Day of Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Sonoma County
Sonoma Wildfire Cottages, Medtronic Campus, Santa Rosa
When wildfires ravaged Sonoma and Napa Counties in October of 2017, the Jewish community throughout the region deployed volunteers to support our North Bay neighbors. This spring, our Jewish Communities are invited to return for a day of service, building homes with Habitat for Humanity. The staggering loss of 6,000 homes, many in fragile neighborhoods, will forever link Habitat For Humanity’s mission of affordable housing for all, to wildfire/disaster recovery. Join us for a meaningful day of tikkun olam.
The Osher Marin JCC is joining this effort as part of our Tikkun Marin Community Service initiative. We are pleased to be partnering with with Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay, and Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
A delicious box lunch and beverage will be provided to all participants.
THERE ARE THREE STEPS TO THE PROCESS:
Step 1. Fill in the Volunteer Application. When you enter your email address into its field, you will receive an email confirmation with a verification code. Please copy this code and paste it into volunteer application box at the bottom.
Step 2. Once you submit your application electronically, you will receive an email confirmation with a Habitat link to sign up for volunteer shifts. To sign up for a shift, click on the link and choose one of the above Sunday dates. The calendar listing for April 28 is Sonoma County Wildfire Cottages in Santa Rosa. The calendar listing for June 2 and October 27 is Green Valley Village, Graton.
Step 3. Please read the Safety Guidelines. Print the last page, sign it, and bring only the last page with you on your day of service. Individuals are welcome to sign up for a day of physical work. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to be on a job site, and must be able to lift 20 pounds.
Construction volunteers work alongside Habitat’s construction team and partner families to help build Habitat houses. No previous construction experience is necessary. Habitat will provide all the tools, training, and safety equipment needed to work on their construction sites. Registration is required to participate.
For your comfort, the following items are highly recommended:
· Work gloves are provided. You may opt to bring your own.
· Water bottle. A cold water station is on site.
· A hat and sunscreen
· Construction site appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants)
· Closed toed, closed heeled footwear (required)
"Thank you for creating such a fun and gratifying volunteer experience. I loved working with Habitat For Humanity and being able to spend the day with kind, generous people, This was a Sunday well spent!"
"It was an all-around satisfying way to give back to the community and connect with other Jewish members of the community. When's the next one? Loved it."
Tikkun Marin is the Osher Marin JCC’s initiative to improve and repair our Marin community. Its name is taken from Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept that we bear responsibility not only for ourselves, but for the moral, spiritual and material welfare of everyone.