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Outreach Liaison Volunteer

Objective:

Potential Atlanta Habitat homeowner applicants sign up for information about Atlanta Habitat at various outreach events. The Application Workshop Preparation Manager works to screen these potential applicants and schedule qualified candidates for Application Workshops.
 

Outline of Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Call all interested candidates to answer questions on qualifications, neighborhoods and the application process
  • Use established screening criteria (residency, prior homeownership, calculating income) to determine if a candidate meets pre-qualifications for the program and schedule all qualified candidates for an Application Workshop
  • If candidates do not meet criteria, explain how they can improve their situation and encourage them to try again
  • Remind potential applicants about the Application Workshop 1-2 days prior

Schedule:

A volunteer is needed the third Friday and the fourth Monday of each month for Application Workshop preparation. Otherwise, commitment is flexible, though preferably scheduled at the same time each week.

Time Commitment:

We ask that Outreach Liaisons commit to working a minimum of 3 hours a week, and to serve as a volunteer in this capacity for at least six months.

Training and Support:

  • Volunteers must attend a training session on Atlanta Habitat’s homeowner selection requirements
  • Volunteers “shadow” an Atlanta Habitat staff member before screening families on their own
  • Atlanta Habitat staff are present and available to answer questions and provide support as needed

Qualifications:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for Atlanta Habitat’s mission
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable working on the phone
  • Volunteers must be able to familiarize themselves with the following information and communicate it clearly:
    • Atlanta Habitat guidelines and policies for acceptance
    • The application form and required documents
    • Atlanta Habitat neighborhoods and home features

Getting Started:

We ask that all of our individual volunteers first come to an orientation. The volunteer orientation will provide you with an understanding of Atlanta Habitat's program, information on how to get started, and answer any questions you might have. Orientations are offered 2 – 3 times monthly on Wednesday or Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and last approximately one hour.  
 
To register for an orientation:
 
Go to the volunteer registration website at www.atlantahabitat.volunteerhub.com
Create an account by clicking Register.

  • Select a user name and password
  • Enter your join code: ORIENTATION
  • Input your contact information. 
  • Follow the prompts to complete your registration.
 
Please contact Aliya Petzing at 404-223-5180 ext. 107 or aliya.petzing@atlantahabitat.org if you have any questions about registering for an orientation or if you are unable to view the upcoming orientation schedule.
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