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Review for Habitat For Humanity International Inc, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve volunteered for the Washington DC Habitat for Humanity several times and highly recommend helping with their efforts, for several reasons. First, it is a lot of fun. For someone who doesn’t have a lot of construction experience, there were still plenty of jobs I could do that were both interesting to me and useful to them. Since the organization attracts great volunteers, you get to chat with really interesting people while you’re on the work site. Second, they are very well organized and run a great program. The orientation covered a lot of the fundamentals of the work and also provided a good introduction to Habit’s methods (for example, I wasn’t aware of the rigorous selection process homeowners go through). Lastly, and this is more from a personal standpoint, it is great seeing the tangible product of your efforts. Over in Northeast Washington there are a few houses with families living in them that I helped build. Since my work is largely virtual bits and bytes, it is enormously gratifying see to your work become a house that will be someone’s home. If I have any criticism of DC Habitat, it is that it can be very difficult to get a weekend work slot. There is a lot of interest and competition, so you have to be quick to sign up. Fortunately, the online sign-up system is easy to use. Here’s a hint, subscribe to the RSS feed. It is a great way to find out about weekend slots before everyone else!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

assisting on the construction site.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fantastic! . Since the organization attracts great volunteers, you get to chat with really interesting people while you’re on the work site.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Assisted on the construction site.