UNA Habitat for Humanity
"I got involved in UNA's Habitat chapter because I saw through my friends that it was a wonderful organization. The concept of Habitat for Humanity in general is brilliant. Since I've been involved in the different aspects of our chapter, I've become more aware of the people around me and the number of them that have hardships. I am more sensitive to their needs."
- Teri Wakefield, former UNA Habitat president
What does it take to get involved?
...the will to help end poverty housing and the will to help people in need! We need your input, ideas, and energy! Plus, there are NO DUES. We are here to serve the campus and our community; you can choose when and how you want to help.
What defines membership?
If you choose whenever you want to help and however you want to help, with no dues involved, the definition of membership is a little hazy. Technically, our members are those who do participate in more than just building, such as educational events and fundraisers. However, all helping hands are appreciated and welcome, so we have a list of building members called a Volunteer Pool. Both types of membership are important to us.
If I cannot make it to the meetings, can I still get involved?
Absolutely! If you have a busy schedule or too many time commitments and cannot make it to the meetings, don't worry! You can always help with weekend builds, educational events or fundraising. You can even help raise awareness by word of mouth. Let people know some of the issues regarding poverty housing in the world and in our community. If you'd like to learn more about this yourself, Habitat.org is a great place to start -- or contact one of our officers or our faculty adviser for more information.
If you sign up for our e-mail update list, you will receive news about what we are planning and what you can help with. We encourage you all to get involved in advocating change!