Interested in helping build affordable homes?Learn about how Habitat for Humanity works and current volunteer opportunities at the organization’s spring kickoff on April 16.
Learn about how Habitat for Humanity works and current volunteer opportunities at the organization’s upcoming spring kickoff.
It will take place Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. and again at 5 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity office located at 911 State Highway 29 North in Alexandria.
Current volunteers and people who would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity are encouraged to attend.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities available including construction and non-construction.
In addition, Habitat for Humanity invites clubs, churches and businesses groups to volunteer at the construction site or at a special event.
For more information on volunteer opportunities for groups, contact Sarah Alberts, volunteer coordinator at (320) 762-4255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who would like to volunteer with Habitat can also visit the Habitat website at www.hfhdouglascounty.org.
Volunteer opportunities and the volunteer schedule are posted on the website along with the volunteer registration information. The site also has a registration and sign up feature, click on Volunteer and Volunteer Hub.
“Habitat for Humanity is very thankful for the over 400 volunteers who contribute annually 13,000 reported hours,” said Lori Anderson, executive director.
Anderson added that the dollar value generated by local Habitat volunteers is $263,250 based on the national 2008 estimated dollar value of volunteer time of $20.25 per hour established by The Independent Sector (www.independentsector.org) a leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1997 and has built 22 homes.
Homeowner families are selected according to established criteria: need for housing, ability to partner with Habitat and ability to pay.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.
Partner families purchase the homes from Habitat with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.
Volunteers provide most of the labor. Tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations, churches, foundations and businesses.