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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.

Noon

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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