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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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 am, and no construction experience is necessaryVolunteers 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.

You can get involved on a regular basis and become a Construction Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

Build Site Age Restrictions

  • Under 16 years of age: not allowed on site during any phase of construction

  • 16–17 years old: allowed to participate in construction, but cannot get on the roof or operate power tools; must have one adult supervisor over 21 per 5 youth

deconstruction

We salvage as much usable material as possible to resell at the Habitat ReStores. Deconstruction allows us to increase our capacity while protecting our environment.

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 deconstruction on Saturdays starting at 9 am, and no construction experience is necessaryVolunteers will be trained on-site to perform various tasks including recovering flooring, taking down lights, cabinets, or appliances, etc.

You can get involved on a regular basis and become a Construction Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

Build Site Age Restrictions

  • Under 16 years of age: not allowed on site during any phase of construction

  • 16–17 years old: allowed to participate in construction, but cannot get on the roof or operate power tools; must have one adult supervisor over 21 per 5 youth

Our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program is inspired by the idea that the best way to serve God and make sure everyone has a decent place to live is to transform entire neighborhoods. 

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 generally participate in projects on Tuesdays through Saturdays starting at 8:30 am to 2 pm. Volunteers are trained on-site to perform various tasks including light landscaping, painting, building accessibility ramps, etc.

NR projects are great medium (4-10) to large (11+) groups. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a ReVive Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

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 clothing, shoes, accessories, books and housewares

  • Cleaning and/or shining items

  • Helping change seasonal displays

Volunteers generally participate from Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 9:30 am to 4 pm. 

ReStore projects are great medium (4-10) to large (11+) groups. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a ReFresh Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

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 am to 12 pm. 

Core

volunteers

A Habitat Core Volunteer is literally just that: the “core” that keeps everything intact. You can become part of our “Core” at the ReStore or on the build site.


You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and develop leadership skills. To be a Core Volunteer, you must be able to commit to one day a month (or more if you desire) to your volunteer position.

Becoming a Construction Core volunteer is a great first step to learning all aspects of the build process.

 

You will help our construction crew with aspects of framing, roofing, trusses, painting, and more. Construction Core volunteers have the opportunity to enhance your construction knowledge, learn new skills, meet new people, and develop skills you will carry throughout your life. 

Construction

ReVive Core volunteers commit to bettering not only themselves but also their community.

ReVive volunteers serve directly with our Neighborhood Revitalization team on neighborhood beautification and accessibility projects. You will help do landscaping, accessibility, and painting projects to make houses into homes.

ReVive

ReFresh volunteers are involved in all aspects of retail operations and work with the Habitat ReStore staff in guiding volunteers who are out for the day to assist in the stores.

 

ReFresh volunteers have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge in retail operations, learn new skills, meet new people, and develop leadership skills. 

ReFresh