Friday, July 19, 2024

Nailing It!

HomeLifestyleNailing It!

Find fulfillment and friendships through volunteer work.

People often choose to volunteer for various reasons, but one of the primary motivations is the desire to make a positive impact on a cause they care about. Also, volunteering allows individuals to  support and motivate organizations making their life experience more enjoyable. Socializing, meeting new people and spending time together with old and new friends contributes to something meaningful.

Kris McDonald, Community Engagement Manager for Habijax

Kris McDonald, Community Engagement Manager for Habijax says the reason most people volunteer with their organization is twofold: a desire to make a meaningful ‘deposit’ into our community while also helping a family in transition into homeownership. 

“During Hammer Time (a morning gathering at the build site of volunteers getting briefed on Habitat/HabiJax’s history & mission and on the day’s tasks), we often find that volunteers with years of service work right alongside the first timers. Once they understand that they are not just helping build a home, but also wrapping in it in joy, it often leads to them returning to help another family,” McDonald said.

Volunteering fosters connections within communities, amplifies empathy, and cultivates a sense of purpose. McDonald notes, “We know that volunteers are the ‘secret sauce’; my job is to make them feel that way so they understand how valuable they are to us!”

 If you have extra time on your hands, consider lending a hand to a local organization dear to your heart!  

GET INVOLVED! Local Organizations Need Help

Builders Care of Northeast Florida
6747 Southpoint Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 727-3443

Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
850 6th Avenue South, Suite 400
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 241-2326

Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 493-4584

Sulzbacher Men’s Health Center
611 East Adams
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-0457

Seniors On A Mission
2050 Art Museum Drive
Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 551-4373

2404 Hubbard Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 798-4529

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