Here at Habitat, we are committed to fostering positive and meaningful volunteer experiences. Our hope, is volunteering with Habitat is transformative and creates joy in the lives of people involved with this transformational organization. Volunteers learn about Habitat through churches, friends & family, Jimmy Carter Builds, and countless through the national agency of service and volunteerism, AmeriCorps. Every year over 200,000 AmeriCorps members across the country commit to serving 1,700 hours of service with nonprofit organizations. AmeriCorps participants commit to living simply and completing their service hours over the course of one year.

At Nevada County Habitat we have two AmeriCorps alumni, Jenn Cordova and Ian Nansen, who served with Habitat’s in other states before joining our team as staff.

“After college, I worked for Habitat for Humanity New York City as an AmeriCorps Construction Site Leader. While there, I worked on the largest Habitat project ever, a 41 unit, LEED certified apartment development in Brownsville/East New York, Brooklyn. After New York, I worked as an AmeriCorps Crew Leader at Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity in Hickory, North Carolina. While in Western North Carolina, I fell in love with all the beautiful small towns throughout the region; some of which remind me of houses in Nevada County, where I call home now.” -Ian

“In 2015 I served as an AmeriCorps member at a ReStore in Delaware. The experience was humbling and gave me insight into how important the ReStore is to Habitat’s mission of building homes and community. As marketing coordinator, it was my job to raise awareness about donations and volunteer opportunities. Knowing that the ReStore helped people in the community while also raising funds to build Habitat homes made the 1,700 hours of marketing, customer service, donation processing, cleaning, pick-ups, and volunteer management meaningful and worth every ounce of sweat.” -Jennifer

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