By Pamela Wayne Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County Member I have been involved with Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County since its\u00a0inception in this county in 1999, along with a small group of people. It has grown and changed through the\u00a0years. This year the organization has seen a lot of change. We went from being on our own to being under the\u00a0umbrella of a larger Habitat organization in our area. The Wexford County Habitat for Humanity has taken us\u00a0under their wing with support in the area where we needed it most\u00a0\u2014\u00a0administrative. Habitat for Humanity\u00a0International and Michigan Habitat for Humanity are asking more of us than we could handle as a small\u00a0organization with only a handful of volunteers. So Wexford Habitat has agreed to handle that burden for us. Now we\u00a0can focus on what we really need to keep our organization going and growing. Here are a few of our immediate\u00a0needs. We need to find a partner family for our current home near Evart in the Lake Miramichi subdivision. So we\u00a0need one volunteer for family recruitment. This volunteer would have the following responsibilities: Where and what media to use for recruiting a family Send out applications Verify that the returned applications are complete Forward the applications to Wexford Habitat for final approval We also need to find a public relations volunteer. The volunteer would have the following responsibilities: Write press releases Write letters for various events Prepare posters for various events That brings us to the most important volunteer at this time: fund raising. Our most immediate need is the annual golf outing. We need a volunteer to chair the golf outing. This volunteer would have the following\u00a0responsibilities: Seek donations Organize the annual golf outing\u00a0\u2014\u00a0experience in playing in golf outings would be a plus, but not a requirement So for now, I would just like to thank all of our hard-working volunteers past and present. Many hands make the\u00a0work a lot easier. Please look at your schedule and into your heart to see where you might be able to help us out. I also know that\u00a0some employers require their employers do some sort of community service work and this would be a great\u00a0opportunity to get those hours. There are always other volunteer opportunities. In most cases it will not take\u00a0up much of your time. We meet every other month on the first Wednesday of the month, just to\u00a0see where we stand and what direction we need to go next. You can reach us at (231) 832-6092 or email@example.com.