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    An AmeriCorps and her site supervisor.

    7:30 a.m.

    Arrive on site, chat with my site supervisor on the day's projects, and pull out tools from the shed.

    Morning safety talk.

    8:20 a.m.

    Volunteers arrive. My site supervisor and I give a talk about Habitat's mission, safety, and what the volunteers will get up to that day. Everyone gets started!

    AmeriCorps helping volunteers.

    10:00 a.m.

    Walk around the build site and help volunteers who are learning a new skill. No two days are the same. It could framing, drywall, insulation, painting - you name it!

    Lunch with volunteers.


    LUNCH! Today, the volunteer group brought a smorgasbord of food which they offer to share with me—and I gladly accept.

    Teaching volunteers about housing.

    12:30 p.m.

    I help facilitate a service learning curriculum called "Build. Think. Act." with the volunteers. We explore issues related to affordable housing.

    AmeriCorps using a saw.

    1:00 p.m.

    Back to work! Volunteers decide to switch up tasks, so I help a small group get comfortable doing their new projects for the afternoon.

    Taking a break with volunteers.

    2:30 p.m.

    Quick break and chat with the volunteers. Getting to know volunteers and hearing their stories is my favorite part of the gig!

    A sign that says Beyond the Build.

    3:30 p.m.

    Start to pack up and thank the volunteers. Before we leave, I help make sure everything's safe and secure on site.

    AmeriCorps members relaxing on a yard.

    4:30 p.m.

    I meet up with a few other AmeriCorps Members back at the Habitat fourplex, where a bunch of us live. Then I get ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

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