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Building Homes with Habitat for Humanity

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ORGANIZATION: San Diego Habitat for Humanity



Volunteer support is needed to construct six new townhomes in National City. No experience is needed. Staff and long-term volunteers will teach you everything you need to know about building with Habitat for Humanity.

This project will provide affordable homeownership opportunities for six families in National City. Volunteers assist in all phases of construction, from framing to finishes.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing Up: Volunteers must attend San Diego Habitat for Humanity's Volunteer Orientation. After the orientation, volunteers sign up for shifts through their VolunteerHub webpage.

Shifts: Volunteer shifts are 8:00am - 3:00pm, with a 30 minute lunch break on Mondays - Saturdays. No long-term commitment is required.

Attire: Closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. They recommend dressing in layers as the site temperature fluctuates throughout the day.

Physical Requirements: Construction sites require volunteers to navigate uneven terrain. Throughout the day, volunteers will bend, twist, and kneel.

Experience: No experience necessary, previous construction experience is welcome. Staff members will show you what help is needed that day. They ask that all volunteers have a willingness to learn and take direction, an ability to work with and respect others, an attention to detail, a safety-focused mindset, and a positive attitude.

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity

San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. They work with individuals and families here in San Diego county to create affordable homeownership solutions through new construction and home repairs.

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About San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Location:

8128 Mercury Court, SAN DIEGO, CA 92111, US

Mission Statement

The mission of San Diego Habitat for Humanity is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. This is achieved by creating affordable homeownership opportunities in partnership with families and individuals throughout San Diego County.

Description

We partner with families to help build or improve a place they can call home and to find the stability and security they need for a better future. Homeownership can seem like an unattainable dream here in San Diego, but we work alongside future homebuyers to make those dreams become reality. Our programs include:

New Construction - Money fundraised and mortgage payments from previous homes are used to purchase land, and we utilize thousands of volunteer hours to build homes. Homeowners go through a lengthy selection process and join volunteers onsite, contributing 250 hours of sweat equity per adult applicant as their down payment on their home.

Home Repair - We have 2 distinct home repair programs - Neighborhood Revitalization and VetRepair. Neighborhood Revitalization focuses on repairs for homeowners in the neighborhoods where we build new construction. Through VetRepair, we provide repairs for Veteran homeowners throughout San Diego County. Both programs include critical home repair projects (which may include major utility or roof repairs, which need to be subcontracted) or exterior home repair, which is much more volunteer friendly.

ReStore - The ReStore is our discount home improvement center where we accept donations of building materials and home goods. The sale of those items help to fund our mission. We have 3 locations throughout the county - National City, Kearny Mesa, and Escondido - in addition to an online store.

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

Thu Jul 15, 2021 - Sat Dec 31, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

National City, CA 91950

(32.67216,-117.09706)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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