+ volunteer to build
Helping to build homes is very rewarding. Working side-by-side with the family who will be moving in is what makes Habitat for Humanity such an enriching experience. This is ideal for people learning the basics of construction as well as experienced handy men/women to share their talents for a worthy cause.
Our normal build schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your contact information; phone and email. We will add you to our volunteer distribution list for the upcoming schedule.
Building on our jobsite is a great team building experience. We can host groups from 2 to 20. If you would like more information or to schedule a group build day, please contact Angela Wilson at 864.375.1177.
+ help in the ReStore
Managing the donations and purchases of our customers can be challenging! We work hard every day to keep our retail areas neat, clean and ready to sell. We love volunteers to come and help accept donations, serve shoppers, and be a part of our year-round fundraiser. Come work with us all day or for an hour, whatever your schedule allows!
Volunteer hours are the same as our hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Nancy Looney for more information on volunteering in our ReStore at email@example.com
+ other volunteer opportunities
Not sure if construction is right for you, but still want to help out on the build site? Become a lunch host. Lunch hosts are individuals or groups who volunteer to make or bring lunch to the site for our construction volunteers. Lunch is served on the build site from noon to 12:30pm. Lunch hosts usually arrive a few minutes early to set up and stay to clean up. This is a great way for all ages to get involved with Habitat!
Snack and Drink Drive
Another great way to help Habitat is start a snack and drink drive at your church, school, or organization. Habitat volunteers get hungry and thirsty when they are building homes. Individually wrapped granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks or chips and drinks such as Gatorade give them energy for construction work and saves Habitat money that helps us build more homes.
Special Events Helper
Events and fundraisers are quite a bit of fun, but require a lot of help to get started. Help set up for Habitat special events as well as volunteering at an event helping to greet attendees, take tickets or event clean-up. You can also serve on an event planning committee. To be added to our special events group, please email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee members typically serve a 1-year term and agree to meet on a monthly basis. Committee members assist in the behind-the-scenes work of the affiliate. The committees support various efforts of the board of directors and staff by providing guidance, advice, and fresh ideas on a variety of topics. Committee members frequently interact with the board and staff, as well as with partners, homeowners, donors, and other volunteers. Do you have a skill or a special interest that might relate to Habitat’s mission? Join a committee and lend a hand today!
+ youth volunteers
Youth age 16 and above are welcome on the construction site, in the ReStore or to help with any other volunteer activity. If you are younger, you can still help Habitat. Below are a few ideas that youth have helped with in the past. These are great ways for Scouts, youth groups or organizations to get involved.
- Start a snack and drink drive at your school, church club or organization so our hard working construction volunteers can keep their energy up while they build. You can collect packed snacks like granola bars, pretzels, chips, fruit snacks and crackers or drinks such as Gatorade.
- Be a fundraiser! Habitat is blessed with many dedicated volunteers that help build homes, but it still costs a lot of money to buy the materials for each home. You can help by collecting monetary donations, having bake sales or another activity to raise funds for Habitat!
- Create something for our new homeowners! Each Habitat home is dedicated once it is complete. At the home dedication ceremony Habitat gives each homeowner a Bible, a key and a gift basket. You can help by creating a gift basket of your own or making a "welcome home" sign, banner or card.
- Check out other ideas for youth projects and how you can be involved with Habitat's mission here.
If your group would like to work on a project, contact Angela Wilson at email@example.com
+ volunteer FAQs
What volunteer opportunities are available?
Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.
Do I need to sign up to volunteer?
Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please email Angela Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a specific build day or Nancy Looney at email@example.com to volunteer in the ReStore. All volunteers, construction and ReStore, must sign a waiver prior to volunteering – Adult Volunteer Waiver. Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver – Minor Volunteer Waiver.
Are there age restrictions to volunteer?
Yes, you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity construction site and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What do I wear?
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site so you may get dirty!
What do I bring?
All required tools, safety equipment, basic first aid and sunscreen will be available on site. Water is also provided, but feel free to bring snacks or lunch.
What if I have no previous construction experience?
Previous construction experience is not required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.
What if I have previous construction experience?
We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please contact Angela Wilson at email@example.com or 864-375-1177
We look forward to you volunteering with us!