At Habitat Edmonton, we’re celebrating National Volunteer Week – presented by Servus Credit Union

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action.  These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is blessed to have the best volunteers on the planet. You’ll find our volunteers serving customers, unloading donations from vehicles, delivering flyers, entering data, answering phones, staging furniture, participating at events, and more – you’ll see their many faces in many places! Our 630 volunteers are keenly aware of the need for affordable homeownership in Edmonton and across northern Alberta. They serve come rain or shine (or snow, hail, sleet, or whatever storm has been stirred up for Albertans!) and they bring joy to our world day-in and day-out.

This week we are proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week at Habitat Edmonton, presented by Servus Credit Union!

Servus has committed to support the Volunteer Program at Habitat Edmonton through a presenting sponsorship over the next two years. Servus believes that every person deserves a safe and comfortable home, and they value volunteerism, community, and social responsibility. Their support of Habitat’s Volunteer Program embodies their commitment to creating a positive impact in the communities where they work, live, and play. To celebrate our partnership, Servus Credit Union designed the beautiful t-shirt (pictured below) which volunteers wear in our ReStores. 

The t-shirt designed by Servus Credit Union highlights the significant impact of the volunteers’ commitment to build strong communities. The focus is on the volunteers — capturing their energy and efforts in providing affordable homeownership. The heart in the house symbolizes the compassion and dedication they infuse into their work. The ribbon represents their connection and engagement with the community, and the tree symbolizes the growth of a healthy and stable community.

It should go without saying that volunteers are vital to the success of our program. Families, couples, and individuals across northern Alberta are empowered to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. In 2024, we look forward to welcoming more volunteers to ReStore and providing them with the opportunity to develop skills and produce tangible outcomes for people in our community.

We see what Helen Dyer calls “the voice of the people” being put into action at our ReStores and in every area of Habitat. The success of our program is contingent upon the many hands that help. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, Servus Credit Union, for empowering our volunteers to be change agents in the Edmonton area and beyond. Together, we are molding the present into a future of which we can all be proud. Happy National Volunteer Week!