Home Smart Assistant


Home Smart Assistants provide general support at classes that are designed to make homeownership a successful and rewarding experience for Atlanta Habitat homebuyers.


Atlanta Habitat homebuyers attend 12 Home Smart classes during a first year lease period as a requirement for closing on their homes. The Home Smart program has 10 classes that are required, and homebuyers may choose the other 2 classes from a list of electives. 
The required classes are

  • Orientation
  • Intro to Homeownership
  • HOME Room I (a home repair and maintenance class)
  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Community Involvement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Energy Use in Your Home
  • Your Mortgage
  • HOME Room II

Some examples of electives that have been offered in the past are

  • Landscaping
  • Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety
  • Investment and Retirement Planning
  • Decorating on a Budget

Outline of Responsibilities:

  • Help to set up and break down the classroom
  • Register the homebuyers that attend the classes
  • Make copies of classroom materials and tabulate sweat equity hours
  • Support the course instructors as needed.


Classes are generally held on Saturday mornings from 9-10 am and Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Volunteers should report 30 minutes before a class begins, and plan on staying for an additional 30 minutes after it ends. Other class times may be offered as needed.

Time Commitment:

We ask all Homeowner Education Volunteers to commit to working at an average of at least one class per month, and to serve as a volunteer in this capacity for at least six months.

Training and Support:

  • Volunteers attend a new volunteer orientation
  • Volunteers receive specific job related instructions immediately prior to their first shift


  • Passion and enthusiasm for Atlanta Habitat’s mission
  • Good customer service skills

Getting Started:

Contact Jody Klein, Family Services Education Coordinator, at 404-223-5180 ext. 177 or to sign-up to volunteer for a class.

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