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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Share Their Rewarding Experiences

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Share Their Rewarding Experiences

Volunteers are central to our mission and vision of bringing people together to build homes and hope and creating healthy communities in our mountain towns. Whether you sign up as an individual or with a group, consider becoming a Habitat for Humanity volunteer to make a difference in our area.

Here, two local community members reflect on why they support the organization and the memorable moments they’ve had as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Share What the Work Means to Them

Jenny Dorsey, a local volunteer in multiple areas, including events and committees, shares why she supports Habitat. “I like volunteering for an organization that helps families find their home,” Dorsey says. “I volunteer for Habitat because I believe in their mission, creating independence and a home where people can raise their families and still live in this community because there are very few opportunities for hard-working families to invest in a home.”

Scott van Hartesvelt, who organizes team build days as Community and International Service Chair of the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club, finds the home-building work highly impactful. “We have really enjoyed and been honored to participate with Habitat for Humanity over the last couple of years,” says van Hartesvelt. “On a personal level, it has been really meaningful for me because of the ability to provide hands-on service, to be at the point of impact and see these homes being built. Most importantly, to have the people who will ultimately be the residents of those homes there with us.”

About working alongside future homeowners, he adds, “It's a source of pride to have the ability to use their hands to welcome these volunteers into their future homes and help put it together. It's really meaningful to see the connection between the actual person who is going to benefit from the service and to be able to be on the job site and help in whatever way we can to be a part of that solution. Habitat for Humanity has been a great partner of ours. I'm really looking forward to continuing that partnership going forward as part of the Sunrise Rotary.”

Ways to Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

A Habitat for Humanity volunteer can get involved in all sorts of ways. You can volunteer to work on the build site and learn home-improvement skills along the way. If you have a background in fundraising, marketing, or event logistics or can provide administrative support, you may want to join one of our committees to share your expertise. 

We also host events throughout the year, like our annual Overall Ball, that need both longer-term and one-day volunteers. Or you can help out in our ReStore, where volunteers provide customer service, accept donations, and organize the sales floor. Skilled in repairing appliances or electronics? ReStore needs that assistance, too.

Join Us

Help us build a strong foundation for others in our community by becoming a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Whether you want to do a team build with your company, church, or community organization or volunteer on your own, there are opportunities for all.

Learn more about volunteering with us and submit your volunteer application, sharing your skills and the type of volunteer work you’d like to do. Our staff will reach out to you to help you get started. 


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