National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Jenn

April 21, 2020

Jenn, husband and dog


In honor of National Volunteer Week, we interviewed Apex ReStore volunteer Jenn to find out what she enjoyed most about working with Habitat Wake. Here's what she had to say:


Why do you volunteer with Habitat? 

I truly believe in Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope for families in need. Everyone deserves proper housing – somewhere they can feel safe and rightly call home – and I love being even a small part of that vision.


What is a favorite memory or story you have from your time volunteering?

There are so many. Working on-site, not only did I build several houses from start to finish, but I was also able to build close relationships with the homeowners and their families. Getting to learn their stories and share in their joy when they moved into their new homes was priceless.

At the Apex ReStore, I have been fortunate to work with a great group of staff and fellow volunteers for the last two years. Every week is fun and rewarding, and I’ve been able to meet some incredible people.


What would you tell others who might be interested in volunteering?

Habitat is a great way to get involved with the community and meet like-minded people. Whether it’s working on a build site or in the ReStore, you’re guaranteed to have fun, learn something new, and leave knowing you made a difference in someone’s life.