VOLUNTEERING WITH HABITAT
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help build homes, communities and hope in the Kalamazoo Valley! To get started, please go to:
And create an account so you can fill out a volunteer application and view our calendar of volunteer opportunities.
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we are rolling out new volunteering and community engagement initiatives. To accommodate this transition, we are currently not scheduling groups larger than 6 individuals.
If you are an organization or company that is interested in learning more about engagement opportunities with Habitat, please contact Rachel McCartney, Outreach Manager, at (269) 344-2443 x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not able to accommodate court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.
When can I volunteer in construction?
Our teams build and repair homes every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and other special events throughout the year.
What is the age requirement to volunteer on the job site?
Everyone on the jobsite must be at least 16 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What should I bring with me to volunteer?
All necessary tools will be provided on the job site. Water is provided on-site, but we encourage you to help us stay “green” and conserve cups by bringing a reusable water bottle.
What should I wear?
Whether the task is painting, landscaping or framing, your clothes and shoes WILL get dirty, so please dress accordingly. Wear layers and dress for the weather. You MUST wear closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended.
Do I need to have prior construction experience?
No! Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. No experience required. We have skilled staff and volunteer leaders on site to explain and supervise each task. If you are not comfortable with a task, you can simply ask to do something else.
What do volunteers do on site?
Volunteers perform a huge range of tasks, depending on the stage of construction. On the day you volunteer you could be assisting with framing, porch building, installing windows, insulating, painting, siding, landscaping, site cleanup or anything else that helps get the house built and ready for occupancy.
Can I volunteer at the ReStore?
Yes! Volunteers keep our ReStore humming. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
What will I do at the ReStore?
Habitat ReStore volunteers can help with the following:
- Light cleaning
- Loading and unloading trucks with donated items
- Customer service