The Wesleyan Chapter of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) partners with the Middlesex County HFH to assist with local builds, renovations and fundraising. Nearly every Saturday, Wesleyan volunteers join the Middlesex County HFH for their new program, “A Brush with Kindness”, which offers services such as painting, landscaping, and other repairs to homeowners in need. Some weeks, volunteers also help at the local Restore, a resale outlet that salvages furniture and surplus building materials to raise funds for future Habitat builds.
When possible, Wesleyan students also are welcome to volunteer in local builds, though they unfortunately don’t happen all too often. However, every year students can participate in a week long build during Spring Break in different cities around the country (or potentially abroad). Fundraising for the trip happens throughout the year.
Read more about the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity here.
The Wesleyan HFH Program does not require regular, weekly commitments. Unlike most other programs, students are welcome to volunteer once a week, once a month, once a semester, or anything in between. Every weekend there is a group of students who volunteer with “A Brush with Kindness”, which usually is a four hour commitment on Saturday, aroun 10:30am, though times are flexible.
Students hoping to participate in the Spring Break trip should also participate in the fundraising planning throughout the year.
Instructions and Forms
First time volunteering? Find helpful tips and instructions of where to go here.
Don’t forget to fill out the forms! You can also find them here.
Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinators: Brittany Benham and Marisa Guerrero