To enrich the volunteer experience, we ask all volunteers to complete a brief volunteer orientation. This will help you understand the importance of your volunteer contribution of time and talent to our mission, provide basic information to help you come prepared and ready to go and to understand your role in creating a safe and enjoyable environment.

Required Form:

Our Executive Administration must perform a background check and have a signed waiver on file before you can volunteer.

    • Once we receive the required form, we will reach out to you with further instructions! Thank you!

Need more information?

Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator, Tim, at (269) 344-2443, ext. 206 or tsmolenski@habitatkalamazoo.org 

When can I volunteer?

Construction Volunteers. Our teams build and repair homes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Habitat ReStore Volunteers. Volunteers keep our Habitat ReStore humming. Volunteers can help during every hour the store is open. 

Our Executive Administration must perform a background check and have a signed waiver on file before you can volunteer.

Helpful Information:

Volunteer FAQ

What is the age requirement to volunteer on the job site?

Everyone on the jobsite must be at least 16 years of age.

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. 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 clean up or anything else that helps get the house built and ready for occupancy.

What will I do at the ReStore?

Habitat ReStore volunteers can help with the following:

  • Organizing
  • Light cleaning
  • Loading and unloading trucks with donated items
  • Customer service
  • Answering phones

Need more information?

Contact Tim Smolenski at (269) 344-2443, ext. 206 or tsmolenski@habitatkalamazoo.org