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Please check the calendar for available shifts. If you have any questions, send an email to: edegraw@habitatkalamazoo.org
We cannot do what Habitat does without our volunteers. Thank you so much!

Volunteer FAQ

When can I volunteer in construction?

Our teams build and repair homes every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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

Everyone on the jobsite must be at least 14 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.

Can I volunteer at the ReStore?

Yes! Volunteers keep our ReStore humming! Volunteers are able to work at the store every hour that it is open. Hours vary by season.

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 Eddie DeGraw, 269-344-2443, ext. 204 or edegraw@habitatkalamazoo.org