Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Update on Volunteering

Here’s a little update on my adventures in volunteering at

Habitat For Humanity.


First, I thought I would give you the steps I took to start the process

of volunteering there.

This info might be good for those of you whom might be considering

volunteering for your local Habitat For Humanity.


                 So I:

                 1)  Visited our local website

                 2)  Clicked on volunteering and found email address

                      for Coordinator

                 3)  Emailed her for information on how to get started

                 4)  Went to a mandatory volunteer orientation

                       class and signed up


I went to sign up for construction site volunteering.

But after receiving a handout, I soon found out that they have multiple areas

for one to volunteer in.

Ex:  Marketing/Events, Office, Restore, Family Services, etc.

So… the next thing I know,

I am volunteering to be on a committee for a Restore “Design on a Dime” workshop.


ReStore is a retail outlet owned and managed by Habitat For Humanity.


It’s a workshop event for our LOCAL ReStore…

organized by the Restore Ops Manager and another volunteer.

The workshop includes home décor projects chosen from a

Better Homes and Garden Book…

that anyone could create on their own.



I volunteered to teach one of the classes on making this creation.

I will show people how to spruce up an end table by trimming it with clothespins.


from construction site to teaching a small class!

I am a little nervous, though. 

It easy to write a tutorial online but it’s another story to

verbally teach and show (hands on) someone how to do something.

It’s in February… so I will let you know how that goes.

And I’m still planning on construction site volunteering.

Ok…on another note…



8” at our house. 

For our area… that means your snowed in for a few days!




Hot Chocolate/Coffee


Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna





  1. Awesome Kendra!!!! You will be great at teaching the class...even if a little nervous! You are talented and that will show through as you teach!!!!

    Oh and happiness about the snow for you! We have similar tastes in movies...I like all goodness and kindness flicks, too!!!!

    Have a great day!

  2. Your volunteering job sounds awesome. You will have a blast!

    Isn't the snow wonderful? We have it too and we are loving it. Stay warm...

  3. How totally awesome! I'm sure you will do a great job teaching - it's right up your alley! These worst part is worrying and fretting about it. I love that adorable little clothespin adorned table - cute and very clever! I can't wait to see you evolve in your mission, I just really feel great things are in store for you!

  4. You're great, I'll be keeping my eye on you and your blog in 2011! The Habitat House and Anne of GG and Pollyanna - girl after my heart!

    C’est ravissant!

    Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires sur mon blog!

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  5. How fun to teach a class doing something you love! I'm sure you will rock it!

  6. Kendra, that is great news! It will go great, I just know it. Your talent shines through your blog and I know it will "in real life" as well! Can't wait to hear all about it!


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