Jul 29th, 10
Every Thursday Syracuse Habitat for Humanity will look through our photo collection and post a Photo of the Week. You can participate too! If you have a photo or story that you would like to share, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and enjoy the pictures!
Ground Blessing, a Habitat for Humanity tradition.
Jul 28th, 10
I am just about done with my term as a summer VISTA, and I am really happy with what I have accomplished. I have successfully built capacity by creating a manual to teach volunteers how to keep track of other volunteers. This VISTA experience has been really rewarding.
Not only have I helped develop Syracuse Habitat as an organization, but I have also created another piece to put toward my portfolio and resume. This feels wonderful and I am really grateful of my VISTA experience. National Service is not for everyone, but if you are young and excited or just eager to help people then it is definitely worth checking out.
I am going to keep this post rather short today, because I have other odds and ends to tie up. Before I go, I would like to thank my readers and encourage them to continue to follow Syracuse Habitat in the future. It’s a really great program that has made a big difference in the Syracuse Community.
Jul 20th, 10
This is my second to last post and I cannot believe it. I feel like I just moved to Syracuse and now I’m ready to pack up and move out. I have really enjoyed my VISTA experience, but I am also excited to see what awaits me. I am finishing my manual and ready to pass my work down to a volunteer.
I have successfully increased our volunteer capacity and would like to thank my supervisors for making this experience as rewarding as possible. They handled my VISTA experience perfectly and have really embraced the capacity building model. My VISTA project was ideally suited for a two-month Summer VISTA experience. I have heard horror stories about VISTAs spending their year-long programs with nothing to do but that didn’t happen to me. Instead I spent my summer, feeling like I was making an impact. I will recommend national service to my friends in the future and am planning to enroll again later.
It is events like the Syracuse Habitat annual picnic that make me exited about future work in non-profits. The Picnic was last Friday and it sure was a lot of fun. I would like to thank everyone who came out in support of us. We had a good turnout and people seemed to really enjoy themselves. It was great to see all my social media advertising really pay-off. Our event committee definitely deserves credit for making it such a wonderful event. I know that out event-planning VISTA will make events even more successful in the future.
Be sure to come back next week and read a full wrap-up of my VISTA experience.