Habitat for Humanity
Habitat For Humanity is a country-wide nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with local offices in Saint Paul, working to bring affordable housing to the Twin Cities area communities and the families that live in them. They build, repair, and sell homes to families with affordable mortgages while connecting them to the community through neighborhood revitalization projects.
For some projects, the work is at the end of the week, Wednesday through Saturday.
As a Volunteer
You will work with other Plymouth members and friends all organized by the PCC Habitat committee. The workplace is managed by an HFH Site Supervisor with one or more assistants who explain and demonstrate the various tasks for our volunteers. For build weeks we appreciate the experience of many of our HFH ‘veterans,’ but encourage the participation of all. One of our mottos is ‘learn new skills!’ Additionally, people have volunteered to provide lunch for the work crew, making the noontime break the highlight of the day.
Plymouth has worked with HFH every year since 1993; in recent years, organizing two weeks each year, where 15 to 20 volunteers per day work one or more days helping to construct a new home, usually in May, and do minor repairs and repainting of the exterior of older homes in September-October.