Get Involved

The Role of Volunteers

At Habitat, volunteers are the heart of our organization! More than 13,500+ volunteers assist in our home building program every year. They build homes, raise funds, work in the offices, feed hungry volunteers, work at our Home Centers and more. Our volunteers work alongside our homeowners and help them on their journey toward homeownership.

There are several ways you can get involved:

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Build Homes

Home construction is the heart of Habitat. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. Each home will have an experienced leader to instruct volunteers and all the tools and safety equipment necessary. We have opportunities on the work site most Tuesdays – Saturdays. We provide lunch for our volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays only.

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Lunch Crews

Help feed hungry volunteers. If you want to provide lunch to our volunteers you will provide the food, beverages and paper products for approximately 30 volunteers on any scheduled build day. Providing lunch for one house (30 volunteers) is worth 10 hours of community service (provided that is accepted by your organization or school).

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Volunteer Services Assistant

This is an ideal position for volunteers who want to be on the worksite but for some reason choose not to participate in construction. This volunteer will help Volunteer Services staff host all the volunteers on site (ex: sign in, help with lunch, etc.).

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Home Centers

Volunteers can assist in our Home Centers with pricing, stocking, loading/unloading trailers, assembling cabinets and more. Opportunities are available Monday-Friday (8 am – 6 pm) and Saturday (9 am – 5 pm). Must be 18 years or older.

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Deconstruction Crew

The Wrecking Crew tears out usable building supplies from local remodeling projects. Salvaged materials are sold in our Home Centers. Volunteers days and times will vary depending on need.

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Office

Volunteers in the office assist with clerical stuff, data entry, filing, helping prepare for an event, etc.

NOTE: Court Appointed Community Service

All court mandated community service hours MUST be completed at one of the Habitat Home Centers. Construction site hours DO NOT count toward court-ordered hours. Call the store nearest you to sign up.

Come to a Volunteer Orientation

Come learn about our mission and volunteer opportunities. Orientations are a great first step for first time volunteers – they are recommended, but not required. Orientations take place the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm and the third Thursday of every month at 12 noon at the Habitat office, 311 Probandt (unless otherwise noted below). No RSVP necessary – everyone is welcome!

If you have already attended an orientation, contact our Volunteer Coordinator to begin volunteering.

Volunteer Orientation Dates for 2018

January

Day Hour
Tuesday 2nd 6 pm
Thursday 18th 12 pm

February

Day Hour
Tuesday 6th 6 pm
Thursday 15th 12 pm

March

Day Hour
Tuesday 6th 6 pm
Thursday 15th 12 pm

April

Day Hour
Tuesday 3rd 6 pm
Thursday 19th 12 pm

May

Day Hour
Tuesday 1st 6 pm
Thursday 17th 12 pm

June

Day Hour
Tuesday 5th 6 pm
Thursday 21st 12 pm

July

Day Hour
Tuesday 10th 6 pm
Thursday 19th 12 pm

August

Day Hour
Tuesday 7th 6 pm
Thursday 16th 12 pm

September

Day Hour
Tuesday 4th 6 pm
Thursday 20th 12 pm

October

Day Hour
Tuesday 2nd 6 pm
Thursday 18th 12 pm

November

Day Hour
Tuesday 6th 6 pm
Thursday 15th 12 pm

December

Day Hour
Tuesday 11th 6 pm

For detailed directions to our offices click here.

If you would like more information about volunteering, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator at 210-223-5203 x161 or Volunteer@HabitatSA.org

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