Why Volunteer  with West Tallahatchie Habitat for Humanity?

There is nothing comparable to the feeling of being home. There is nothing like the feeling of closing your own door behind you and knowing that you are now in a place where you are safe and comfortable.

Since 1984, West Tallahatchie Habitat for Humanity has strive to create that feeling of home by working with families, businesses, and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable houses those hardworking, low-income families can call their own; they can call home. These families are not recipients of charity or a handout; they are participants in a hand-up: the opportunity to work toward and buy their own affordable homes, their own stepping-stones towards the stabilization and progress of their families.

Substandard housing and the problems in engenders are widespread and entrenched, but we have seen that great progress is possible when Habitat for Humanity partners with businesses, families, and local communities. Throughout the world businesses, churches, and individuals are seeking such partnerships with Habitat because it has proven its efficiency at delivering observable results, transforming communities by building quality affordable homes.

Furthermore, Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head; it transforms lives.

In clean, decent, stable housing:

  • Families can provide greater stability for their children.
  • A family’s sense of dignity and pride grow.
  • Health, physical safety, and security improve.
  • Educational and job prospects increase.

How to volunteer!

The following is a basic guide about coming to volunteer with us in Tutwiler. Please keep in mind that each group runs its time here differently, and you should feel free to take creative license to shape the experience into one that will be beneficial and appropriate for your group. Take this information as a brainstorm of ideas, not as a hard-and-fast schedule. In order for us to best meet your needs while you’re here, and so we can plan appropriate construction activities during your stay, please be prepared to share your basic plan with us well in advance of your arrival.

Please get in touch with us – we’d love to talk with you! See our contact information on our Contact Us page.

Read about past volunteers and their experiences in Tutwiler, MS: Our Wonderful West Tallahatchie Workers (click on it!)