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 occupancy period as a requirement for closing on their homes. The Home Smart program has 11 classes that are required, and homebuyers may choose the other class from a list of electives. 
The required classes are 

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

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:

  • Register the homebuyers that attend the classes
  • Make copies of classroom materials and tabulate sweat equity hours
  • Support the course instructors as needed.
  • Additional duties, prep for special classes, mass mailings, phone calls


Classes are generally held on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 am and Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 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 Home Smart Assistants to commit to working 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 Jody.Klein@atlantahabitat.org to sign-up to volunteer for a class.