Summer is our prime building season in Teton County and Teton Habitat is looking for more construction volunteers on the Parkside at Benson-Brown Station project. Parkside is moving along, with the first six units approaching completion. We can use your help to get these homes ready for our excited new homeowners.
It takes a community to build affordable housing in Teton County. Our volunteers are critical to keeping construction costs low and making a Habitat house truly affordable. “We hope people will join us at Parkside and help make a difference in our community.” shared Kris Greenville, Executive Director of Teton Habitat. “Our first group of Parkside homebuyers has been working hard and several families have nearly completed their 500 hours of ‘sweat equity.’ Volunteers have an amazing opportunity to work alongside these inspiring folks and help address our affordable housing crisis.”
Teton Habitat invites volunteers to come out each Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Shifts are 8:45 am to 4 pm with a lunch break. Volunteers do not need construction experience. Each volunteer day, the Teton Habitat construction team provides necessary training and organizing. You can volunteer once, weekly, or monthly. We also offer group volunteer opportunities – if your team or organization is interested in volunteerism, a Habitat Build Day is a wonderful team-building experience.
By participating in Habitat building projects, you directly contribute to constructing homes that will improve the lives of individuals and communities. According to a survey conducted by Habitat for Humanity International, 89% of homeowners reported better family health, and 79% reported improved academic performance of their children after moving into a Habitat home.
Contact Teton Habitat’s Volunteer Manager, LaNeisha Pickens (firstname.lastname@example.org), to volunteer or set up a team-build day. To learn more about volunteering with Teton Habitat, you can also visit www.tetonhabitat.org/get-involved.