At Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, HOPE is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality. That is why Habitat volunteers, supporters and partner families are working together to build, renovate and repair houses. Their work strengthens families, cultivates better communities, healthier children and more successful students.
Impact: Habitat for Humanity's partner families are all Coachella Valley residents whose income is so low they cannot qualify for conventional financing. They are selected through extensive interviews by the Board of Directors and are representative of the Valley's ethnically diverse population. Living in poverty or substandard housing, these families often pay more than 50% of their income towards rent for run down, unsafe dwellings. Habitat for Humanity offers them the opportunity to obtain decent housing, often for the first time in their lives.
Project Availability: Project begins as funds become available from donations. As soon as financial donations are received, Habitat needs about a nine month lead time to begin a project.
Service Opportunities: Project or activity, financial donations.
Volunteer Responsibilities: The organization assigns a team leader and they assign tasks for each project from framing, landscaping, painting, etc.
Attire: Casual with hard toed shoes. Organization provides hats and gloves.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: Yes
Project Coordinator/Facilitator Provided: Yes
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: No