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‘Pay it Forward’ – 30 Volunteers Help Fit Out a Home

Updated: Mar 7

Habitat for Humanity Victoria had one of our largest corporate volunteer days in partnership with O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing Rowville late last year. 30 volunteers from the O’Brien team worked alongside our Housing Program Supervisors on Unit 4 of our Crib Point Affordable Housing Project – which will soon become home to our Partner family Michelle, Stewart, and their children.


In an initiative the O’Brien team call ‘Pay it Forward’, a collective effort to lend their skills to a blitz volunteer day was organised to support our Home-Building program. The jobs for the day include installation of fences, a gate, an outdoor clothesline, along with various internal fixtures. Other team members helped with painting, landscaping, and cleaning around the property. With a team of this size and competency, we made significant progress in getting Michelle and Stewart’s new family home ready. They will receive keys to their new forever home soon in January 2024.

The commitment from the O’Brien team was clear and they made an enormous effort on the day. Their energy, positivity and work ethic made it an exciting event. It was truly touching for the Partner families to witness and will leave a lasting positive impact in their memory.

– Tom Alexander, Housing Programs Manager.


In addition, the O’Brien team generously donated two sets of solar panels for Units 4 and 5, which they brought and installed on the day. This will help provide a long-term benefit to both Michelle and Stewart’s family and Celeste’s family.

Habitat for Humanity Victoria is proud to recognise the generous support of O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing through volunteering, goods in kind, and more. We are grateful for their partnership in helping local Victorian families access a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. Find out more about their services here.

Is your team or organisation seeking an opportunity to pay it forward and give back? Corporate volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a great way to do so. Our volunteer days can get your team participating in active work with a clear connection to a good cause! Reach out to find out more about upcoming opportunities tailored to your needs.



Phil Wright

Business Development Manager

03 8720 9200

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