There are many ways you can help the Wisconsin Rapids Area Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a family in need. Some are listed below, but when you do help, there are benefits for you as well. Keep reading to learn more, or drop us a note if you know you want to help.
Volunteers Building Smiles!
When you volunteer to help build a Habitat for Humanity house, it obviously benefits a family in need and the community in general. What many don't realize, is that it also benefits the volunteer! More on that coming up, but first, here's a small sample of how volunteers help us build houses for families in need:
1. Help with clearing lots before the construction starts.
2. Help with the actual building of the house—no experience required.
3. Provide food or water to the workers—just once, or more often if you like.
4. Help cleaning up during or after the build.
5. Landscaping after the house is built.
Help when you like—your choice!
Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Habitat for Humanity provides an opportunity to give back to the community in a unique and impactful way that helps others while also enriching your own life. That's why we have volunteers who help Habitat year after year. It's good for the soul. ☺
→ You can develop new skills and hone existing skills.
→ You can meet interesting people and make new friends.
→ Beyond friendship, meeting like-minded people can lead to other beneficial relationships.
→ It can reduce stress and depression, leading to better health and a happier life!
→ Volunteerism looks good to employers on your résumé.
→ The experience can result in mental and emotional growth.
→ You'll gain a sense of belonging to something important.
→ Volunteering can help strengthen families who volunteer together.
→ You'll feel really good about yourself—and deserve to!
Overall, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity provides a range of benefits beyond the satisfaction of helping others, it can be a personally rewarding and enriching experience.
Please contact us if you're interested in volunteering.
For a more detailed look at the benefits of volunteering, please see the following article:
Volunteering: A Transformative Experience.