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Volunteer on the Gulf Coast
Architecture for Humanity is partnering with Hands On Gulf Coast to host volunteers in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans. You'll get to work one-on-one with residents in helping them design, repair and reconstruct their homes. Accomodation and two meals are provided for $10/day. Participants can come down for as little as a couple of days or as long as several months.

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So you entered our competitions, bugged your friends and family about Architecture for Humanity, read Design Like You Give A Damn and bought a T-shirt. What else can you do?

Volunteer
Architecture for Humanity posts volunteer opportunities within our newsletter. In some cases we're looking for help with a specific project, in other cases we're putting a call out for design help on behalf of a partner. Opportunities range from short-term to six-month stints, and you need not be a licensed architect to help.

Join a local group
Sign up with a local chapter in your community. Currently groups are meeting around the world. Click here for a list of projects by Local Chapters, including links to their designs on the Open Architecture Network.

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Want to start a chapter?
, and we'll let you know if there are other people in your area interested in joining Architecture for Humanity. Designers in these cities want to start a chapter:

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Help us fundraise
Architecture for Humanity depends on donations from individuals like you. In fact, we currently receive a majority of our donations from individuals. In 2005 over 25% of funds raised came from people between 7-30 years old. To continue with our humanitarian programs we are seeking help with ideas for raising funds. Be it matching contributions from your company to selling gingerbread cookies, any help will be greatly appreciated. to learn more about how to host a fundraiser.

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Spread the word
You can e-mail, link to our website, use word of mouth at your workplace and contact all the friends you know and tell them about our projects. When you receive our newsletter, forward it to your contacts who might be interested in getting good design into every community.

What do you get out of this?
By showing an active interest in Architecture for Humanity, you are part of a growing grassroots humanitarian design movement helping to change the perception of the role of the designer. In most circles, architecture and design is seen as a service for the privileged. Our profession is guilty of embracing this ideal. Design should be a profession of inclusion whose talents help those who need them most. It is time for you to change the perception and design like you give a damn.

 
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