Habitat Faith Build

Faith in Action!

Habitat for Humanity and the faith community are natural partners – each seeking to serve God by serving those in need. First Church is delighted to join with 5 other faith communities (St. John's Episcopal, Corpus Christi, Covenant Community Church, First Congregational Church Wareham, and St. Peters Episcopal) creating a Faith Build in support of the work of Habitat for Humanity.

In 2022, Habitat will be building 3 new homes in Sandwich. One of these home will be a Faith Build. As a group, our 5 faith communities are coming together to pray, fundraise, work and build as we to work hand in hand with families in need of a safe, decent, affordable home.

If you are interested in learning how you can get involved or would like to donate to this build please click below.

Volunteer Opportunity

Support or Volunteer at Lo Adoro Fundraiser!
On Sunday, July 10 from 12-2pm Lo Adoro Italian Market on Jarvis Street will be hosting a fundraiser to support the Habitat Faith Build.
We are seeking volunteers to help set up at 11am and to help sell sausage sandwiches and Italian ice from 12-2pm. If you are interested in volunteering please email the church office at office@firstchurchsandwich.org.

Volunteer Family Partners are needed for upcoming builds in Chatham and Sandwich.

Volunteer Partners work directly with an individual homeowner family to help ensure a successful transition into home ownership.

Major Responsibilities Include – Acting as a liaison between the homeowner family and Habitat and facilitate communications as needed. Assisting in developing a plan for completing sweat equity hours, verify hours, maintain an accounting of sweat equity hours, and provide a monthly report of hours to Habitat. Working one-on-one with the family during the hectic period of building a Habitat home. Attending Habitat events with homeowner family whenever possible and more.

Time Commitment: Two years total working with an individual family. During the first year, while the house is under construction, Volunteer Partners can expect anywhere from 1-2 hours per week plus attendance at approximately twelve events or workshops. During the second year, partners are asked to check in with their family once per month by phone or email.

Qualifications: A desire to make a difference, empathy, good boundaries, respect for confidentiality and must pass a CORI/SORI background check.

Training and or Preparation Required: Habitat will provide a training for all new volunteer partners. Although not required, people with a background in teaching, social work, or ministry are often particularly suited to the position of volunteer partner.

If interested please contact Tara Cronin tara@habitatcapecod.org or 508.362.3559 x 16 to schedule an interview.

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