Habitat is truly a great organization. They don’t just provide affordable housing to first-time homebuyers; they also prepare these homebuyers to be successful in their new homes and in life. However, I’ll admit, I have no experience in construction at all. I was pretty nervous that I would be doing something way outside of my experience level. I ended up spending most of my time doing landscaping. The work was fun, yet exhausting. In the end, the most incredible part of the experience was the people. All of the homebuyers were so grateful to Habitat for the opportunity. One woman was an immigrant who helped Habitat build homes in her native country. She was given the opportunity to migrate to the United States and be given a home. Meeting her gave us a glimpse of just how valuable the work we are doing is for some people. Habitat is a terrific organization and I would definitely recommend volunteering there if you can. – Chris A.