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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat.

Time and time again, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless hours of volunteering. Through this collective effort 14 families have been able to move into their very own homes since 1999– Thank You Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Towns/Union Counties still aims to seek passionate individuals and organizations to join us in our fight against substandard housing in the Towns/Union community.

Volunteers of all skill levels, races and religions are welcomed!

Types of Volunteers

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, flooring, trim-out, 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.

 
  • Hands on Construction
  • Construction Site Support
  • Lunch Provider
  • Supporting Committes
  • Family Advocay
  • Restore
  • Administrative
  • Affiliate promotion
  • Admin

Volunteer Qualifications & Expectations

  • New volunteers must complete all sections of the Volunteer Information Form and sign the Release and Waiver and return it to the Habitat Office before starting any volunteer activity.
  • If an individual is unable to make the day that he/she has signed up for, he/she should contact the Habitat Office as soon as possible.
  • Volunteers should dress appropriately for the task. Individuals volunteering on the build site or at the ReStore should expect to be working outside and should expect to get dirty. No open-toed shoes are allowed on the build site or the ReStore. Volunteers not dressed properly may be asked to leave.
  • Volunteers should arrive on time for their scheduled build day or volunteer opportunity.
  • Volunteers with any special needs should contact the Habitat Office prior to the volunteer opportunity.
  • Safety is of the upmost importance on the build site and the ReStore. Volunteers should follow the directions of the Site Leader, Construction Coordinator or supervisor/manager at all times.
  • Individuals must not be under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs while participating in volunteer opportunities.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 should consult the Age Restrictions Guidelines regarding applicable volunteer opportunities.
  • Individuals failing to follow the Volunteer Policy may be asked to no longer volunteer.
  • In order to provide the best volunteer experience possible, our organization reserves the right to amend or update this policy as needed.

Volunteer Age Restrictions

Ages 14 and 15

Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio

Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity

Must not be on-site during early construction

Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support

Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet

Ages 16 and 17

Must be supervised by an adult: 1:1 ratio

Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity

Can assist with general construction/carpentry

Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, or power tools

Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet

Volunteer FAQ

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?

Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact the Habitat Office at 706-379-2484 for a specific build day. Check out our calendar of Volunteer Opportunities on our website. If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Information Form and a Release and Waiver.

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 will get dirty!

What do I bring?

If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.

What if I have no previous construction experience?

No previous construction experience is 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 contact the Habitat Office at 706.379.2484 for more details.

Who do I contact for more information? Please contact the Habitat Office at 706.379.2484 for more information.