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


Fizzy Pink Jackhammer

By Sarah Stage, Insero & Company CPAs Team Captain

Last Friday, I had the distinct pleasure of attending ROC Properties at ARTISANWorks and helping spread the word about volunteering for Women Build. My fellow committee member Mary Hadley and I spoke to many amazing women (and men) who truly support the cause and would make great additions to our team. If you weren’t able to attend but would like to learn more, please contact Karen Kall or Mary Hadley – we have many opportunities for teams or individuals to get involved!

Roc Properties Women Build

At the event, we raffled off an amazing gift basket full of treats, snacks, and the ingredients for a cocktail: The Fizzy Pink Jackhammer. We had almost as many requests for the recipe as we did raffle entries, so I promised to share it with everyone!


The Fizzy Pink Jackhammer

Serves Two

3oz. Absolute Hibiskus Vodka
2oz. Pama Pomegranate Liquor
Grapefruit Soda
4 Cherries
Grapefruit Bitters

Mix vodka and pomegranate liquor in a shaker over ice
Shake it like a jackhammer
Strain into two glasses with cubed ice
Add grapefruit soda, 2 cherries, and 2 bitter dashes to each glass
Find a bestie, make a toast, and share

To make a virgin Fizzy Pink Jackhammer, just swap grapefruit juice for vodka,
POM juice for the Pomegranate Liquor, and use club soda in place of the grapefruit soda.

But seriously folks, please drink responsibly (and only if you are over 21)
and never, ever drink & operate any type of machinery including power tools!