““Volunteers are not paid–not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
Become an AmeriCorps Member for Habitat for Humanity.
“You can serve as a full-time Habitat AmeriCorps member in a leadership role on an active build site through service opportunities in communities across the U.S. We also have positions available in local Habitat offices assisting families, volunteers and staff. With the help of our Habitat AmeriCorps members, families are able to achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter.” www.habitat.org/americorps
What is campus chapter?
A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization that partners with the local Habitat affiliate.
What do they do?
They assist in the following areas:
Participating in a build is a great hands-on opportunity to be a part of Habitat’s mission and to see tangible results of your labor. All campus chapter build projects must be done in partnership with your local Habitat affiliate.
Creating sufficient funds is a necessary aspect to having a successful campus chapter. Also, this plays a key role is Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty. Campus chapters are asked to help raise funds in order to support Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties local projects as well as other projects through Habitat for Humanity International.
In order to have a successful campus chapter, your chapter, school and local community must be informed about Habitat’s mission and their current build projects. Educating your peers is a crucial way to gain community support and even an increase in participants.
Campus chapter members will act as advocates for affordable housing. In order to be successful at advocating, you must increase the population’s awareness of the problem of substandard housing and call people to action in order to initiate change.
How do I start a campus chapter at my school?
In order to be officially recognized as a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter, your group must be chartered by Habitat for Humanity International.