The Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation has been expanding capacity and needs volunteers with skill sets.
While we set up construction for our largest projects yet, 25 affordable housing units in Louisa and another 17 affordable units in Fluvanna, our other programming is continuing to expand! Providing essential home repairs has had its best impact year in history with 125 projects completed totally over $400,000! We also completed 45 ramp projects this past year! That's a lot of coordination and time!
Do you have an interest in helping neighbors and have skills that would benefit the community? The Foundation is seeking to expand its volunteer base and fill 4 volunteer positions critical to accomplishing our goals and mission.
Please review the descriptions below and let us know if you are interested or need more detail.
Volunteer Coordinator – this would be well-suited to someone with a lot of volunteer experience, who is capable of working independently organizing volunteer workers for local jobs like building porches and handicap access ramps. Some minor construction knowledge would be helpful but not required. A person who is good at organizing and can dig in and figure out solutions.
Volunteer Administrator – Office work, primarily answering phones and returning calls who can provide anywhere between 8 – 24 hours per week. A former professional who is competent to guide residents calling in to solutions provided by FLHF and other local organizations would be ideal. This could also involve working one-on-one with residents in need filling out and collecting appropriate paperwork for grant applications and loans. Assistance in getting people to the right solution is our most pressing need.
Volunteer Fundraising Assistance – We have two large construction projects in the planning stages and we are hoping to raise $250,000 for these projects. We have a Volunteer Donor Relations person who has a lot of fundraising experience and could use assistance reaching out to potential donors in the County. No experience necessary, but someone who is enthusiastic about the project and well-connected in the community would be a great asset. Hours are flexible.
Volunteer Access Ramp Coordinator – someone who is handy would be ideal. We have close to 200 handicap access ramps out in the community that are aluminum and portable. When one family is finished using it, we move the parts to another family in need. There is a steady need for pickup and reassembly. We need someone who can coordinate, measure for correct placement of ramps, disassemble and assemble. We have a small tow trailer that can be used to transport ramp parts. Hours are flexible.