Tagged: Community

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Mission Statement

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity's mission statement is seeking to put God’s love into action, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity has been involved in Colorado's Pikes Peak region for 30 years. One of their goals is to recruit volunteers to support their mission. Volunteers help through devoting hours of their time in Pikes Peak Habitats operating committees, constructions sites, and administration office and at the ReStore. Volunteers help save nearly $450,000 in paid wages annually. Pikes Peak Habitat’s mission cannot progress without the help of motivated volunteers,donors and sponsors who believe in the cause. Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity's goals are to reduce the number of families and individuals who are living in substandard, poverty housing in the Pikes Peak region, equip families with the tools they will need to become successful homeowners, and engage volunteers in activities that serve in the success of their programs. Looking to be a part of the affordable housing cause? Learn more about Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and how you can be part of the solution by clicking the link below to sign up. Volunteer or call Isaac Ring, Volunteer Manager, at 719.475.7800 ext. 102

National Women Build Day with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week kicked off on April 30, 2016. National Women Build Week will continue through to Saturday May 7, 2016. Please show your support for your community by sharing this video on Facebook and Twitter! Also, please check out Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity's website and find a time when you can get involved, Pikes Peak Habitat has a Women Build day monthly! Sign up at: http://www.pikespeakhabitat.org/volunteer/

How to Volunteer with a Busy Schedule

Photo: Houston Chronicle (c) Tassii
Photo: Houston Chronicle
(c) Tassii
Volunteering is good for both the mind and body. Studies have found health benefits from volunteering as little as 100 hours annually. People who volunteer gain valuable social skills and live longer more fulfilled lives. Busy schedules can make volunteering seem like an overwhelming addition to life. If volunteering is something you are passionate about, but you haven’t been able to find the time, this article provides steps to help you incorporate volunteering into your life. 1. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself Don’t force yourself to give your time to something you aren’t passionate about. This makes a task seem like even more of a burden. Volunteer for something that you are already passionate about. Love the outdoors? Volunteer for outdoor beautification projects. Enjoy teaching young people? Volunteer to become an adult mentor for youth in your community. 2. Talk to Your Boss About Implementing a Volunteer Program Weekends filled with attending your kids sporting events and recovering from the workweek? Ask your boss or the company you work for to implement a volunteer program. Sell the idea as a way to create cohesion in the office and create a brand of “social responsibility” for the company. There are numerous companies that have volunteer programs to emulate and pull ideas from to pitch to your boss and get a volunteer program in motion. 3. Involve Your Family              Volunteer for an activity that the whole family will enjoy. This allows you to spend quality time with your spouse and children as well as teach the importance of community. 4. Donate Sometimes finding time to volunteer just isn’t possible. There is nothing wrong with donating. Donating covers a vast range of giving. Whether it is monetary, clothing or food. You can also make items to donate. Are you passionate about knitting? Make a blanket and donate it to a shelter. This takes time, but you can do it from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule. Volunteering should be fun and fulfilling. Everyone’s time is important. Think about what you are passionate about and incorporate that into your life. Don’t feel guilty if you are unable to attend every volunteer event. Remember every act creates a ripple. Tips Not sure where to begin? Go to https://www.volunteermatch.org. You can search for what you are passionate about in your local area with dates and times that fit your schedule. Create a journal or blog that covers your volunteer hours. Write about how it made you feel, the people you met and reflect on your experiences. This will allow you to pinpoint exactly what you are passionate about. Certain expenses and donations involved during volunteer work are also tax deductible.

Come be a Part of the Community

Welcome all.  If you have wandered across my page, you may be on a journey of some sort yourself.  If you have an interest in community outreach, creativity, education, and improving others lives, than please, let us collaborate and make the world a better place one small step at a time.  Please share with me what you are doing to improve others lives, even if its something as small as opening a door for someone.  Sometimes the little things can make a big impression. Let's learn and grow together.