Volunteering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana have many benefits for the community, but there are also multiple benefits for the individuals who volunteer! Volunteering is good for the soul. Every individual volunteer will find something exciting and rewarding about the opportunity to give back to their community through volunteering. After speaking with former volunteers, we found that three overarching themes seem to be a rejuvenated sense of community, boosted morale, and a newfound sense of purpose.
Volunteering is Good for the Soul
Volunteering is a special event that can truly change lives, not only for our partner-families but also for our volunteers. Habitat SWMT has built a community of staff, volunteers, board members, and many other community partners that we are always looking to grow through new volunteers. Being a part of our community allows volunteers to build friendships and make connections through Habitat. Especially in the wake of COVID, building relationships has never been more important to an individual’s mental health. We want to help build a strong community in Southwest Montana and would LOVE to have you be a part of that community.
We have also noticed a boost in morale from our volunteers following their first event with us. Knowing that they are making a positive impact in their community lifts our volunteers spirits and gives them a new perspective. That moral boost also seems to be linked to a newfound sense of purpose. Many of our volunteers started with Habitat because they had free time that they wanted to use productively. After finding that with us, they tell us that they feel refreshed and excited about life. Helping people achieve affordable housing has given them a new purpose in their lives. Habitat SWMT is happy to offer the opportunity to anyone willing to lend a hand.
Get involved today
It’s as easy as filling out with our individual volunteer sign-up form or our group volunteer sign-up form. After signing up using the appropriate form, a Habitat staff member will reach out to you to set up a volunteer event. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date with new developments and public volunteer events. Thank you for reading and be sure to check back soon for new articles and announcements!