Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County - Charities, Nonprofit

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Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County
1907 Hampton Court
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440Phone: 8435465685Ext7
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About Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County

Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County Accomplishments

Since our founding in 1991, we have completed 97 homes. Our goal is to build four homes each year.

Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, South Carolina is the non-profit, ecumenical, Christian-based organization that gives low-income working families a chance to contribute to society, because it builds simple, decent homes in decent communities which encourage the development of productive citizens. Habitat homeowners purchase their homes with no-interest, no profit mortgages and sweat equity. Habitat's mission is accomplished through generous donations of time, money and building materials from many local companies, civic and government leaders, and individuals who want to help their fellow citizens while building a stronger community.

Do Something As Big As A House!
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County

Construction Volunteers

Every year, some 300 volunteers help build our homes. Our volunteers contribute their time as individuals from all walks of life and professions as well as groups from businesses, congregations and civic organizations. Working in small teams with a Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County site supervisor, they pound nails, paint, saw, spackle, install flooring -- you name it! No experience is required, simply come with an open mind and a willing heart and we will provide the training.

Becoming a Construction Volunteer

Individuals and groups are invited to join us for a full day of house construction. HFHGC builds every Tuesday and Thursday and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays are our most popular day and are often filled months in advance. A volunteer commitment of one day is all we ask. If you enjoy the experience -- and we hope you will! -- you may contact us to schedule additional dates. So come once, or come once in awhile ...we're always building houses! The size of a group is generally 6-10. This can vary depending on the number of houses we are building, time of year, day of the week, other volunteers scheduled and number of available construction supervisors.

Start Your House Work Here

If you'd like to volunteer to help with construction, in our office or on our committees, please contact us for our Request for Volunteer Information form by calling 843-546-5685 x 9.

Non-Construction Volunteers

Office Work: We have weekday shifts available for volunteers to process mailings, help update database, plan special events, and otherwise help our office staff. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 9 or email VolCoord@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Committee Work

We have numerous committees that are part of the home-building process.

Family Selection Committee

This committee reviews homeowner applications, follows up on job and landlord references, and conducts home visits. They then recommend families to the board of directors for acceptance into the homeowner program. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 2 or email Annette@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Family Support Committee

This committee provides support for families once they have been accepted into the program. They also coordinate orientations and workshops, provide resources for budget and job skills counseling, and monitor mortgage delinquency. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 2 or email Annette@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Development Committee

This committee develops and assists in implementing strategies for securing the resources required to support the house construction program and the operations of the affiliate. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 4 or email ResDev@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Restore Committee

This committee promotes community awareness of the opportunities to donate gently used items among private citizens, building contractors, realtors and businesses, as well as helping to recruit volunteers for the store. Call the ReStore at 843-545-5868 ext. 1 or email ReStore@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Church Relations Committees

This committee recruits and works with coalitions of churches, temples and synagogues to sponsor and build homes. Our partners in the faith community are a central source of support. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 9 or email VolCoord@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

Construction Committee

This committee oversees the construction program of Habitat, develops and implements policies for acquisition of materials and services, develops materials for solicitation of in-kind contributions of materials, and donor recognition programs. They also oversee warehouse use and inventory, are responsible for on-site safety policies and recruit volunteers for specialized construction tasks. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 9 or email VolCoord@HabitatGeorgetown.com.

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