The very hands-on nature of Habitat NSW’s Bushfire Recovery Programme has been an unexpected pleasure for volunteer Kavanar, who is an architect and town planner. “I have more experience at providing plans than actual hands on work,” she says. “But I love it. Gathering all the fallen branches and then burning them, and seeing the […]
We had the pleasure of having Gracie join one of our community Brush with Kindness Days where she helped paint a Sydney based women’s transitional shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. Gracie found out about us (Habitat for Humanity Australia) through friends who have volunteered with Habitat in Malaysia. Habitat has been on […]
Cam had been aiming to take a six-month break from his third-year University course, until COVID-19 scuppered his travel plans. Now he’s staying closer to home, volunteering on Habitat NSW’s Bushfire Recovery Programme in the Blue Mountains, less than 10 minutes from where he lives. “Even if you can make a small difference in someone’s […]
Starr and Rob have been regular volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Australia since June 2018. Mainly on the Brush with Kindness monthly maintenance programme at group homes and women’s’ refugees in Western Sydney. But more recently they’ve been staying closer to home, and outdoors, in Habitat NSW’s Bushfire Recovery Programme. “We live in the Blue […]
Russell, 69, has been one of the go-to volunteers for anything that requires a bit more than just enthusiasm and energy during Habitat NSW’s bushfire recovery assistance programme. So far, he’s worked on building new chook pens, a large external safe cat run, and a shower block for a couple who lost everything when fire […]
Volunteering with Habitat NSW’s Bush Fire Recovery programme in the Southern Highlands is “going home” for Carly, 31. She was brought up in Balmoral, just over the railway tracks from the property where she has just spent the day with a team stacking cut logs, clearing and burning mounds of branches and foliage, and creating […]
Earlier this month, Habitat staff member Annie embarked on her first Global Village build as a team leader in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Over one week, her team of 31 volunteers built three homes for families in need. Annie also over fundraised and raised an amazing $4,050. Read her reflections on this unforgettable experience below and […]
Meet Adam Crews, the man behind many of our amazing photos! Adam has been on two builds overseas to Indonesia and Nepal, and is going on his third in Vietnam later this year.
Meet Debra from NSW. Last year, she gave up a week of her time last year to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for Rock the House. This year, she will be returning to Yogyakarta to help build more homes for families in need – and is bringing along her grandson for the journey.
Paul Forrester-Brown is not your average high-school teacher. In May 2017, he decided to strap on a pair of shoes and start walking. From Robe, South Australia to Bendigo, Victoria. A total distance of 500km.