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Volunteer

We rely on thousands of volunteers every year to carry out our mission.

Be a part of increasing access to affordable housing for hundreds of Habitat SHR families each year by lending a hand on a construction site, home repair project, or at our ReStores. Find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you!

We offer both one-time opportunities for those with a busy schedule and ongoing volunteer options for individuals who would like to participate regularly.

Although their are minimum age requirements for volunteering in ReStores or on construction sites, there are still ways youth can help!

In search of a form or document? Check here!

We love volunteer groups! Pull together your friends, family or coworkers and have fun making a difference.

Share selfies, and other photos from a build site, home repair site, or ReStore home improvement outlet.

Individuals

Construction

Opportunities are generally available Tuesday thru Friday or Saturdays upon request with shifts 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. Tasks include anything from painting, trim work, window cleaning and landscaping, to carpentry work.  No previous construction experience is necessary - all work is overseen by staff and experienced Red Hat Leadership Volunteers.

Construction shifts are limited to groups of volunteers no larger than 5 to ensure everyone is engaged and productive. If you'd like to bring more, check out our Group opportunities

To become a construction volunteer:

  1. Complete this general volunteer application

  2. Participate in Construction Orientation offered at 9:30am the first Saturday of each month.​  You will receive more information about upcoming orientation sessions after your application is received. 

* Community Service Volunteers

Before registering to complete court ordered/lawyer recommended volunteer hours, please complete this community service volunteer application.  A team member will reach out to you in 3-5 business days to discuss any available opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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ReStore

Our stores sell new and like-new home improvement materials, and all proceeds support our programs and families! We need volunteers who want to make a difference and join a wonderful team working on various projects throughout the store.

Special Interest Groups

Get to know us and other volunteers better and increase your impact by joining one of our special interest groups.  These groups provide regular opportunities to connect with other volunteers, help us reach more supporters through outreach events, and learn new skills on and off the build site.

What’s more empowering than building a house with other women? Through volunteerism and fundraising, Women Build supports multiple projects throughout the year. Join an encouraging environment where you can learn and teach new skills, build on your strengths, meet new people, and have a great time doing it!

Groups

Construction

Corporate team events are designed to improve employee morale through a full and inspirational day on a Habitat construction site.  Teams will have unique opportunities to be hands-on in local neighborhoods by building houses side by side with future Habitat homeowners. Through this experience you can connect with your employees on a more personal level while providing a deeper connection to the area around them.

Community organizations, faith groups, and even a group of friends can partner with Habitat SHR.  No experience is necessary to volunteer.  We will teach you everything you need to know on site, and there are a variety of tasks both indoor and outdoors that require all levels of skill and ability.

Fundraising

Pull your group together for a good cause. Host a donation drive, set up a guest bartender event, hold a silent auction, the options are endless and can be tailored to meet you groups interests!

Cans for Cash

Coordinate a group recycling drive to collect empty aluminum cans.  This can be a competition amongst your members to collect the most cans or a group effort to meet a specific goal.  Once all cans are gathered in recycling bags, bring them to our offices at:
900 Tidewater Drive Monday -Saturday between 9am-4:30pm. 

To get your group involved email volunteers@shrhabitat.org

Youth

We know that the youth in our community have a lot to offer.
Check out the opportunities below to get involved!

 

Be a Habitat SHR Neighborhood Recycling Ambassador:

We're seeking families interested in collecting cans for our new recycling program. Collect cans from your friends and family and then drop them off at our offices once a month. We'll take them to a local recycling center and turn those cans into cash.  

Pack Snack Bags:

Support our construction volunteers by making snack bags for them! Add non-perishable food that will give them energy to build like granola bars, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, and goldfish.

Write Thank You Notes:

Write and decorate thank you notes for our construction and ReStore volunteers!

 

Collect tools:   Host a tool drive and help collect tools we always use, and donate them to our construction office. Items like tape measures, speed squares, pencils, and more. Contact us for a full list of recommended items for donation for construction use.  

 

Start a Fundraiser:

Ask your principal and teachers if you can start a Nickels for Nails fundraiser at school! Have each class compete to see who can collect the most nickels to go towards purchasing construction supplies to build homes in your community. We can even provide you with coin banks shaped like houses!

 

Mini Construction:

Build flower boxes, construct bird houses, or paint flower pots to give to our families for their new homes!

 

Stock the kitchen:  

Collect kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies and other household items for a house warming gift basket for our families’ new homes!

If you're between 16 and 18 with an interest in volunteering in one of our ReStores, download the Youth Waiver.  Once you and your parent/ legal guardian have signed it, email it to volunteer@shrhabitat.org 

Youth Waiver

Volunteer Forms and Documents

For all volunteers interested in serving as a Habitat Volunteer.

For those interested in completing court-ordered and lawyer-recommended community service hours.

Youth Waiver required for those volunteers ages 16-18 not volunteering with a parent or legal guardian

Complete this form to request a letter documenting the number of hours you have volunteered.

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