Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County. We would not be able to fulfill our mission of eliminating substandard housing without the help and support of our volunteers.
We unite individuals and groups from corporate, faith-based, educational and community organizations to ensure that the people of our community live in decent affordable housing with lasting value.
You don’t have to be skilled to volunteer, just simply willing to learn. There are a wide variety of tasks that need to be accomplished, and there are many ways to be involved.
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Ways to Volunteer
- You don’t need construction experience, just a willingness to learn and a desire to help
- Habitat for Kids
- Volunteers that devote 6 to 12 months of service
IF YOU WANT TO… MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, LEARN USEFUL NEW SKILLS, FEEL A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND HAVE FUN, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS FOR YOU!
- Do I need construction experience to volunteer with Habitat?
No! You need a willingness to learn and a desire to help, that’s all! All skill levels are welcome, and our trained staff and experienced volunteers will help you to learn. If you do have some construction experience, mention it to the Volunteer Coordinator when you register.
- What type of work will I be doing on the job site?
Volunteer projects are determined by the Construction Manager. Volunteers do everything on the job site from raising the walls, shingling the roof, hanging siding, insulating the house, hanging drywall, painting, landscaping…you name it!
- What do I need to bring?
Habitat provides all the tools and supplies that you will need. Even though water is provided on site it’s recommended that you bring your own water bottle and small snack.
- How old do I need to be to volunteer?
All volunteers must be ages 16 or older to volunteer on the job site. On landscaping days, volunteers may be ages 14 and older but must have a minor waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian.
- Need help using Volunteer Hub?