Volunteering nourishes the soul!
Welcome to the Otsego County Habitat for Humanity Family! Volunteers play an essential role in our mission, and the success of our affiliate relies on a great team of volunteers! Everyone has a part to play, whether it’s volunteering on a construction site, at the Habitat ReStore, in our office, serving on a committee, or at one of our events, you are giving back to your community. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels who are interested in contributing their time and talents toward making a difference in the lives of families in need! We like to think of it as instant heart happiness!
We hope that you will find volunteering with us rewarding as you join us in our mission as a nondenominational Christian housing ministry, working in partnership to build adequate housing, creating stronger families, and a better community. If you would like to volunteer in our office or in the ReStore, please click here for the form: Office/ReStore Volunteer Form or call and ask for our Volunteer Coordinator at (989) 732-6070.
Before coming out to any job work sites, we are required to ask that each volunteer completes a:
We also encourage you to take Habitat’s online safety training courses available on the web or through our office. To access the website, please go to http://hfhaffiliateinsurance.com/
Tracy Secord, 2018 Volunteer of the Year
Tracy Secord’s passion for helping families work their way towards home ownership brought her to Otsego County Habitat for Humanity (Gaylord, MI) where she has played an active role in almost every facet of the nonprofit. She began in 2009, helping on the construction site because she loved the idea of building homes for low-income families. Later on, she became a volunteer committee member that led her to become a board member. Tracy is currently serving as Otsego County Habitat’s Board President and is active on three committees: Fundraising, Personnel, and Finance.
Tracy has donated numerous hours of her time and resources this past year on two-house builds. She has been involved in all aspects of the builds from the groundbreaking to shopping with the future homeowners. She helps at the construction site with different jobs, and is a speaker during the dedication of the home to the new partner family.
Tracy on occasion has been found behind the register in our ReStore greeting and taking care of our guests. Otsego County Habitat has been blessed with Tracy’s insight and her expertise as a board member and committee member.
“Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is not work! Volunteering provides me enjoyment by being with others who appreciate the Habitat mission and like to work alongside of Habitat partner families,” Tracy stated.
Tracy cares about her community and has an ongoing desire to make a difference in the lives around her.
“On behalf of everyone at Otsego County Habitat, including our board of directors, we congratulate Tracy Secord as our Volunteer of the Year,” Otsego County Habitat executive director, Litecia Jankowski said.