Construction Laborer (Former Employee), Troy, NY – January 18, 2014
Pros: learning construction skills, learning how to do drywall, learning how to do carpentry
I would go to a construction site daily and I would help make houses and learn new things. I learned carpentry and drywall. I earned many certifications. The management was an awesome group. They encouraged me to work harder everyday, they pushed me to do things that I felt uncomfortable to do, and they taught me that I could do anything that I put – more... my mind to. My coworkers were great when they wanted to be, but sometimes they weren't as devoted as I was. The hardest part of my job was people not trying to work as hard as I was working. The most enjoyable part of my day was learning new things on a daily basis. – less
Most welcoming and dedicated staff, I wanted to go to work every morning!
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR (Current Employee), West Springfield, MA – January 16, 2014
Pros: people, healthcare, flexible schedules, cultural environment
Cons: it wasn't based in san francisco.
I became involved with Habitat via a volunteer position I was recruited to on their Development Committee. We built four homes for tornado-affected families and manged to raise $600,000 in six months to get them home for the holidays. Shortly after that I was asked onto their Board of Directors. I was then on the search committee for a new Development – more... and Communications Director. I couldn't pass it up. I wanted to walk through the door there every morning. No one was beyond taking out the trash or handling emotionally challenging situations involving people who really, really needed a home. It was a fantastic team and I would work there again in a heartbeat. The management style was best described as coaching. Our ED expected us to come to her with what we needed her to do. In my case, that was finding and scheduling prospective funders. The hardest part of the job was working with so many folks in need. Avoiding mission creep with the desires of potential funders could be challenging as well--but nothing that was insurmountable. During a typical day I would work with board members, committee members, our web hosting company, members of the community and staff to secure funding, plan and execute events and spread the word through our marketing. The entire staff was supportive when I told them I was moving. I am still working for them pro bono because I care about them as people and about the mission of the organization. – less
volunteer/carpentry (Former Employee), Silverdale, WA – January 16, 2014
Pros: work skills, built houses for people in need.
I really enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity. I learned a lot of new things like how to install drywall and how to do frame work. The management was great along with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was having to work all day in the hot sun. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I knew that I was helping the community and people – more... in need. I may not have gained a paycheck for the hard work I did, but I did gain great work experience – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), Providence, RI – January 9, 2014
I loved volunteering with Habitat. It was a great place to be as far as everything was concerned. I met so may people, learned so may things, Everyone was friendly and patient with everyone. Ad helping others just felt great
Retail marketing (Former Employee), New York – January 7, 2014
Pros: we was helping someone else than ourselves
Cons: work outside
build house for those in hurricane sandy. I learned about how to build a foundation for houses and buildings. hardest part was picking up big pieces of the house. most enjoyable part was the food we ate.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), The Dalles, OR – December 16, 2013
Pros: making new friends
At the job I helped Tim the manager re-stalk shelves and help the costumers find what they needed. I had a lot of fun learning things about different tool and appliances, the people I worked with were very kind and helpful when i didn't know what to do.
Keyed-Manager (Former Employee), East Peoria, IL – December 15, 2013
Under new Directorship, Making many changes to meet new E.D. desires. Many new hires are short term, however, employees are not told that upon hiring... Once all new changes are made and new policies are written and in effect this should be a good source of employment; but not until changes are written to become policy.
customer service (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – December 5, 2013
Pros: learned how to fix houses up for low prices
Cons: i was volunteering and wasnt being paid
The day begins with learning what your duties of the day are after finding that out you start helping customers until its time for a pickup or collect donations from customers cars. help customers find prices.
Bookkeeper/Family Support Coordinator (Former Employee), Beaumont, TX – December 1, 2013
Pros: community interaction
Cons: director that didn't seem to care about clients.
typical day consisted of bookkeeping & general clerical duties. Collections, interacting with clients, problem solving. Direct supervisor was great. Really cared about clients. Co-workers were great. Hardest part of job was working with director. She seemed to have lost the vision of the organization. Most enjoyable was giving back to community and – more... client interaction. – less