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make the world a better place and yourself a better person

good for your soul

We are wired to serve. You know deep down it feels good to give back, and with Habitat you can have fun too!

good for your mind

Break up your daily routine and learn something new. Our experts train you on the tasks for the day. No previous skills or experience necessary.

good for your relationships

Serving along side old and new friends to truly make a difference. Meet new people and deepen friendships as you build homes, communities and hope.

stop stressing, start serving.

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of people said volunteering reduced stress levels.*

Shelter is a basic need. If you agree, let’s come together to build safe and affordable housing.

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There are countless was to get involved, see what one works best for you

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It is quick and easy. You can cancel at anytime or ask questions along the way.

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We know your time is your most valuable resource. All you have to do is show up with a smile, we handle the rest!

volunteer opportunities

construction – individual volunteering

Roll up your sleeves and start building! At Habitat Monroe we make sure each volunteer has the opportunity to work in a safe, friendly, inclusive, and fun environment.

Day at a glance

We build on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays all year round.

The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers meet the site supervisor at the address of the build and sign in and receive a brief morning orientation and safety talk before getting to work.

No construction experience is necessary. We have trained professionals to walk you through each task.

We supply all the tools and materials for the day, including safety glasses and hard hats. You are welcome to bring your own, though, if you’d rather.

Volunteers must bring their own face masks to wear for the duration of the day

Construction volunteers must be 16 years or older. Those who are 16 or 17 must have parent’s permission on a special youth waiver.

Volunteer Tasks

Construction jobs range from prepping foundations to the finishing touches. 

There is something for everyone. If you have certain physical limitations, please let the construction staff know and they will find a safe job for you.

volunteer with a group – team habitat

Bringing people together is what we’re all about. Gather up your group and spend a day working hard and building a brighter future for a local family in need of safe, stable, and affordable housing.

What is Team Habitat?

Team Habitat is especially designed for corporate organizations and community groups of all kinds to come together for a day of team building. A combination of volunteer hours and financial contributions doubles your group’s impact. Build a home and build your team!

What to expect?

Have a fun, productive day. Through building a home together, your group will learn how to communicate, cooperate and problem-solve to get the job done. Construction provides natural team-building opportunities that encourage communication, team problem-solving, and leadership experiences.

Experience the joy of serving the community. Your group will feel great about directly helping hard-working local families experience the stability of homeownership

Receive recognition as a Habitat for Humanity of Monroe partner. We will feature your group on our social media pages, create a sign featuring your logo, and you will receive a group picture to proudly display.

ReStore

Retail with a mission. The Habitat ReStore is a discount retail outlet and also Habitat Monroe’s biggest fundraiser. Profits from the store are put back into the fund to build affordable housing in Monroe. With limited staff, they rely on volunteers to help run the store.

Day at a Glance

No experience is required

The day begins with an orientation at 9:30

Wear closed-toe/heel shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty

ReStore warehouses aren’t heated, so dress accordingly

Pack your own lunch

Volunteer Tasks

Loading and unloading donations

Store cleaning and organization

Setting up displays

Assisting customers

ReStore volunteers must be 16 years or older. Those under 18 must have parent’s permission on a special youth waiver.

beyond the home

Building safe, stable, and affordable homes takes more than saws and nails. We need your talents in other areas as well!

Provide a Meal

We are looking for groups or individuals who would be willing to provide meals for the volunteers on our build sites.

 

Neighborhood Door Hang

We need motivated volunteers who will help us spread the word about the ReStore and our Habitat Home Ownership Program! We will provide Habitat door hangers for volunteers to place on neighborhood doors.

Special Events

From fundraisers to dedications, we’re always looking for volunteers who can give of their time and talent to make our events a success. Want to secure items for an auction, help decorte, make refreshments or crafts? We have something for everyone!

changing the world, one house at a time

Homes Built Together

Volunteers Working Together Every Year

Adults and Children Living in a Safe, Stable, and Healthy Home

We know you want to give back but it is hard to find the right thing at the right time. That is why Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County has opportunities all year long so you can volunteer on your terms. 

I really enjoy the hands on nature of the construction site at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. I really wanted to give back to my community but was nervous because I had never really done this type of volunteering before let alone LIFTED A HAMMER! From the moment I stepped on the construction site, Jim and Construction Ken made me feel like it was old hat, second nature. Being outside with friends AND THE HOMEOWNERS really made my experience hit home, I am helping my community …. and I feel so rewarded! I will come back again and see if my coworkers want to make a TEAM HABITAT DAY for an awesome team building experience. Highly recommend volunteering with Habitat Monroe

‘Jennifer G’

volunteers are the heartbeat of the habitat mission

At Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County we know that people want to do their part to make the world a better place, to provide hope to those who need it most. Stop feeling that angst in your soul that you need to do something to show the world it is not beyond hope. We believe everyone, regardless of race, age, or abilities has the power to give back, to volunteer, to show to themselves and the world that good triumphs over evil.

That’s why we are fully committed to our volunteers, they are the heartbeat of our mission. They are what makes it all work! The time that is given each day to build homes, also builds communities, and build hope.  We invite you to join the volunteer tribe.

Take a look at all the ways you/ your group can volunteer on the home as well as beyond the home. Sign up for what works for you. All you have to do is show up with a smile, we handle the rest!

Don’t let the world get to you. Show them that we are better than this. Live out your values and take action, you won’t regret it.

frequently asked questions:

How do I sign up?

Go to https://habitatmonroemi.org/volunteer/signup where you will need to register by creating a username and password. You are then ready to view and choose available dates and projects.

Do I need construction experience?

No prior construction experience is required. Each of our projects are managed and led by a skilled project manager who will assist you throughout the day.

When and how long is a construction volunteer day?

We build on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year round. Our build days start at 8:00am and end around 3:30pm. Available dates are listed on the volunteer website. Only sign-up for those projects that you can fully commit to.

Do I need to bring tools?

No, Habitat will provide all necessary tools, including hard hats, safety glasses, and gloves. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Please make sure to mark your items with your name so they do not get lost.

What do I do when I arrive on site?

We ask that you arrive promptly and are prepared to begin. After signing in, the project manager will lead you in a brief orientation, and go over safety requirements and the day’s tasks. You can save a few minutes by printing and filling out your waiver ahead of time.

Do you have opportunities for groups to volunteer?

Yes, our build sites are host to business teams, church groups, youth groups, student organizations and more through our Team Habitat program. To schedule your group, contact us at jwells@habitatmonroemi.org for more information and opportunities.

Is there an age limit to volunteer on site?

Yes, due to safety regulations, individuals under the age of 16 are not permitted on site. Those individuals 16-17 years of age, will need to bring a waiver signed in advance by a parent/guardian, and will have limits in the types of tasks that they are permitted to do. Any volunteer under the age of 18 must complete the youth waiver below before arriving on the build site.

What should I wear?

Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Also, be aware that most of the work is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather.

What do I do for lunch?

You are responsible for providing your own lunch. You may bring it with you or may visit nearby restaurants if you wish. We break for lunch around 11:30.

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Julia Wells at 734-243-2048 x 102 or jwells@habitatmonroemi.org

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