ReStore development VISTA members develop, document and implement plans to mobilize more funds for local house building through the development of ReStore opportunities and operations. As a ReStore development VISTA, you may develop ReStore business processes, create a volunteer staffing plan, recruit and train volunteer staff members, publicize and promote the store, and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the store in the community. You will develop and implement an enhanced ReStore volunteer program, as well as marketing and donor plans that will address the needs of your Habitat organization. You will ensure that the ReStore development program is sustainable, continuing after your term of service.
•Research, develop and implement a ReStore-specific volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan that increases the amount of repeat volunteers serving in the ReStore. Create a restore volunteer directory database to capture volunteer data.
•Research, develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies/materials designed to increase visibility of the ReStore in the community and increase unrestricted revenue as a result of increased purchases and donations. Develop a media directory database. Develop materials which are relevant to the various media outlets sourced in the media directory database.
•Research, develop and implement ReStore donor outreach plan to increase recurring donations. Create a ReStore donor directory database of local businesses and community partners that would be ideal donors.
•Research, develop and implement new or updated ReStore procedures and policies to be in line with standard ReStore operating procedures that have been identified as best practices.
Community Need Addressed
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Since 1976 Habitat has helped 22 million build or improve the place they call home.
In 2018, Habitat helped more than 8.7 million people, and an additional 2.2 million gained the potential to improve their living conditions through training and advocacy. In addition, more than 1.4 million volunteers were mobilized to build, advocate and raise awareness about the global need for shelter.
•Increased number of volunteers recruited, trained and retained with higher volunteer experience satisfaction.
•Increased community awareness and usage of the ReStore.
•Increased efficiency in ReStore donor process.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Many benefits vary by service location. However all Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, an annual blitz build event. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.
CPR First aid.
Skills you will gain
Leadership, public speaking, specific construction skills, time management, project planning, knowledge of the issues of affordable housing.
Competencies You Will Develop
Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment