Heroes Among Us
Our volunteers are ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things. Starting in 2020, we have decided to start honoring our volunteers on a monthly basis. So let's congratulate our February Volunteer of the month!
|Question~Why did you choose to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County?
Steve~ After working in the home furnishings industry for over 40 years, I wanted to find something where I could give back using my experience to help others. I went on VolunteerMatch and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was suggested as a possible fit for me. I also have a friend who volunteers at the ReStore in Wauwatosa, and he suggested I check it out. I chose the Waukesha ReStore and found the staff very welcoming, and fun to work with.
Question~What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the ReStore?
Steve~ First, the staff. From day one, they were very helpful, friendly and appreciative of me volunteering. In addition to that, it’s amazing to see what gets donated. It’s not just used items either. There are many new things that come in. I enjoy helping to get the items out onto the floor, and then answering questions and assisting people who want to make a purchase.
Question~What is the funniest/best thing that has happened while volunteering with Habitat?
Steve~ The best thing are the people who work for Habitat and ReStore. It’s a pleasure to work with the staff of Bob, Nate, Bruno, Tim, Liz and Diane as well as the other volunteers. CEO Mike also regularly visits the ReStore and makes sure to thank the volunteers for their time
Question~What have you learned while volunteering with us?
Steve~ I have learned about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and how the ReStore benefits that mission. I have also learned how to process and price the donated items, and where to locate them on the floor. If I'm unsure or have a question, the staff is always willing to assist.
Want to hear more stories of volunteers making a difference? Click on the links below and read about a few more of our exceptional volunteers. Have these stories inspired you to want to become a volunteer?