Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering Giving our time and effort to help others can feel wonderful. We get to see the immediate impact of our work. We watch a wall go up, we clear a field of litter, we enjoy the smiles of the people we help and work beside. While each of those...

Youth United

The purpose of Youth United is to bring together like-minded children who hope to play a positive role in the community. Service isn’t just for adults and can actually be the best place for children to create life-long and meaningful friendships. It’s easy to look at...

Helping or enabling?

Helping OR Enabling?? Is there really a difference between helping and enabling? What is enabling? What are the causes and effects of this behavior on both the “enabler” and the person being “helped”? Helping is doing something for someone else that they are unable to...

Recruiting the right people is worth the effort

In many affiliates, each committee member assumes a new partner role. This method has advantages: Former partners provide effective training for new committee members Committee members can network during monthly meetings Frustrations and questions can be shared...

Volunteer In Service To America

I currently supervise, teach and help Habitat for Humanity partner families. It’s been a very challenging and rewarding experience. In regards to financial management I have had to be hard on the families at times for their best interest and they’ve been...

Training and development as an AmeriCorps VISTA

Training and Development As soon as I began working for Habitat for Humanity of Teller County we were working on re-branding the affiliate. This entailed creating an entirely new website from scratch: TellerHabitat.org. I was lucky enough to be able to contribute in a...