AmeriCorps at Habitat Denver
March 7, 2017
AmeriCorps members at Habitat for Humanity serve a vital role in providing safe, decent, and affordable housing. For 22 years, members have been working with Habitat affiliates across the US. To date, over 9,500 AmeriCorps members and alumni have worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes and hope across the nation.
Through this national service program, thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds, choose an opportunity to help support critical community needs. During their service term, program members both give back while also building leadership and career skills.
Here at Habitat Denver, we have a great team of AmeriCorps members whom we are proud to work with. From working alongside our partner families, to teaching volunteers new construction skills, they fill an irreplaceable role at our affiliate. Their experiences serving with AmeriCorps at Habitat speak to the future they are building for themselves and the community.
“I don’t think I could have asked for a better experience than the one that I’ve had at Habitat Denver. I enjoy the organization, what it stands for, all the people I get to work with.
I’m learning skills that I plan to use throughout my life. Thanks Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver!”
“I have enjoyed working with all the people at Habitat and learning about their experiences. Also, I’ve learned a lot about construction.
I chose to build with Habitat so that I would have skills afterward that I could continue to use. I feel like I’m giving back through service and Habitat is also helping me.
AmeriCorps teaches me and my team members the skills and knowledge that employers want, but aren’t necessarily willing to teach. So I feel like it’s a great program to get people experienced and engaged with their community.”
“AmeriCorps gave me the opportunity to make a big move from Virginia to start a new life here in Denver. I’ve also met some amazing friends through my term of service.”
“I love leading volunteers on the worksite. Being able to teach someone a new skill and seeing how excited they are to work on a home makes my AmeriCorps experience worth it.”
“I’ve greatly enjoyed becoming not just colleagues, but friends with staff and AmeriCorps members alike.
I love building homes and learning new things every day. And I look forward to growing and building with Habitat Denver in the future.”
"I’ve enjoyed building my leadership skills as I help to empower volunteers to build in the community.
I had a group of volunteers where no one in the group had any construction experience at all. At the beginning of the day, we had a lot of bent nails as they all learned how to hammer, but they started to get it. By the end of the day, you could tell that they all felt so much more empowered after learning on site.
AmeriCorps got me out of my hometown and introduced me to Habitat. It gave me an opportunity that I would have never had before, to learn useful skills that I can apply to either a future career or just my life – like building or renovating my own house."
“Serving in AmeriCorps is the best decision I could have made coming out of college. National service is something that more young people should consider. At Habitat, we work with some of the kindest, hardest-working families.”
“I like working with future homeowners, learning construction lingo, how to build houses, and meeting new volunteers every day.”