AmeriCorps Volunteer Spotlight: Quintin Dalbec, Community Engager Extraordinaire

The support that AmeriCorps volunteers provide to Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is critical to our ability to serve clients in the best way possible, and help us to serve more families.

Habitat for Humanity International was one of the first nonprofits to partner with AmeriCorps when it formed in 1994, and since then, more than 7,000 Habitat AmeriCorps members have performed over 12 million hours of service. 

We thought you’d enjoy getting to know them better, and so we’ll be regularly acknowledging AmeriCorps members who play such an important role on our Habitat – AmeriCorps team. Quintin Dalbec is one such volunteer.

Originally from Minnesota, Quintin attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 2017. While there, he started volunteering with the University’s Habitat Campus Chapter by helping on builds, and working to advocate and raise funds.

After graduating college and working for a year, Quintin signed up for the Habitat AmeriCorps program in Seattle to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector. At the beginning of his service term, Quintin worked for seven weeks as a site host for our Delta Airlines Build where he greeted people, took photos and helped with construction. After the Delta Build, Quintin joined us in the Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County office handling community engagement work and working closely with the Resource Development department designing assets (including our new affiliate t-shirts) and planning events. He’s become a highly valued member of the team!

Said Quintin, “I love knowing my work makes a difference for families, especially here in Seattle where housing affordability is such a huge issue that affects everyone.”

Quintin was recently accepted to the University of Washington where he will continue his studies, working toward a Master’s in Urban Planning. We couldn’t be happier to hear this excellent news, and are grateful for his amazing contributions to our chapter – we know there are great things in store for him.