Grad Student to Organize Physics-Habitat for Humanity Team

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Graduate student Bonnie Schmittberger is organizing a Duke Physics team of volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. For those who aren’t familiar with the organization, Habitat for Humanity builds houses and conducts home repairs for low-income families in communities around the world. Durham has its own Habitat for Humanity chapter that helps families all over the city.

While you may always sign up for individual volunteer shifts, a team of volunteers is extremely helpful to them for new construction projects. You don’t need any construction experience to help.

Bonnie’s goal for the Duke Physics team would be to help approximately one Saturday every few months as needed. Volunteer days may be occasionally planned on a more frequent basis if they are late in the construction process and have a need for a large number of volunteers. This volunteer opportunity generally involves two 3-hour shifts, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM and then 12:30 to 3:30 PM. You may choose to work one or both shifts on a particular day.

If you are interested in joining this team of volunteers, please send Bonnie an email so that she can give Durham Habitat an accurate number for our group. If you would like any of your family members or friends to join our group as well, please let her know that too. Please also note that volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.