I will be moving in to my own apartment soon, and paying my own rent for the first time ever (well i pay my mom $150 a month now but that doesn't count). Soon enough I will want my own house. I never met my father or grandfather, and I had no siblings. I was raised by my mom and grandma, and I always lived in a citi, and we always rented so we always had a super. Due to these circumstances, I know NOTHING about handy work...at all. I can use a screwdriver and a hammer when instructed but thats about it. I can't do any housework other than cleaning. I wanted to do habitat for humanity but they only have 1 weekend available every 4 months.
What I am looking for is a place that will teach me for free in exchance for me doing labor for free. Any places like that exist, specifically in nyc, hopefully in brooklyn? The home depot classes are more oriented on decorating and design rather than the manual labor aspect.