volunteer_header.png

volunteer

Volunteers are our lifeblood. Without your time and skills, Habitat would not be able to serve our wonderful partner families by providing a hand up.

who can volunteer?

individuals

You don’t have to be part of a group or team to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Each individual volunteer plays an essential role in achieving our mission of building homes, communities and hope.

 

Join our team of more than 10,000 volunteers that help us build and repair homes, strengthen and revitalize communities, and support a more sustainable environment. 

Due to safety concerns and child labor laws, children under 16 are not allowed on active construction sites.

groups

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is a unique and rewarding team-building opportunity. It brings people from across an organization together to work on a tangible product – a home for a deserving, low-income family.

 

As a group, you’ll learn practical skills along the way and have the chance to actively communicate in a hands-on project.

 

Constructing a house for a Habitat family is about more than just building a home, it’s about building community.

volunteer opportunities

volunteer_construction.png

Construction

It takes individuals, leaders, and groups like you, who are willing to give a day, a month, or several days a year to help turn a truck load of construction materials into a new home for a deserving family.

Building a home alongside other volunteers and partner families is a great way to be part of something bigger.

Opportunities are available at the construction site; however, availability is limited and priority is given to volunteers linked with a sponsor group.

Volunteers generally participate in construction Monday through Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m., and no construction experience is necessary. Volunteers will be trained on-site to perform various tasks including framing walls, raising trusses, decking or shingling roofs, installing siding, or landscaping, to name a few.

volunteer_restore.png

ReStore

The proceeds from the ReStore sales directly impact our  home building efforts and ability to buy materials to complete the electrical, plumbing or roofing. Additionally, every item purchased at one of our ReStores is an item kept out of a landfill.

Volunteers can serve at either ReStore location and help in areas of staging and design, item unloading, store upkeep, and etc. Your work helps our staff create an inviting and welcoming shopping experience. Volunteers may be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Organizing clothing racks and displays

  • Staging attractive displays

  • Re-stocking 

  • Cleaning and/or shining items​

Volunteers generally participate from Tuesdays through Saturdays starting at 9:30 a.m. 

Revitalization

We can serve more families by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services, and partnerships, enhancing the quality of life for all.

Neighborhood Revitalization efforts include:

  • Exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues or code violations

  • Accessibility modifications like ramps, door modifications

  • Roof and porch repair

  • Weatherization and home preservation

Volunteers participate in projects throughout the week starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are trained on-site to perform various tasks including light landscaping, painting, building accessibility ramps, etc.

volunteer_revitalize.png
volunteer_hyp.png

HYP - Habitat Young Professionals

Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) seeks to bring together socially conscious young professionals in the Central Arkansas area to support Habitat's goal of transforming lives and communities.

 

As a diverse network of young professionals between the ages of 21-40, HYP helps its members develop and improve their leadership and fundraising skills through a variety of social, service, and educational opportunities.

Learn more >

Over the Hill Gang

The Over the Hill (OTH) Gang is a group of committed, retired Habitat volunteers who prefabricate our homes at our South University offices. 

No prior construction experience is necessary! All materials are built on tables with nail guns and table saws, therefore very easy on the knees and back. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and wear work clothes.

OTH Gang volunteers serve Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

volunteer_OTH_gang.png