In September, longtime Habitat Metro Denver volunteer Bill Loftis received the 2020 Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award for his commitment to serving others--through Habitat and beyond.
In October, Habitat Metro Denver Core Volunteer Paul Camp received a surprise visit from Channel 7, which honored him with its Everyday Hero award. The accolade recognizes Coloradans who are making a difference in their communities.
We took a minute to ask some of our ReStore Core Volunteers how they felt about returning following months of quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We at Habitat Denver believe every week is a cause for celebrating this extended group of our family.
“Volunteering can bring you satisfaction and a chance to learn new skills. I highly recommend it!”
“I really enjoy being a Core Volunteer, it's so satisfying to work alongside other volunteers and especially the homeowners who will benefit from the work we do."
Bill regularly volunteers at the Littleton ReStore and has a deep connection to Habitat's mission.
Meet Mikaela, Habitat for Young Professionals of Metro Denver Leader!
Ed is a Core Volunteer who began volunteering with us in May 2018 at the Littleton ReStore and enjoys spending time both in the store, as well as helping the Volunteer team with recruitment.
“I’m a Core Construction Volunteer because I believe I can make an impact at Habitat"
Now a core volunteer who regularly volunteers with Habitat, Dave attended Fort Logan Elementary School, the site where he is helping to build the 63 homes of Sheridan Square.
Meet Steven Gelhaus, a volunteer who regularly works with our home repair team.
“The best thing about my volunteer experience at Habitat was the friendships I made.”
As a “Regular” with Habitat, Kevin Klem devotes much of his week to volunteering with Habitat Home Repair, Renovations, ReStore Trucks, and Production Shop.
AmeriCorps members at Habitat for Humanity serve a vital role in providing safe, decent, and affordable housing.
Volunteering on a Habitat build site and working side-by-side with other volunteers is a great way to meet new people. And you never know when sparks might fly and turn into something more… In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s one of our favorite Habitat love stories from former staff members, Brady and Amanda.
For Stephen, dedicating every other Friday to build with Habitat is a fulfilling way to get outside, meet new people, and see an impact in what he helps build.
Scott gives his top 5 reasons for volunteering with Habitat.
Jan Detweiler has been volunteering with Habitat for 15 years. She is passionate about helping people and Habitat’s mission of building affordable housing alongside future homeowners.
“We are celebrating 20 years of playing music to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver! That is super cool.”
Meet Regular volunteer Jim Hatfield, whose construction volunteer experience at Habitat dates back almost 20 years!
Ed has been a part of the blue hard hat club (aka Regulars) for 5 years.
Bill is a long-time volunteer at the Denver ReStore and a key member of the metals recycling team.
“I always knew I wanted to be a regular volunteer,” Steve says with a grin. A year into getting involved as a regular Habitat volunteer, Steve knows he’s found a special place to spend his time.
David “Ziggy” Ziegler, is one of our most dedicated volunteers. He began volunteering every Saturday back in 1999. That was just the beginning.