Join our Outreach Committee!

Published

06/14/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Rebuilding Together Seattle
500 Aurora Avenue North
#305
Seattle
Washington
98109
United States

Description

Organization and Position Summary

Rebuilding Together Seattle is the leading community revitalization partner in our region focused on addressing substandard, unsafe, and unhealthy housing conditions. As part of the national Rebuilding Together network, our 140 affiliates across the country repair 10,000 homes annually with the help of nearly 100,000 volunteers. We leverage resources and partnerships to offer home repair and modification services to low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities at entirely no cost to them. Our coordinated approach between residents, volunteers, municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, foundations, and other partner organizations builds and sustains safe, healthy, and thriving communities. More than housing repair, we improve health outcomes, stabilize housing and homeownership, and reduce the need for new affordable housing. Our work preserves treasured memories and restores social networks, while celebrating community through the strengthening of our neighborhoods. Together we can build safe homes and communities for everyone.

Rebuilding Together Seattle is seeking community-oriented, personable, articulate, and dedicated volunteers to join our newly forming Outreach Committee. With our region’s neighborhoods rapidly changing, identifying neighbors in need has become increasingly challenging and dispersed. However, we know from census data that over 37,000 owner-occupied households in our region are living below the federal poverty line. Working with partner organizations and agencies, as well as directly with past and prospective program participants, Outreach Committee Members will serve as program ambassadors and organizational representatives in connecting with new potential applicants, building relationships, and spreading the word about our work to create safe and healthy housing and communities.


Outreach Committee Member Expectations

  • Passionately endorse and share Rebuilding Together’s mission and vision
  • Become familiar with Rebuilding Together Seattle’s 28-year history, our core services and operations, and current issues and trends related to our work
  • Participate in quarterly Outreach Committee meetings and engage in monthly planned activities and initiatives as available
  • Arrange meetings with partner agencies or other organizations working with the same populations as Rebuilding Together in order to exchange information on services and explore opportunities for referrals or other forms of partnerships
  • Conduct interviews with past program recipients in order to gather stories, ensure continued safety in the home, and encourage them in becoming ambassadors of our work as well
  • Attend Rebuilding Together program events in order to promote our organization to the broader community, such as neighbors passing by, as well as connecting with volunteers on-site to give them a deeper understanding of our efforts and foster long-term individual engagement with us
  • Represent Rebuilding Together at outreach events, tabling, or other community engagement activities
  • Research organizations, neighborhoods, housing data, or other areas that may provide information or strategies to identifying neighbors in need
  • Work with our AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator, offering support and constructive feedback in helping shape their work and professional development
  • Introduce your personal and professional network to the organization, while helping to expand our own network of volunteers, community partners, and other supporters
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive program or personal information, and adhere to the organization’s policies, including Conflict of Interest, Ethics, and Whistleblower protections


Our Impact at a Glance

28 years of service in the Seattle area

38,700+ volunteers activated, contributing over 338,000 hours

1,850+ homes and nonprofit facilities repaired, 839 in the last 5 years alone

$10.5 million in direct community investment


“Rebuilding Together caught me while I was drowning. Someone reached in and pulled me out of the water to give me the boost that I needed. Because of you, I am now breathing again.” – Ruth


“We couldn’t have done this on our own. We're on a fixed income and just couldn’t afford to do it ourselves. There is a huge need in the community and maybe people have had to leave their homes. If you weren’t here to help us I don’t know what we would do.” – Patty


“Through all of the hard work of volunteers and everyone involved, my grand mom feels empowered to live alone again.” – Mekel


For more information, contact Caleb Marshall, Executive Director, at cmarshall@rtseattle.org


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Benefits

  • Training Provided

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