One great project, and lots of fun, is the annual National Women Build Week the week before Mother’s Day, this year May 6-14, 2017.
In 2016, an estimated 17,000 women volunteered at least one day during Women Build Week at 650 Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country.
This year, more women are expected to volunteer and “help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” according to the Women Build website.
If you can’t volunteer during National Women Build Week, but are interested in other women builds, click here.
The program continues “to grow across international borders, empowering women everywhere to address poverty housing for themselves, their families and their neighbors. Dozens of International Women Builds have taken place, and the program aims to direct financial assistance to women-led projects worldwide.”
Photo: Top: RVer Julianne G. Crane started volunteering on Women Builds in 1992. Middle: College students help build houses while building confidence and construction knowledge. Bottom: Women Build video (Habitat for Humanity)