Does it bug you that our landfills are full of useful items? Is HGTV your favorite channel? We’re in the process of opening a store that deals in recycled and repurposed building materials. There are a multitude opportunities to “get your thrift on” at the ReStore!
ReStore Donation Assistant
Do you love thrift stores - seeing all the interesting things that come in? We need volunteers to help receive items, clean, repair, sort and stock donations, as well to help donors unload their vehicles.
Time commitment: At least one day per week, typically Wednesdays or Thursdays. Volunteers must sign up for a shift of at least 2 hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ReStore Display Builder
Love building? We need volunteers to help us design and build displays for our ReStore. We'll be building displays for windows, doors, sinks, light fixtures and much more!
Time commitment: We build every Wednesday and Thursday. Volunteers must sign up for a shift of at least 2 hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Family Services Committee
Do you have a heart for helping others reach their full potential? Do you believe that a hand up is better than a hand out? The Family Services Committee steers the selection process for potential owners of Habitat homes and A Brush With Kindness program partners. They also monitor the progress of families in the program and provide valuable insight as they navigate the waters of homeownership. If you’d like to share in our partners’ success stories this is the team for you!
Experience: This opportunity is a good fit for those with experience in social services, counseling, working with low-income families explaining social services and/or homeownership.
Time commitment: Long-term volunteer opportunity. The Family Services Committee meets on an as needed basis, meetings typically last between 1-2 hours.
Photo, Video, Facebook
If you take a great picture, are an aspiring filmmaker, or have a following on facebook and twitter we want you! Social media is the way we connect and communicate our vision; we need your expertise to guide us into the 21st Century!
Time commitment: Flexible, typically Saturdays anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do you have mad typing skills? Want to tune up your admin resume for that new job? Volunteering with an internationally recognized organization is a great way to add pop to your application! Office volunteers assist staff with answering phones, cataloging donations, filing and file organization, creating display boards and much more.
Experience: Word processing, filing systems, data entry.
Time Commitment: Flexible to your schedule, we do ask that volunteers sign up for shifts of at least 2 hours. Office is open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
PR and Marketing Committee
Do you have a flair for getting people “pumped up”? Do you get jazzed when you see someone you know on TV? We have a great group of creative folks who are excited to help Habitat spread the word but we need a captain to steer the ship. If you have a knack for coordination and passion for helping people this may be your opportunity to set a course for success!
Experience: Marketing, social media or public relations.
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per month
Are you a foodie? Love to see satisfied smiles on well-fed faces? Our volunteers work up a healthy appetite building hope for the less fortunate. Your snacks and beverages could be just the thing they need to keep hammering!
Time Commitment: Flexible, typically Saturdays with mealtime delivery between 11am-12pm.
Do you have some pull? Got the connections to get things done? We’re forming an Advisory Council for folks that may not have the time to serve on a committee but want to use their influence to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Ports. Contact us for details on how to apply.
Board of Directors
Are you ready to take the next step beyond volunteering and committee work? Do you have the time and talent to dedicate towards ensuring that our work is sustainable, effective, and leaves a lasting legacy? If leadership is your gift we may have a place for you on our board. Previous volunteer experience with Habitat is strongly encouraged.
This group consists of individuals that can provide technical support and troubleshoot technology issues. Basically, you're the folks that we call on when our computer breaks down or the printer isn't working right.
Time Commitment: Flexible, from time to time we will need folks to stop by our office during business hours (10:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday).
Home Construction/Home Repair Opportunities
We are now entering our home repair construction season. Volunteer slots are reserved for sponsorship groups and skilled volunteers. We will begin construction on a home build in Fall of 2013 and will have slots for both unskilled and skilled volunteers at that time.
Weekday Work Crew (Positions not available until Fall 2013)
Weekday Work Crew volunteers bring consistency and dependability to the construction site. We need men and women skilled or unskilled, fresh out of high school or recently retired. Opportunities are different from day to day, project to project and depending on the weather but we can promise that you'll have fun, enjoy fellowship with your fellow volunteers and probably learn a thing or two!
Experience: General skills and knowledge of construction are helpful but not necessary.
Construction Crew Leader
Crew Leaders direct and supervise work crews of three to five volunteers on a specific task. Habitat staff will explain the task to you before the workday starts and put all the pieces in place for you to successfully lead a group of volunteers, the main task of crew leaders is to teach correct material and tool utilization techniques and providing feedback as needed for quality control.
Experience: General skills and knowledge of construction are necessary. The houses are simple, so Crew Leaders don't need to know everything about construction. They should have the patience and willingness to work with unskilled volunteers.
Time commitment: Flexible, typically 1 Saturday per month.
A Brush With Kindness (All Projects have been Sponsored for 2013)
The A Brush With Kindness program matches mostly elderly very low-income homeowners in need of exterior repairs with service groups, businesses, churches, and community clubs looking for opportunities to make a difference in their community. Volunteer groups sponsor the project by raising funds to cover the cost of building materials and provide volunteers for a group workday, while Habitat provides experienced construction coordination to oversee the project, purchases materials, pull permits and put the pieces in place for a successful workday. Repairs range from much needed yard clean up to building access ramps to installing a new roof and siding. These projects allow the homeowner to enjoy safe, decent shelter for years to come. A Brush With Kindness projects give your group an opportunity to bond and to experience good feelings that are carried far beyond a single workday.
One of our greatest and most costly needs in home construction is the specific skill that can only be performed by skilled HVAC, electricians, and plumbers. Volunteers who have professional experience in this field and are willing to donate their time will significantly help in making safe, decent shelter a possibility for our partner families.
Time commitment: We work flexibly with scheduling.