Patty’s Summer of Service
Summer of Service
This unique program was designed for high school students with community service graduation requirements and allows teens to gain marketable retail skills volunteering in the Habitat Stores. Unlike Habitat’s construction sites, youth volunteers do not need a parent to accompany them in the Stores, which provides flexibility for teens with time on their hands.
“What did you do over summer break?”
It’s the question every student has to answer when they head back to class in September.
If you are 16-year-old Patty, your answer includes completing 32 hours volunteering in the Tacoma Habitat Store.
Patty’s mom is a Habitat volunteer and recommended Summer of Service after seeing a sign advertising the program.
While four volunteers signed up for the 2019 Summer of Service, only Patty completed the required minimum of seven 4-hour shifts.
A junior at SAMI, Patty hopes to continue volunteering with Habitat. She most enjoyed helping customers and learning cashier skills.
Summer of Service will resume in 2020.
However, volunteers 16 and older are welcome anytime. Contact us to learn how to get started.