Volunteering

IU Health Goshen staff built walls with the Romero Family in their parking lot this summer.

IU Health Goshen staff built walls with the Romero Family in their parking lot this summer.

Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity

We rely on financial donations, and grants to help supplement some of the cost of building a home. But it is our volunteers’ many donated hours of labor that completes the job of build-ing homes for those who could not
otherwise afford a permanent home.

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County has only two staff members dedicated to construction? Two staffers along with 100 volunteers donating 1,000 hours build a new house in Elkhart County every five weeks!

Goshen College students and staff have put in almost 800 hours this year, and the year is not done yet. They have come out to build at various times throughout the year, whether it was for one of their own, the Mayorga family, or several other families deserving of their time and talent. We laud the students and staff from Goshen College for their giving spirit.

Students and staff from The Crossing work with us two days a week learning construction skills and life skills in helping others.

Students and staff from The Crossing work with us two days a week learning construction skills and life skills in helping others.

Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County has many ways to volunteer: construction sites, in our ReStore, in the office, making a meal for volunteers on construction sites on a Saturday. It is so easy and fulfilling to volunteer. No experience is necessary. Our construction staff will teach you building skills. Our ReStore staff will guide you to what needs to be done in the store. Once you volunteer you will love the experience, and go home feeling, “I accomplished something great today.”

For upcoming volunteer opportunities, call our Community Volunteer Coodinator, Molly Prime, 574-533-6109, or email her at molly@habitatec.com.

Volunteering will change your life in a positive way! It is a gift that keeps on giving!