Our Habitat “build day” was filled with joyful parish volunteers from our Young Adult Ministry and veteran builders!
Habitat Charlotte strives for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Read more about Habitat.
REMINDER: The online registration process allows the required STANDARD RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM to be read & electronically signed.
|VOLUNTEER GROUP ID||1686|
|STEP 1: Go to the Habitat Charlotte Group Shift Search link: https://habitatcltvolunteers.force.com/apex/VolunteerGroupSearch|
|STEP 2: Enter your group ID number (above)|
|STEP 3: Check the box next to the group name; Click “SELECT”|
|STEP 4: On the Volunteer Group Shift Search page, click “SEARCH” and your team’s scheduled shift(s) will appear. Choose the desired shift(s) and click “SELECT”|
NEW USER/VOLUNTEER: Click “New User” to be prompted to create a new account.
EXISTING USER/RETURNING VOLUNTEER: If you have not done so as of June 2016, you must activate your existing account in the new database. To do so, click “Forgot Your Password” to receive an email to create a new password. Your volunteer account email is your username, and you will be able to sign in with your newly created password. If you have already activate your account and have a new password, simply log-in.
|POST-REGISTRATION DETAILS||After completing the registration, the shift and details will appear on the volunteer’s account. An automated confirmation email with full shift details will be sent to each registrant. A reminder email will also be sent.|
|IMPORTANT NOTE||HFHC has transitioned to a new volunteer database and registration system. Please do not hesitate to contact a Volunteer Services staff member if you have any questions, need assistance, or would like to provide feedback on the new system. We’d welcome it!|
See Charlotte Church Partners 2017 Habitat Build Schedule for other dates when construction volunteers age 17 can help on site. They must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian with no exceptions. Task restrictions for any 16 or 17 year old volunteer (no power tools). Volunteers 18 and older do not have task restrictions.
Habitat and Charlotte Church Partners – we have built 27 houses so far!
In 1999, ten, mostly downtown, churches got together to build a new Habitat home for a deserving family. Each church brought talent and leadership to the group as we worked side by side during the Building on Faith Blitz week with Habitat each fall. Several years we built 2 houses at the same time! We were known as the Center City Church Partners.
As the years passed and the economy struggled, some churches felt it best to drop out as their resources were tapped- volunteer wise and finance wise. Churches from other parts of Charlotte joined with us so now 13 churches all around town make up the Charlotte Church Partners. We no longer work the Blitz week but mostly on Saturdays starting in mid -September and going through early November.
Typically the build takes 12-13 days. Each church takes a day to be in charge of the site meaning they provide morning devotion and welcome, snacks and drinks (water and Gatorade) and lunch to all the volunteers on that one day. All churches strive to get volunteers to the site every day we build in order to have enough workers. Habitat, along with our 3 construction leaders, provide the leadership for the task at hand while the church in charge handles the logistics of the day.
Poverty, according to the federal guidelines, is a family of four earning less than $23,850 per year before taxes. Imagine pulling car payments, utilities, medical care and food for four people out of that amount of money, let alone a mortgage payment for the most modest of houses. This is where Church Partners and Habitat for Humanity step in.
Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordination team at email@example.com or 704.716.7077.
Five Fast Facts About Habitat Charlotte:
- Habitat Charlotte was established in 1983 through the initiative of seven local churches.
- More than 1,450 low-income families have been served with affordable housing by Habitat Charlotte since then.
- Habitat homeowners purchase their homes with a no-interest monthly mortgage and 300 hours of their own sweat equity.
- Habitat Charlotte homeowners have paid a collective total of $12.8 million in property taxes since 1983.
Habitat Charlotte builds new houses with community volunteers, and also completes critical repairs to older, owner-occupied homes.