Helping someone is a fulfilling feeling like no other. With your time and effort only, you get to make a huge difference in other people’s lives, and the best thing is you can see that difference with your own eyes! But there are other benefits of the whole concept that makes people happy to become a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
- Get a New and Better Job
Volunteering at Habitat is not just about doing one very specific thing over and over again. We provide our volunteers with a chance to learn new skills and engage in work areas they might not have had the opportunity to explore before. Through team-building activities at Habitat, volunteers go through professional and personal growth, which allows them to seek better job opportunities later on.
Of course, even if you simply get to exercise the skills you already possess, you get to use your volunteer experience to strengthen your resume and amaze potential employers.
- Learn New Skills
As mentioned, Habitat for Humanity community service engages the help of people with various skillsets and allows every single one of them to expand on those. Every day brings something new; you might be assigned to help a family with home repairs, or you might get to work on a building site, most definitely get a chance to learn how to operate a new tool, and much more. What’s more, being engaged in the housing matters of your community will also give you the opportunity to educate yourself more on all sorts of housing issues and finances.
- The Joy of Team Building
It’s not every day that different people from different places get to work together with one noble goal in mind. You get to make the impossible happen simply by the fact that you all want to make a difference, and you know that the biggest difference will come from all your efforts coming together.
There are no requirements, rules, prejudice, or anything else for your Habitat for Humanity volunteer application except the desire to join hands with others to help someone improve their living conditions. In that sense, you might walk into this whole thing surrounded by strangers, but you’ll walk out with a bunch of new friends.
- Make a Change Wherever
If you’re looking for good places to do community service, you can start with your own. This gives you an opportunity to make an impact locally and make your community a better place. But that doesn’t limit you to lend a helping hand to the rest of the world though. When you volunteer with Habitat, you can also travel across the US and Canada, as well as the rest of the world with a group of volunteers who’re interested in making a change at different destinations as well. After all, we build homes in more than 70 countries around the world.
- Be a Part of Something Grand
Being a part of Habitat’s volunteer program allows you to (re)connect with others within your community as well as other places in the world. The memories and impact you make will stay with you forever and let you tell an amazing story of unity, kindness, strength, and stability. Together with everyone at Habitat, you have the power to improve people’s lives.
So, how to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity? All you have to do is visit our website and fill out the application form. This is where you provide us with your contact info and preferred volunteer days. You also get to choose your volunteer areas of interest, such as construction, deconstruction, home center, office/clerical support, and/or lunch donations.