Because I'm a non-driver, much of my volunteer experience has been virtual while here in North Carolina. But I have done a ton of hands-on volunteering in my life, as a mom and before motherhood.
I had an incredible opportunity a few weeks ago to volunteer with some DIY bloggers on a Habitat for Humanity home in Wake County.
We were reassigned due to the weather, so all of our work wound up being indoors, and much of it was painting and cleaning. Which, to many of my fellow volunteers, was probably not very exciting, but for someone like me who can't remember the last time I picked up a paintbrush that wasn't child-friendly, it was pretty cool.
Thanks to Brittany, of Pretty Handy Girl, I have some pictures of my handiwork.
We had supportive Habitat leaders on-hand to tell us what we needed to do, even if it looks like we were just chatting it up. It's weird to pose with a paintbrush in your hand, in my recent experience.
More interesting posing here.
And, at last, hard at work again!
I have to give a huge shout out to Danielle, of 2 Little Superheroes, who coordinated this entire event. I met Danielle the DAY OF when she did me the hugest favor ever and picked me up to bring me to the house we were working on. Crazy, right? Oh, how the bloggy universe works.
Here's a shot of her getting down and dirty, too!
All in all this was a fantastic experience. Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is always in need of volunteers, and would love for you to reach out to them for more information on how to participate in an upcoming event. Check out their website by clicking here:
Get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Lastly, I'm excited to share a picture of the entire crew. We were a small bunch, but we were able to help and that's what matters most.
And if you're not in the area, check out the national Habitat for Humanity website to find a nearby location.
Consider taking some time soon to help an organization in need of extra hands. It will make you feel incredible and remind you that sometimes giving of your time means more or as much as donating a few dollars can.