David Kent Joslin, a healthcare consultant, has a history of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. The last time he spent all day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, he built a home for the future owner, Collette. “We put up Zonts and Zuckles which support the walls and keep them level when the concrete is poured into their insides,” said David Joslin. Helping Collette get a home in Sarasota was a fulfilling experience for him. David Kent Joslin shares a few ways people can get involved.
Get Your Company Excited and Involved
David Kent Joslin shares that sometimes individuals have hesitations about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity by themselves. Those who are afraid of volunteering by themselves can get their businesses involved. To get started, they should contact a local Habitat for Humanity chapter and find out more about larger corporate groups. Many companies bond as a team and can enjoy a day volunteering and giving back to the community. Not only will employees get to work together as a team in a new way, but they will make a difference in people’s lives.
Donate Money or Supplies to Habitat for Humanity
Although many people are physically unable to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, they can still become involved by making a donation. Many people who don’t live close to a chapter or don’t have the physical ability to help can still contribute to the cause. David Kent Joslin suggests that those who are unable to volunteer and physically help Habitat for Humanity can still help by providing a donation. There are many ways to help that don’t require monetary donations. Depending on the Habitat for Humanity chapter, they will accept supplies such as paintbrushes, ladders, and other building supplies. Some people also get extra donations by launching a campaign at their jobs or churches. No matter how small the gift feels, Habitat for Humanity appreciates all donations.
Get in Touch with a Local Habitat for Humanity Chapter
Those who are interested in making a difference in their community and helping people should contact their local Habitat for Humanity chapter. For example, David Joslin lives in Sarasota, so he volunteers with the Sarasota Habitat for Humanity chapter. People often believe they need construction experience to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. However, those who volunteer with this organization don’t have previous construction experience. Some chapters have a preservation team and will assign people for tasks such as weatherization, painting, or landscaping. Each chapter assigns people to a project or task based on their experience and skills. Visiting the website of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter is the first step; there you will find information about upcoming projects.
David Kent Joslin sits on the board of InSight Radiology Puerto Rico. Before he obtained an MBA from Columbia University, he pursued an undergraduate degree at Duke University.