Helping the community with building a foundation for themselves.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Iowa City, IA – September 24, 2013
Setting up the warehouse so community members can come and shop for their homes and very low prices is amazing. Knowing how expensive tools and appliances can be for homes makes volunteers feel as though they could possibly be making someone's day because of the large amount of products for such a low price. The AmeriCorps workers that run the warehouse – more... are awesome people who enjoy sharing their knowledge about helping the community also. – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Goodyear, AZ – August 18, 2014
I loved working here we got to serve and help customers in need of assistance for home goods in furtinure appliances or just a bathroom cabinet this is the place to go all money goes to familes it is a non- profit organization to help families built homes.
Crew Member (Current Employee), Boston, MA – August 11, 2014
My day start of with cleaning up the mess that was left the day before. when things are finished being cleaned up we as a group start our job which is painting the inside and outside of the house. i learn how to use tools i never used before also how to measure certain things.my co-workers are cool never had a problem. I get along with my co-workers – more... very well. the hardest part of my job is leaving to go home i just want to keep working. the most enjoying part of my job is getting along with my co-workers. – less
President (Former Employee), Cortland, NY – July 27, 2014
Was able to enjoy volunteer work while attending college. I worked with other students in the SUNY Cortland community. We had weekly meetings at school to discuss any upcoming builds and also created activities for members to keep students involved in the club.
Spring Break Trip Helper (Former Employee), Maryville, TN – July 26, 2014
A group of students and faculty at Westminster College spent spring break in Maryville, TN with Habitat for Humanity. Along with groups from other colleges and universities, we helped with the continued construction of three houses as well as organizing the local ReStore. Everyone was kind and had a strong desire to work as hard as they could. The hardest – more... part of the job was having to leave at the end and the best part was being there. – less
learning how to build a house and meeting friendly people
AmeriCorps Member (Former Employee), Laredo, TX – July 21, 2014
Pros: finishing a year would give u a scholarship for college
Cons: no cons
Everyday we would have to get all the power tools ready for the day and we had to drive to the job site. we learn construction technique and how to become leaders to lead volunteer groups. the management we had was really great they were always there to help us out in any problems we were stuck on. the co workers were all friendly and helpful. the hardest – more... part of the job would probably be when it was raining cause we couldn't go to the job site. the most enjoyable part of the job was seeing home owners walking in there dream house. – less
Installer (Former Employee), Modest, California – July 18, 2014
Normal day included showing up to the house site at 8 and proceeding to do status check of what needed to be accomlished in the next phase of development. Had to manage time against the schedule of house comleyton for residents to take occupancy of home.
The hardest part of the Job was learning how to structurally build a home from the foundation to – more... it's framing. Although I am technical, building a home in a matter of weeks to present a livable environment for a family was a great learning curve for myself.
The most enjoyable time would be presenting the family with the key to the front door. Knowing that my hands had built a shelter for individuals to live was its own reward. – less
Volunteer Work (Current Employee), Ogden, UT – July 16, 2014
Pros: helping my community.
I meet with with the community in Ogden. We organize and open a new store. I've learned that there are many people in the Ogden area who are in need of help which I am happy to be a part of. The coordinators are very nice and take tasks one at a time. I have been fortunate to work with many different types of people also doing volunteer work. Working – more... in the heat when we are walking the streets looking for the homeless to do outreach. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and knowing I am helping people. – less