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Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Construction Volunteers for a House Build Day:

Join us for a build day and support our mission to build safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need. We will be building multiple houses in Springfield, straight through the winter, that are in different stages of completion.

There is no experience necessary. Our construction managers will teach you everything you need to know. Sign up on-line and pick a day for yourself, or form a group of co-workers, members of your family or church, or fellow students, etc. If you have some construction or carpentry experience, we'd love to hear from you.

We typically build on Thurs, Fri. and Sat., weather permitting. Our day is from 8:30-3:00, or whenever the tasks are completed. Groups should be between 5 and 10 people.

Contact: Mary Olmsted, Volunteer Coordinator at olmsted@habitatspringfield.org, or 413-739-5503, or sign up at habitatspringfield.org/volunteer. We look forward to seeing on the build site!

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About Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

Location:

268 Cold Spring Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089, US

Mission Statement

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) is a housing ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership opportunities. This is accomplished by working in partnership with diverse people, from all walks of life, to build simple, decent affordable housing.

Description

Habitat's mission to provide homeownership opportunities to low-income families is unique as it requires partner families to work alongside the community that is reaching out to help them. Each Habitat partner family provides "sweat equity," or physical labor, toward the construction of their own home, other Habitat family homes and special projects. Partner families provide between 300 - 500 hours of sweat equity and participate in educational programs designed to help them achieve successful homeownership. Habitat partner families are selected based on three specific criteria: Ability to pay a zero-percent interest mortgage, need for simple, decent shelter, and a willingness to partner with the organization, sponsors and community volunteers. Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity has helped over 100 local families and 200 international families through home ownership and home preservation opportunities over the past 31 years.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

James St.Blooomfield St.Orchard St.Springfield, MA 01089

(42.12499,-72.6506)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 8:30 - 3:00, of whenever the tasks for the day are completed. Thurs., Fri. or Sat.

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