Habitat for Humanity International - Atlanta, GAHabitat for Humanity International - Atlanta, GA
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home constructi... Read more
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.
Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission.
Volunteer with us!
Habitat for Humanity has volunteers both at our international headquarters offices as well as at our affiliates and are placed through a variety of programs, including the AmeriCorps National and VISTA programs.
Through the AmeriCorps program, members who serve at Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the US bring unique knowledge, experience, and skillsets to help further our mission and goals. An AmeriCorps member helps at a local Habitat affiliate, providing direct or indirect service that creates lasting change and directly impacts families through a 10 ½ to 12 month service opportunity.
I participated in a week long build trip over my college's winter break and am part of the HFH chapter on my campus. On the week long build trip, I loved how we got to work on 4 different houses throughout the week and meet each of the families who we were helping; they were so appreciative! It was also great how each of the Habitat staff on site were willing to work with you and take the time to teach you how to use power tools, etc. I definitely learned something new every day! I'd highly recommend volunteering with HFH, its one of the more direct ways that you can make a positive impact on someone's life in your community and it gives them a lifetime of hope. That's priceless.
I went as part of a trip with my campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and had a great time! The volunteers and people in charge were helpful, friendly, and instrumental in overcoming both our personal and construction-based challenges. Thank everyone so much, and a special shoutout to Chip for being so great!
The trip was a perfect balance of cultural immersion and
making a difference by building a house. Our group went to El Salvador and worked with several family members directly. We all were highly motivated and instantly jelled
as a team. The work was hard in a most satisfying way.
I felt we made a real differance and plan to do another
trip in the future. The trip was not all work. A trip to learn and do local cooking from scratch was done. We went to
a womans coop making papusa. Getting to know the local people made the house build ever more satisfying.
Seeing how hard the people worked and what they had to do without running water or power tools at our build gave me a sense of how important it is for those of us who have to help those who have a lot less. If you believe the same a trip like this is for you. I did not really know anyone on this trip outside of an orientation meeting. I was a bit outside of my comfort zone. Be flexible have a great trip like I did.