Grant #50

Volunteer Handymen

January 27, 2014

The Volunteer Handymen of Malta are recruited retired men that are forwarding the interest of awesome by volunteering to help families in need.

Home repairs become a lower priority in dishing out finances when the bank account is low and bellies need to be fed. Hiring a handyman is likely out of the question and as for fixing leaks and creaks yourself? Well, that’s not so simple when you’re working full-time or lack the equipment and/or skills to perform maintenance work.

This week’s grantee has recruited retired men with experience in basic home repair to volunteer their time to help families in need. The Handymen Volunteers come equipped with their own tools and transportation as well as the compassion to help the folks in their community. The volunteers are mentored and supported by the St. Jeanne Antide Foundation, an NGO in Malta that works hard to identify and support vulnerable communities with their door-to-door outreach program. In 2012, the program had three volunteer handymen and they completed a total of 581 hours of service benefitting 77 individuals from 23 families. Amazing!

With this AWB grant, basic materials such as sockets, plugs, drain pipes, energy saving bulbs, paint and paint rollers will be purchased and then installed for free by these wonderful handymen. Talk about forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe!

Learn more about the incredibly valuable work of the St. Jeanne Antide Foundation by visiting their website and Facebook page.

Category: Philanthropy, Volunteer



Starting May 15, 2023, we’re pausing accepting new applications. We will post here when we re-open the floodgates! Please do not submit any applications until we announce we are accepting them. We will not review them.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@AF_WB), Facebook (@AwesomeWithoutBorders), and here on our fab website for updates on our weekly grant announcements. You can also join our quarterly newsletter:

We’ll be back soon!

Team Awesome Without Borders