Volunteer Spotlight: Mid-Week Crew Build and Lunch
The MWC is looking for new members! Please join us Wednesday, June 12th as we invite potential members to build with us in the morning and enjoy a catered lunch where MWC members will discuss the program. Hopefully potential members will enjoy the experience and want to come back!
Habitat Heroes: The Midweek Crew
It has often been said that volunteers are the engine that powers Habitat’s quest to transform lives and communities. This month, Habitat is honored to share the stories of a key volunteer group that truly makes the engine run.
Habitat Store Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Springer
This spring, in just five months, Josh Springer logged more than 90 hours of volunteer work at The Habitat Store. A soon-to-be high school graduate, Josh was looking for work experience and could think of no better way than to volunteer.
“It’s important to volunteer, because you are able to gain successes and learn from your mistakes,” said Springer. “It’s taught me patience and perseverance.”
While volunteering, Josh assisted in all aspects of the daily retail operations including heavy lifting, furniture assembly, donations processing and customer service. He now works at Five Guys Burgers and Fries and says that his volunteer experience provided valuable training, helping him get the job.
He was so enthusiastic about Habitat that he volunteered to create a new partnership between The Habitat Store and the Enterprise Alternative Education Center.
An attendee at Enterprise, Josh saw an opportunity for his fellow classmates to gain new skills, and arranged for unassembled furniture to be dropped off at the school so that students could assemble it when they had free time throughout the day. The assembled furniture was then sold at The Habitat Store, helping to fund Habitat local homebuilding activities.
Josh’s experience is a great example of how volunteering can lead to other opportunities. The Store relies on volunteers to assist in daily retail operations in a variety of ways including furniture assembly, customer service, and donation processing.
Interested in learning more about volunteering at The Habitat Store and developing beneficial job skills? Contact The Habitat Store Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or at 434-293-6331. 434-293- 43
Habitat hosts first ever New Partner Family Build Day
The anticipation and excitement were palpable as 20 new Habitat Partner Families gathered at Burnet Commons II: The Woods to put on their hard hats and step onto the construction site for the first time.
Habitat hosts Partner Family Picnic, brings together new and old Partner Families
Excitement was in the air on a beautiful Saturday afternoon this month as Habitat Partner Families, volunteers, advocates, and board and staff members gathered for a day of food, fellowship and fun.