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Women Build July 27: training for women wanting to volunteer in our home construction & repairs

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ORGANIZATION: West Tuality Habitat for Humanity

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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The vision of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a community where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities and is a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. Our work is focused on Western Washington County, Oregon (Forest Grove, Cornelius, Gaston, North Plains, Gales Creek, Banks, Timber, Buxton and the surrounding areas).

When you volunteer with West Tuality Habitat for Humanity in Western Washington County, Oregon, you join hundreds of people from your community who believe in the cause of affordable housing. Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live and volunteers help make it happen.

We do not require construction or repair skills or previous experience to volunteer with us on a home building project, but having some skills can give you more opportunities to help. So we are once again sponsoring a Women Build event: a morning event made up of a series of tool clinics to help anyone become more comfortable using a variety of tools - hammers, saws, drills and more - and to help create a more welcoming, inclusive environment for women who might feel shy or unsure about helping out at Habitat build and repair projects, as well as a way to help folks learn basic skills that can help them in their own home repair projects.

In addition to building homes, West Tuality Habitat also provides critical home repairs for vulnerable home owners - seniors, people with disabilities, people recovering from serious illnesses, people who cannot afford the critical home repairs they need, etc. These repairs help improve the homeowners quality of life, improve the safety of their homes, and often extend their time in their homes, allowing them to age in place. Once you get training at our Women Build event, you will be welcomed to join our repair team as a volunteer for a day, or even on an ongoing basis.

Please note that women are ALWAYS welcomed to ANY Habitat construction or home repair project - you do not have to ever wait to be involved with West Tuality Habitat for Humanity! This Women’s Build is meant specifically for those who might feel a bit of hesitation about such participation and want to be more comfortable in using basic construction and repair tools.

Men are welcomed to participate in the Women Build event, or any Habitat construction or repair projects. While the Women Build event is focused on improving the inclusion of women in the work of building homes, the initiative does not exclude volunteers of any gender or gender identity, nor does it allow discrimination of any kind.

You can absolutely express interest here on VolunteerMatch to participate, but please note that you need to officially register via our web site:

https://www.westtualityhabitat.org/press-room/2024-women-build

We also strongly encourage you to follow West Tuality Habitat for Humanity on Facebook and Instagram and YouTube and to view our web site to learn more about us.

Hard hats, safety vests, and protective glasses are provided and are to be worn at all times. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes or boots and to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on or getting dirty. Layering clothing is recommended as temperatures can change throughout the day. Volunteers are asked to wear rain pants and a jacket if you may be working in the rain - and remember, we work rain or shine.

We strongly discourage you from bringing valuables, including jewelry, to our worksites. Personal power tools are not allowed. There is no smoking, drugs, or alcohol allowed on our worksites.

Participants go through an onsite safety training and must follow our Code of Conduct, which is available on our web site and is posted at the work site.

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About West Tuality Habitat for Humanity

Location:

3731 PACIFIC AVE, FOREST GROVE, OR 97116, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is a community where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families in Western Washington County, Oregon build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities and is a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. We advocate for decent, affordable housing for all, and support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We strive to be wise stewards of all resources entrusted to us. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting change in the community.

Description

We are West Tuality Habitat for Humanity, based in Forest Grove, Oregon. We are a nonprofit organization committed to bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. With the help of donors, volunteers, and sponsors we team up with local families to build homes with an affordable mortgage and do critical home repairs in Western Washington County. We serve the communities of Forest Grove, Cornelius, Gaston, Gales Creek, Buxton, Banks, North Plains and the surrounding areas in Western Washington County, Oregon. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Women
Community, Homeless & Housing, Women

WHEN

Sat Jul 27, 2024
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity3731 Pacific AvenueForest Grove, OR 97116

(45.52062,-123.08113)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Carpentry
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours
  • Volunteers who are 16 or 17 must volunteer with a parent or official guardian. All volunteers must sign a liability waiver & a photo release waiver.

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