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There are many ways to be involved with Habitat for Humanity on an individual and group basis that don’t require a hard hat!  These are also great opportunities for volunteers under 16 who aren’t allowed on the construction site yet.

Serve Morning Refreshments or Lunch Beginning at 9:00am, refreshment volunteers can bring & serve coffee, tea, muffins, donuts, or bagels as construction volunteers are checking in and completing their waiver forms.  Construction volunteers take a lunch break at noon. Refreshment volunteers can bring and serve sandwiches, salads, soup and hot/ cold drinks and meals. These services can be provided year round. This opportunity is great for girl/boy scout troops, or volunteers who don’t want to volunteer in construction!  To set up a time to help with hospitality, please email partnership@habitatsuffolk.org.

Housewarming for House Dedications
This is a very special day for each Habitat Homeowner. The dedication celebrates the completion of their house. Volunteers are welcome to provide refreshments for the Dedication Ceremony. Volunteers often put together gift baskets, which they present to the family during the ceremony, and help the family settle comfortably into a brand new home. Fill the pantry with non-perishable food items to start the family off right, or fill a laundry basket, hamper or garbage pail with household cleaning supplies, kitchen needs, first aid needs or lawn care needs!  If you would like to present a gift to a family at their dedication, please contact partnership@habitatsuffolk.org.

Annual Family Support Programs
Habitat Suffolk’s Homeownership program is “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out.” Our Annual Family Support Programs assist our families throughout the year. Through our continual emphasis on education, hard work, and community involvement, Habitat families participate in community service projects as a way to “pay-it-forward.”

Build-a-Backpack
Volunteers often ask how they can assist Habitat families beyond the construction site. One of the ways that you can do so is through participation in "Build-a-Backpack"-an annual program that provides school supplies and backpacks to Habitat kids for the upcoming school year! We believe Build-a-Backpack introduces Habitat kids to our continual emphasis on education, hard work, and community involvement. To register to donate to this program, please email lindsey@habitatsuffolk.org!

Help a Habitat Family through our Annual Support Programs:
Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive in November
Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Program in December
Build-a-Backpack Program in the Summer
For more information, please contact lindsey@habitatsuffolk.org.

And so much more!

Be a Volunteer Photographer: Visit our sites and document the incredible work being done by our volunteers, partner families and staff. Photographers are essential in helping us expose our mission! Interested? please contact partnership@habitatsuffolk.org

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk is dedicated to helping youth be more active in the community. If you have an idea for a project that you would like to do in partnership with Habitat Suffolk, please contact partnership@habitatsuffolk.org

Sunday, April 23, 2017