Volunteers referred to our program by their family and friends are more likely to be a great match for our organization and they also have a greater overall impact on our community!
That’s why we’re hoping you’ll help us spread the word about our need for volunteers!
We encourage you to share your volunteer experience with family, friends, and coworkers who you think would be great fit for our volunteer opportunities. We’ve even designed some great social media graphics you can share—you can find them at chipolahabitat.org/refer-a-friend/
There are three ways to help others learn more about volunteering with Habitat:
1. Share upcoming volunteer opportunities with Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity, which can be found at https://chipolahabitat.volunteerhub.com/.
2. Complete the Refer a Friend form at chipolahabitat.org/refer-a-friend/ and we’ll send them even more information!
3. Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator by telephone at (850) 482-2187 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to welcome Ian Spence to our volunteer team! Ian, a local high school student, is helping Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity develop a series of videos designed to help us communicate the story of our mission and how we accomplish our goals. We asked Ian a few questions to help everyone get to know him a bit better:
How did you first get involved with Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity?
The staff at Habitat became familiar with my work when I began uploading videos I’d produced to Facebook. They realized what a perfect fit I would be for several upcoming projects and the rest is history.
Why do you think volunteering with us is important?
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is important to me because I believe the work is important to our community.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a junior at Marianna High School and am dual enrolled at Chipola College. I am an officer in three clubs and a member of three others. I do lights and sound for many functions that are held at the high school and in my free time, I film and edit various videos for people. I plan on getting a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from FSU.
We’re looking forward to working with Ian and hope you’ll all say hello if you see him at one of our upcoming events!
On Thursday, October 22, the team from Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity met with representatives from Auburn University Rural Studio and Chipola College for a preconstruction meeting and site visit. The lots included in this project site will soon be home to four new homes.
This project is unique in that these homes will be one or two-bedroom models, which allows Habitat to build on smaller lots than usual and provide housing in spaces that would typically be too small for the standard three-to-four-bedroom Habitat home.
This is also the first time that an owner hasn’t been identified and pre-approved ahead of the build. Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity hopes that seniors and veterans in particular will apply for ownership of the homes.