Individual Volunteers

How Will You Make A Difference?

Construction Work

From building new homes to rehabbing existing ones, volunteering on a Habitat construction site is a fun, engaging experience like no other. The transformation from the beginning of the build day to the end is impactful and you witness first-hand how your hard work empowers families and our community. 

No construction experience is necessary to volunteer – we have jobsite guides on each worksite who will teach you everything you need to know! So, whether you are learning a new skill or sharpening the ones you have, help us build homes and hope for local families in need of a decent place to live.

Complete the Individual Volunteers Contact Form today to volunteer with Habitat!

Homebuyer Services

Volunteer opportunities range from reviewing homebuyer applications, mentoring our homebuyers and acquiring and managing Habitat’s land resources.

  • Homebuyer Advocate works directly with approved homebuyers to help address their needs and questions before, during, and after the construction of their homes.
  • Homebuyer Selection reviews applications and recommends qualified applicants to Habitat’s Board for acceptance into the program. These volunteers help establish criteria, process applications, and make home visits to each prospective homebuyer. Real estate or mortgage lending experience is an added bonus, but not required!
  • Site Selection helps acquire and maintain a portfolio of real estate assets in order to provide quality sites on which our homebuyers can build. Real estate experience is an added bonus, but not required!

Complete the Individual Volunteers Contact Form today to volunteer with Habitat!

Habitat ReStore​

Individuals can help provide affordable housing solutions by regularly volunteering at our local ReStore! Our three ReStores sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and more to the general public. The proceeds are reinvested into our mission of helping families achieve the strength and stability they need to transform their lives through homeownership.

  • A Donation Center Volunteer helps process and move donated materials into the stores, this includes sorting, assembling, and cleaning items as well as stocking shelves.
  • A Customer Service Volunteer welcomes and assists customers with their purchases, which includes measuring and carrying items and answering questions.
  • A Paint Recycling Volunteer helps inspect and sort latex paint donations and then blends the paints into new colors. These batches are then repackaged and sold in the ReStores.

A regular volunteer at the ReStore volunteers 1 day a week, for at least 3 months. Complete the Individual Volunteers Contact Form today to volunteer with Habitat!

Community Development

Grab your friends or come by yourself – community development is all about bringing people together! Spend the day at a “Love Your Neighborhood” event by beautifying streets, alleyways and community parks or give a hand up to a homeowner who needs help with home repairs. Our “Love Your Neighborhood” events help create successful homeownership and thriving communities by connecting families in need with volunteers to revitalize neighborhoods and repair homes… making them healthier, safer and more sustainable.

A “Love Your Neighborhood” event is normally held twice a year, on a Saturday. Come be part of neighborhood change through Habitat’s community development initiative!

Complete the Individual Volunteers Contact Form today to volunteer with Habitat!

Frequently Asked Questions

Construction sites are open to individual volunteers, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Our worksites offer volunteer opportunities all 12 months!

Individuals volunteering with our landscaping crew will work half days from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Landscaping opportunities are normally available April – December, weather depending.

Volunteers help in almost all aspects of building or rehabbing a home. Based on your scheduled build day, a volunteer could be building walls, installing hardie board siding, hanging drywall, painting the interior or exterior and much more!

Yes, we do! We have volunteer opportunities with our three ReStore locations and our Homebuyer Services committees. Scroll up on this page to read about these important volunteer roles.

Individuals must be 16 and older to volunteer on a construction site. To volunteer with our landscaping crew, individuals need to be 15 and older.

All volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult 21 or older, have a parent/guardian sign the liability waiver, and cannot climb ladders or use power tools.

At our ReStores, volunteers can be 12 and older. Volunteers under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult 21 or older, have a parent/guardian sign the liability waiver, and cannot climb ladders or use power tools. Volunteers 16 and older can attend their volunteer shift without an adult.

No experience is required! Volunteers just need a willingness to learn and a desire to serve. Core Construction Crew members will be at every worksite or at the ReStores to guide you through the day’s tasks.

For a day of service, volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Habitat supplies the water and all of the tools and materials needed for the day. If a volunteer wants to bring his or her own tools, please be sure the items are properly labeled.

Lunch is not provided. Volunteers need to bring a lunch to site, unless told otherwise. Lunch breaks onsite are typically 30 minutes.

We ask that volunteers dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty. All volunteers MUST wear closed-toe shoes, regardless if you are onsite or at the ReStore.

Since we build year-round, our Core Crew Leaders will work with Habitat staff to determine if it’s safe to work in extreme temperatures. We ask that volunteers show up to the work sites, even if it’s raining, unless they have heard from Habitat staff stating otherwise. Weather cancellations normally happen on the day of the event and onsite. Volunteers will work in light rain but do not complete exterior work in heavy rain or thunderstorms.

Depending on the circumstance, volunteers can complete their court-ordered community service hours with Habitat. Volunteers looking to fulfill these hours should complete the Individual Volunteers Contact Form  to begin the process of scheduling.

Please let us know how your day went! Once your day of service has finished, you can complete a survey that will be emailed to you or contact Habitat’s Volunteer Programs Manager, Trish Tobbe.

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