AmeriCorps is a national service program that builds leaders while addressing critical community needs.
Born and raised in Santiago, Americorps volunteer Hairi Lee has lived all over the world: South Korea, Ecuador, and now Tucson, Arizona. Now she’s continuing her leadership training with Habitat Tucson!
“I was a little shy and hesitant at the beginning since I have always thought my English was not so good,” Hairi says, “but I have been able to execute my role as a construction leader in a completely different language, which is a big step forward for me. This is all thanks to Habitat Tucson’s amazing construction crew and volunteers, that have very kindly taught me everything about construction and how to be a great leader.”
Framing walls and working alongside new and regular volunteers, Hairi’s developed strong interpersonal skills alongside her construction skills.
“My favorite experience has been getting to know all the volunteers and hearing their stories. Every day I wake up motivated and excited to go work with amazing people.”