Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

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Basic Information

Address: 377 Broad street New London, CT
Phone Number: 8604427890
Fax Number: 860-701-1334

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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut
Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut
Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Affordable Housing
Clearances Required: No
Ages for Volunteer: 14 and older
Hours of Service: Varied and flexible
Minimum Hours Required: 4
Mission Statement:

M I S S I O N V I S I O N
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
M I S S I O N STAT E M E N T
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people
together to build homes, communities and hope.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

M I S S I O N P R I N C I P L E S
1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief
that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We
believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful
relationships can grow among all people.
2. Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable
shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others
to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
3. Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent,
affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We
will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in
all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes
socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
4. Promote dignity and hope.
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something
to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to
live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
5. Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and
spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it
demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Program History:

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut became the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity International

Events:

Volunteer opportunities are available every week throughout the year.

Additional Information:

There is a short 4 step process to get ready to volunteer -

  1. Training - There is a short training that all new volunteers need to do before volunteering on site. The training can be done online. You can view it by clicking here.
  2. Waiver - Each volunteer will need to fill out and sign a waiver. Click here to view it. Please bring it the first time volunteering.
  3. Court Ordered Form (if applicable) - All court ordered community service volunteers need to fill out the court ordered community service form. To view all court ordered requirements and the printable form click here.
  4. Sign Up - Once you have gone through training you can sign up to volunteer whenever you would like. The calendar is online so that you can sign up at your convenience.

To sign up online

  • go to www.habitatect.org
  • click the Volunteer UP link in the top right side of the screen.
  • Log In or Register if you are new to this system and return to the calendar
  • Click the day that you would like to volunteer under the column for the project you would like to volunteer at
  • This will take you to a screen with information about the day
  • Input a team name if you have one, choose an e-mail reminder and then choose "sign up"
  • You should see a page that says "sign up confirmation".
    • If you do not see "sign up confirmation", fix the error indicated and click "sign up" again.

Also, like us on Facebook to stay connected! - facebook.com/habitatect

Sign up for all construction and Restore opportunities are right online through this sign up system. If you would like information on volunteering in the office or as part of a committee please let me know. Thank you very much for your interest. We can't wait to work with you.

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