In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we have created a Volunteer Corps to recognize the significant efforts of the organization’s volunteers who provide a wide array of services. As showcased on this blog, Individuals work on construction sites, at Habitat Stores, in administration, and as part of AmeriCorps. Companies, faith communities and other groups also provide significant support on construction sites and at Habitat Stores.
Said Brett D’Antonio, Habitat SKC’s CEO, “Our dependence on our volunteers cannot be understated – without them, we simply would not exist. I’m delighted we’re able to show our appreciation in this way, and hope they understand how critical they are in helping to address the needs of our Habitat partner families.”
Over the past fiscal year alone, 1,527 volunteers (including 96 groups) filled 4,002 volunteer slots, contributing a total of 21,896 hours. Additionally:
- In our Bellevue, Auburn and Tukwila Stores, 673 individual volunteers served 8,307 hours;
- On our construction sites, 1,040 individual volunteers served 12,696 hours;
- 1,783 volunteer slots were filled at new construction sites, contributing 11,688 hours; and
- 140 volunteer slots were filled at our buyback and repair sites, contributing 1,005 hours
Volunteer Corps members will be assigned various levels, depending on their involvement, including:
- Annual Volunteer Corps Member – 100+ hours of service in a calendar year
- Silver Level Volunteer Corps Member – 500+ lifetime hours of service
- Gold Level Volunteer Corps Member – 1,000+ lifetime hours of service, or have otherwise contributed significantly to the organization through their efforts
Members will receive invitations to our annual volunteer appreciation events, recognition at its annual Luncheon and in its Annual Report, a lapel pin that recognizes their level of support, and further thanks and engagement opportunities throughout the year.
Brett added, “In our 30+ years of work in King County, our volunteers have completed more than 600 affordable housing solutions for individuals and families in need within our community. Given we have more than 175 homes in the pipeline over the next five years, we’ll need them now more than ever to provide permanent affordable housing.”
Learn more about volunteer opportunities here, and we’ll continue to feature their amazing work here and on our social media channels for inspiration.