A long-time resident of Brooklyn, Alex has been a dedicated Habitat NYC volunteer for more than a decade! He is well-known in our John Street office for his sunny disposition and sense of humor.
Alex had previously volunteered in public libraries and political campaigns, and thought that volunteering for Habitat would help him “stay out of trouble.” Well, we don’t know anything about that, but we do know that his experience in human resources and stock exchange operations made him perfect to work in our Resource Development department, where he collects donor data and corresponds with contributors.
When Alex began volunteering, way back in 2006, processing donor information and keeping track of mail sent to donors was a much more “hands on” task than it is now, and Alex stepped right into the role, eventually working with our digital database and helping out at events.
To those who are interested in volunteering with Habitat NYC, Alex says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Painting a senior center, helping out at a build site, supporting social functions, stuffing envelopes and talking to donors, it all was completely rewarding, and I gained much, much more than I gave.”