasha and her family, please let Teresa Bianchi know so she can plan accordingly.

Oh yeah…these guys will be there too!