Volunteers play a key role in the work we do at Homegrown Homes. Our not-for-profit status dictates a certain resourcefulness in bringing a project from idea, to reality.
Whether we are renovating a home on its original site, moving a home to a new site, or building from the ground up, Homegrown Homes relies heavily on volunteers. This helps to reduce our costs, and in the end provides a more quality product for our tenants.
Our volunteers have ranged in age from youth, to senior, and hail from all walks of life. Accountants, lawyers, artists, administrators, company presidents and mechanics have all wielded a paintbrush.
And our partners have stepped forward with volunteer labour. One of our renovation projects featured framing by carpentry students from Fleming College, and other organizations have become involved in the interests of community betterment.
Recently, Home Depot has offered their 'Team Depot' volunteers to assist us with our projects, as has The Rotary Club of Peterborough, two community-minded organizations not afraid to roll up their sleeves for a good cause.