College Students Give Back During Spring Break

March 17, 2016

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A huge thank you to our Collegiate Challenge teams who volunteered with Habitat Metro Denver over their spring break! Students from Johnson and Wales, Regis University, University of Vermont, and Suffolk University have spent their spring breaks volunteering at our local build sites as well as our ReStores.

The Collegiate Challenge (also known as Alternative Spring Break) attracts students looking to give back. Lauren, a junior from Suffolk University, has participated in alternative spring break for three consecutive years. “It seemed like a really great way to donate my time on spring break; and it’s a really great bonding experience to build great friends.”

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Students have a choice of where to donate their time during spring break, and both Lauren and Adrian from Suffolk chose Habitat as their top pick. For Adrian, volunteering with Habitat is about giving a hand up to those in need, “I can relate to not having the same opportunities that everyone has” he said, “and to be able to help someone else means a lot to me.” 

“We had a great time, the service work was excellent, and the students took a lot from the experience,” shared Katy, the leader of Johnson and Wales’s group. “The students enjoyed being on the build site the most.  They enjoyed learning how to build, seeing the house improve, and getting to know the Habitat staff.  The students felt very connected to the staff, AmeriCorps members, and volunteers they interacted with.”

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Thank you again to all the amazing students who chose to spend their spring break volunteering with Habitat Metro Denver.

If you’re inspired to volunteer with us and help make a difference like these Collegiate Challenge teams, click below to sign up.