Stories of service, Valerie Nguyen installs a window during the annual Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon

Stories of service

Habitat AmeriCorps

You can learn more about the Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps program by reading our stories of service.

Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Association members traveled to El Salvador to build a new home with a family in need. This was the alumni association’s first Global Village trip.
Since high school, Stephanie has volunteered with Habitat and now serves with Habitat AmeriCorps in Los Angeles. Her Habitat journey has given her the opportunity to lead and recruit countless volunteers, build homes with families and make a difference.
As a single mother, Crystal raised her daughter while serving on a construction site with Habitat AmeriCorps. As an alum, she continues her lifetime of service to others with the Community Home Trust.
After graduating, Kyle spent a week volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and was inspired to keep serving others through Habitat and AmeriCorps. Hear how service has helped him learn new skills and empowered him to change others’ lives.
Meet Gina, an AmeriCorps alum from the mid-1990s and current state director for Habitat for Humanity of Indiana. Hear how service changed her life and how AmeriCorps gave her the opportunity to find a career path she loves.
“Life of Service” is the story of AmeriCorps VISTA alum and Army veteran Neal Pointer. Pointer shares his unique perspective on service and why he chose to continue to serve his country through AmeriCorps VISTA.
Meet AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps alum Heather Hardy and hear how service affected her and how it can impact your life.
Working from his wheelchair, George leads volunteers on the construction site and continues to teach, build and inspire others to serve.
The AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon is an annual event which brings Habitat AmeriCorps members together to help meet the needs of partner communities and celebrate the service of our members.

AmeriCorps members join Habitat for Humanity for its annual Build-a-Thon
PRESS RELEASE – (May 16, 2014) Throughout the week, AmeriCorps members and volunteers will build 10 new homes and perform several critical home repairs in partnership with families. In addition, AmeriCorps members will partner with local organizations and volunteers on community service projects.

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps: Building hope, making an impact
BLOG – (April 22, 2014) On the fifth anniversary of the Serve America Act, Liz Blake reflects on the impact Habitat AmeriCorps has made building homes and touching lives since the act’s passing.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers and AmeriCorps members to observe 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
PRESS RELEASE – (January 17, 2014) “The memory of Dr. King continues to inspire us all to come together to build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We thank everyone volunteering with us for helping to honor Dr. King’s legacy on the upcoming day of service.”


AmeriCorps National

You can serve full-time with Habitat through the AmeriCorps National program, helping families build strong and stable homes in communities throughout the U.S.

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