Assist with projects coordinated by Habitat for Humanity.
Social Action Council
Learn valuable home repair skills; meet new people and sometimes the homeowner too. Help to support neighborhood revitalization. Have fun!
UUCW HABITAT for HUMANITY volunteers meet once a month (approximately) to work on recently constructed houses in Milwaukee. At times the volunteers are assigned the task of working on existing homes, usually a single parent home with children(s). This is Habitat's A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program.
The volunteer group is comprised of UUCW members and friends and is joined by members and friends from our neighboring Lake Country UU Church of Pewaukee. Our workday (Saturday) starts at 8:30a and goes until 3:00p. Working for a few hours is also acceptable. There is a break for lunch with a visit to a local eatery for subsistence. Some bring their lunch and eat at the assigned house.
No experience necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old (accompanied by a designated adult). 18 year olds need not be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers meet at the house assigned on the designated Saturday. The work group will have been assigned a task, or a list of tasks, earlier in the week prior to the Saturday workday.
A Habitat house leader will be present and have all the tools and equipment required to complete the task(s) assigned. The volunteers may be working alongside of a Habitat home owner(s) working off their sweat equity requirement. All individual are asked to bring gloves, safety glasses, hammer and utility knife. If you do not have, extras will be available at the house.
Parking is available on the street in front of the house or in the alley behind the house. Cars will be in full view of the house.
Common tasks will usually be one, or some, of the following: dry wall installation, painting, closet shelving, towel racks, base board installation, window installation and cleaning, wall framing, stair railings, etc.
Each volunteer will be asked to sign a waiver holding Milwaukee Habitat harmless for any injury sustained during the workday.
On any given Saturday, 10 to 12 volunteers show up at the house assigned. Families are encouraged to participate. The group is truly mixed based on gender and ethnicity. It is a fun day.
Volunteers must bring their enthusiasm to all workdays. Please consider joining us for a fun day and a new learning experience for all.