By Maria, AmeriCorps NCCC team member serving with Wichita Habitat
Our team’s days on the worksite are filled with lots of construction experience, improving skills, and fun. Being able to see the process of constructing a house from start to finish is one of our favorite aspects of this experience. While working on the site, it is inspiring to see the number of Core Volunteers who take time out of their lives to come work with Wichita Habitat for Humanity and spend time working alongside us and teaching us skills. It means a lot that we are trusted with a task and given the independence as well as the agency to carry it out on our own.
Our team is grateful to have a part in providing a stable home for community members. Each day we are on the worksite provides us with a clearer view of the big picture of the work that Wichita Habitat for Humanity completes for this community. Staff members Dana Korkki and Brian Knolla provide valuable instruction and supervision while on the worksite and truly care about us as a whole and encourage us to do our best.
An AmeriCorps NCCC team is serving with Wichita Habitat for Humanity from January 13 through April 3. AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members are 18 to 24 years old and spend 10 months strengthening communities while developing their own leadership skills. They serve on teams on short-term projects to help build homes, promote food security, mentor youth, respond to disasters, and support communities with other critical needs.