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5 Reasons to Volunteer With Teton Habitat


Volunteering is a selfless act that allows individuals to make a positive impact on their communities and the lives of others. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to contribute to a worthy cause—building truly affordable homes for families in need in our community. Below are five reasons why you should consider volunteering with us.


1. Making a Tangible Difference in People's Lives:

By participating in building projects, you directly contribute to constructing homes that will improve the lives of individuals and communities. According to a survey conducted by Habitat for Humanity International, 89% of homeowners reported better family health, and 79% reported improved academic performance of their children after moving into a Habitat home [1]. Your involvement can create a lasting impact and help break the cycle of poverty.


2. Developing Valuable Skills:

Volunteering with Teton Habitat offers a unique opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills. From basic construction techniques to more advanced carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills, volunteers can gain hands-on experience under the guidance of skilled professionals. These skills can be applied not only in future volunteering endeavors but also in personal projects or even potential career opportunities in the construction industry [2]. Volunteering for Teton Habitat provides a platform for continuous learning and personal growth.


3. Building Stronger Communities:

Habitat for Humanity's mission extends beyond constructing homes; it aims to build stronger communities. By volunteering, you become part of a collaborative effort to create sustainable neighborhoods in the Greater Teton Area where families can thrive. Teton Habitat's focus on engaging the local community fosters a sense of unity and connection. Through shared experiences, you will meet people from diverse backgrounds, forming lasting friendships and deepening your understanding of social issues.


4. Empowering Homeowners:

Habitat for Humanity's unique approach empowers future homeowners by involving them in the building process. Sweat equity is a core principle, requiring homeowners to contribute a specified number of hours toward the construction of their own home or other Habitat projects. By volunteering, you directly support and interact with these families, offering encouragement and assisting them in achieving their dreams of homeownership. Witnessing their journey and the transformative power of having a stable home can be an incredibly rewarding experience.


5. Engaging in Meaningful Volunteering Opportunities:

Volunteering for Teton Habitat goes beyond merely donating money. It offers a chance to actively participate and engage in meaningful hands-on work. Whether you have construction experience or are a complete novice, there are various tasks to suit your skills and abilities. From laying foundations and installing roofs to painting walls and landscaping, each task contributes to the overall goal of creating safe and affordable housing. By joining the team for a day or a year, you become part of a global network of volunteers striving for positive change.


Get involved today and become part of the Teton Habitat family! Click HERE to volunteer on the construction site at 445 E Kelly. Have questions? Give our Volunteer Manager, Laneisha Pickens, a call: 307-734-0828 ext. 102.


Sources:


  1. Habitat for Humanity International. (2021). 2020 Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Survey. Retrieved from https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/impact

  2. Hickey, C. (2019, February 26). Why Volunteering in Construction Can Boost Your Career. Construction Junkie. Retrieved from https://www.constructionjunkie.com/blog/


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