Volunteer Spotlight: Alan Goslen

by: Natalie McNair Alan Goslen initially heard about Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland when he helped support a Women Build group through Broad Street United Methodist Church in 2000. He began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland on weekends and became a regular construction site volunteer in March 2010. He volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday each week and works on the homes of future Habitat homeowners.

Alan worked for 20 years as an Army Officer. He then attended the University of Tennessee where he obtained a Library Science degree. He spent 13 years at Cleveland State Community College as a reference librarian before retiring in 2010.

Also a member of Sunrise Rotary, Alan led a group of volunteers from Sunrise Rotary on April 29th. The group worked on the interior of the Stafford family home.

When asked what he enjoys about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Alan responded with, “I enjoy seeing a tangible product of my work. I enjoy the physical work. I enjoy the other members of the regular construction volunteers”.

Habitat of Cleveland is thankful to have volunteers like Alan who are committed to serving the families of Bradley County and who bring dedication and commitment to our group of regular volunteers. Thank you Alan for all you do for Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland.