April Volunteer Spotlight

Jul 9, 2014 |

Jan Muir

As a retired school principal, Jan Muir has witnessed first-hand the importance of safe and affordable housing. “Housing security is a big  issue, but programs like Habitat for  Humanity are a big help” remarks Muir. “Working with children and families on a daily basis, you really do see the merit in homeownership.” Muir began volunteering with Habitat during the 2012 Centre Wellington build and has been a great advocate for us ever since as a member of the Speakers Bureau. A natural public speaker, Muir has been wonderful in sharing Habitat’s message within the community. You may have seen Muir at the 2013 Home Depot Paper Hammer event flipping burgers, at World of Hot Tubs promoting the 2013 Ultimate Habitat House Party, or even leading volunteer training sessions. “Volunteering with Habitat is rewarding, has great variety,  and gives volunteers an opportunity to learn and grow in a fun environment” says Muir. Forever the advocate of youth volunteerism Muir adds, “It’s also the perfect opportunity for youth to be exposed to career paths they may have never considered.”