My experience with Habitat for Humanity has been so eye-opening. Doing on the site volunteering has help me understand how much is needed out there. If people would just take the time, even if it was one day a month, to volunteer and help the community, our world would be a different place. Habitat for Humanity was a great experience for learning the basics for constructing a house. That is what is so amazing about this organization. Not only are you giving your time, but you are receiving knowledge that will help you for the rest of your life.
My experience with Washington County Habitat for Humanity has been nothing but amazing. I got to learn new things all while helping someone in need. It was amazing getting to meet the family who would be living in the house. I chose to volunteer because it is a humbling experience all while helping someone else. Getting to see the smile on their face is a joy you cannot receive from doing anything else.
This week has been such an amazing experience. Going into the week I was nervous about what exactly I would be able to do. However, as the week went on I learned so many things from the employees and felt so confident. Each wall, window sill, and piece of trim I painted was one step closer to a family being blessed. Through the week I began to think about how truly blessed I am and how I should always try to give back so I can bless others. If someone asks if they should volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, I would say yes a thousand times. It will change the way you look at things forever.
My experiences this week with Habitat have been very unique. I decided to come on this trip because I believe that community service and engagement is something that everyone needs to experience in their lifetime. Learning to work for others and with others impacts more than just me. During this trip specifically, I learned a lot about working with people in this community and the importance of the work itself. This experience has been full of problem-solving and hands-on work, but it also taught me about compassion and humanity. I hope that the work I've done here benefits Abingdon as a whole- Jessica and her kids, Walt, Scott, the neighborhood the home is in, etc. It's always my goal to make an impact on the people I meet.
Looking back on this week, I feel proud of the work that we've done here with Habitat. Each day we made progress, little by little. It may not have felt like much at the time, but I know that our service here was a big help to the office and to the community. That's exactly why I came on this trip: to serve and make even a small difference in someone's life. Meeting the family that's waiting on the house that we were working on provided me confidence that we accomplished making that difference.
Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization not only because of the work that they do, but because they encourage giving back and serving one's neighbor. Serving others spreads positivity and makes the world a better place and I am so grateful to have been a part of that service here.
- Morgan Moloney
This week has been an adventure! I have learned so much and had such an awesome time volunteering and giving back to Habitat and the community. I was able to bond and work alongside a very talented build manager, learned new and unique tips and tricks, and spend quality time with my friends.
I loved working with Habitat for my spring break and can't wait to keep giving back to this awesome organization!
This week I learned many new things that will carry over into the future. There were small things like learning how to caulk or secure a baseboard, but there were also bigger things like being willing to learn a new skill, being open to suggestions and advice, and doing things outside your comfort zone. Working with a group of girls that I know and love in an environment that I had never been in with them before was a learning experience, but I loved it and appreciated all of the things that I have learned throughout this trip , both within and outside the house. Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
This week has been an amazing experience for my spring break. This trip was nothing like what a lot off my friends and fellow students experienced. I had the opportunity to give back to my neighbors and be apart of something bigger than myself. I had the opportunity to meet Krystal, Walt, Scott, and Jessica, all people who are involved differently with Habitat for Humanity.
I serve because of the friendships and connections that are created through service. whether it be connecting with your group or with the people you serve, there is something special about giving your time to others. If you have the ability to give your time I believe there is no better use. My personal experience with Washington County, VA Habitat for Humanity has been one of the best experiences of my life. Our work was important and our experience was something that could not have been replicated anywhere else or with any other organization.
Thomas Winter -Boston College'22
This week spent at Washington County, Va Habitat for Humanity has meant everything to me. I wasn't sure what projects I'd be working on throughout the week, which made me nervous. However after the first day of working with Krystal, Walt and my fellow BC students, all my fears dissolved and I felt as though this service site was exactly where I needed to be. I loved that we were able to visit multiple work sites and try out many different jobs. There was always such a high energy and positive environment throughout this week , some that I will remember forever. Leaving Washington County is a tough good-bye but I'm so grateful for this experience and the relationships I have made.
-Olivia Spar Boston College '21