As we celebrate holidays and make New Year’s resolutions, many of us share gratitude for our homes, families, and the future. Here at Habitat, you can put that gratitude into action for your neighbors by staying engaged in our work through the rainy season.Here are three simple winter volunteer opportunities:

1. Home Construction Volunteers

With phase two of construction at Central Commons nearing completion, so does the realization of a dream for 19 more families. And that means finishing touches on these homes, with lots of interior work needed to ready them for their new homeowners. There’s no reason for rain-clouds to keep you from getting hands-on and making a concrete difference in the lives of local families.
2. Building Playhouses for Children

Volunteer in Oakland and Milpitas! We have two Playhouse Workshops in Milpitas and Oakland, where you can dodge the raindrops with the cutest way to combat the housing crisis. Our workshops can host full-featured sponsor build events, resulting in beautiful child-sized playhouses with custom artistic details that will be donated to local families. And, to help us get ready for these events, we need volunteers throughout the week to prepare materials.
3. ReStore Retail Volunteers

You can also stay dry while giving back by pitching in at one of our three ReStores. Our ReStores are home improvement with a heart, and their proceeds support affordable housing in our communities. Whether you come out and volunteer in Concord, Oakland, or San Jose, we would be grateful to have your help in-store to process donations, keep inventory flowing, and assist our shoppers.

Whether it’s on the construction site, in one of our Playhouse Workshops, or at your neighborhood ReStore, Habitat has year-round volunteer opportunities for you or even you and your co-workers! Corporations volunteer with Habitat by making a donation, and letting us curate a fun, hands-on day of team building that your group will never forget. We can even help you to incorporate a team meeting or meal into your day. This time of year is the perfect time to reflect on your values as a team and to take meaningful action that will help your team build bonds as you build community. Get in touch with us to learn more.

So, don’t let wet weather dampen your spirits. There’s no better way to brighten your day than to brighten our community’s future.


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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.


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