Construction crews are the heart of Habitat for Humanity. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. Each house will have a leader to instruct volunteers and all the tools and safety equipment our volunteers will need. (See below for more information on build days.)
Members of the lunch crew are an incredibly important part of the building process and are greatly appreciated by our volunteers and construction staff. Members of the lunch crew provide food, beverages and paper products for approximately 20 volunteers on any scheduled build day.
Volunteer Services Assistant
This is an ideal position for volunteers who want to be on the worksite but, due to physical limitations, cannot participate in construction. This volunteer will help the Volunteer Coordinator with service duties such as signing in volunteers, mailings and orientations.
Volunteers are used to answer phones, post community service hours, assist customers and stock shelves. Volunteers are also used to man booths at special events for the ReStore and HFH. To volunteer at the ReStore, please call : (936) 564-3861.
Volunteers in the office assist with answering phones, data entry, filing, bulk mailing, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering please call Amelia Martinez our Volunteer Service Coordinator at 936.564.3538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Days Currently Available
- We are currently in need of volunteers to help sort carpet squares. You choose the hours! Come by sometime and we will show you how to get started! Call us at (936) 564-3538 to sign up.
If you’re interested in building – either individually or with a group – please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Date(s) you are available
- How many people you’d like to bring
- Contact information
Our Volunteer Services staff will return your email when they are in the office and let you know if the date you requested is available.
For more information, call Amelia Martinez at 936-564-3538 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other volunteer opportunities include working in the HFH ReStore, providing lunches and other miscellaneous opportunities.
Thanks for your interest in helping build a home in partnership with a hardworking family in need!
HFH does construction typically on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Volunteers do not need to have special experience to work on a construction site, but it is always helpful. Our homes are built on several different build schedules.
Proper working attire will help to make your day more comfortable and enjoyable. Put your name on all of your belongings, as HFH assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items. Other suggested items are plastic drinking cups, work boots, gloves, wide brimmed hat/visor, sunglasses, and sun block. We also have very specific Age Regulations for the Worksite.
Age Regulations On The Work Site Rules
All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult!
All volunteers that are on the worksite are required to sign a waiver. A separate waiver is required by all persons 18 or under and must be signed by the volunteer and their parent or legal guardian. Both the adult and minor waiver forms are available online. Waivers are available at the bottom of the page.
For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate youth under the age of 14 on the build site, in the warehouse, or as a volunteer in the Habitat for Humanity office.
Youth 14 years or older are welcome on some of the days of the build, as long as they are with a supervising adult in a ratio of at least one adult per every four children. Youth must also have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
A volunteer must be 18 or older to use power tools.
14 and 15 year olds are allowed to paint, landscape, pick-up trash, move dirt, provide and serve lunches, etc. They cannot do general carpentry.
16 and 17 year olds are allowed to do general carpentry, which can include activities such as hammering, putting in insulation, etc. They cannot do excavation, demolition, roofing, use power tools or work at heights above 6 feet. They must follow all rules pertaining to hardhat use, height requirements and power tools.