Personal Narrative: My Experience Of Volunteering Habitat

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As a freshman in my first year as a member of BHSN Habitat for Humanity, I had many meaningful volunteering experiences. In January I helped organize and clean up the new Habitat for Humanity warehouse. Cleaning up the warehouse was a tough yet a rewarding job, and I was also able to meet other Habitat for Humanity members from IU and from BHSS. Leading up to Evening for Habitat I solicited businesses for donations with my senior partner. Soliciting was a very gratifying experience because it exposed me to the willingness of people to help out the community. Volunteering at Evening for Habitat was another meaningful experience. I found it incredible how the people involved in Evening for Habitat, the guests and volunteers, all came together to help a family in need in our community. These volunteering allowed me to see the positive impact that Habitat makes in the community.…show more content…
I believe that having books to read in a new home really helps people settle into their home, which is why I joined Books for Building Lives. For BFBL, I have organized a book drive at University Elementary School, which helped collect books for poverty stricken children in Bloomington. I also gift wrapped at Barnes and Noble to raise funds, and I helped brainstorm ideas for the books that we will be adding to the Habitat house. Overall, I have dedicated around twenty hours to Habitat for Humanity and Books for Building Lives this year.
Other activities that I participate in include cross country, track, and volunteering at Global Gifts. Global Gifts is a nonprofit fair trade gift shop that ensures fair wages, gender equality, and safe working conditions. I have been volunteering at Global Gifts for about eight months, and I find it extremely rewarding to be able to support small business owning artisans around the

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