It’s been almost 25 years since I worked on my first Women Build house for Habitat for Humanity with the Americus, Georgia Habitat affiliate. That was less than a year after the first group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat house in 1991.
Back then, we were a group of women volunteers who wanted to do more than just sweep the floors and serve lunch. The seeds for Habitat’s Women Build program were planted and since then thousands of homes have been built by women construction volunteers helping to eliminate poverty housing.
National Women Build Week is typically held the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Now through May 8, 2016, more than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates are hosting Women Build events. Contact your local Habitat or find an event here.
If you can’t make it out that week to build, and have an RV, consider volunteering with the RV Care-A-Vanners. This is a great program for anyone who travels in a recreation vehicle, wants to build Habitat houses, meet good people and have fun doing it.
RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help change lives.
“There are ample opportunities to learn and plenty of meaningful work for everyone. No previous construction experience is necessary.” Check out the list of available RV Care-A-Vanner Builds by clicking here. For additional information, contact the RV Care-A-Vanner Registration Desk at 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7534 or email: [email protected].