Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity, equipping us with the labor, resources, time and the talent it takes to build homes and hope. Your efforts make it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing simple, decent, affordable homes to our partner families.

Habitat relies on volunteers with a range of experience and talents to continue our work. Find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you!

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Ways to Volunteer

We would love to have some volunteers who are willing to occasionally bring out lunch to our volunteer groups.

We are always grateful for those who serve Habitat and our volunteers in this way! If you would like to provide lunch for a build day contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat-tcp.org to set up a date and get more details.

When the construction site has a large number of volunteers, it is always helpful to have someone with construction knowledge to help the Construction Manager lead the group.
Our office volunteers provide important support for our day-to-day work at Habitat. They help answer phones and assist staff with many projects. We’re looking for friendly folks who enjoy working with people and are ready to jump in to get the job done – NO OFFICE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!
For the volunteers that can only help once in a while, you can come and a spend a day building on our construction site. There is always work to do and we greatly appreciate all of the volunteers that show up to help us build!
We can arrange to have your office, organization, church, school, etc. to come out and spend a day (or more) building on our site.

Organizing a build day for your business or church is as easy as contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at (509)943-5555 or emailing us at volunteer@habitat-tcp.org. They will be able to walk you through the application process for larger groups of volunteers.

A day spent volunteering at our store could be spent accepting donations at our donation drop-off, pricing and displaying items on the sales floor, cleaning the store and donated items, working in the warehouse, etc. For those who like to get their hands dirty.

The store has an age requirement for their volunteers. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER IN THE HABITAT STORE.

You have to be sixteen or older to volunteer on our construction site and 18 years old to volunteer at the Habitat Store. However, we have a new way that kids, 14 and over, can get involved. The Habitat Office has daily projects they can help with where kids will have the opportunity to meet Habitat Staff and learn more about our organization.
Throughout the year when we put on events, we can use some help with organizing, decorating, etc. For more information about helping out at events contact the Development Team at development@habitat-tcp.org.
There are various fundraising opportunities available to help Habitat build more homes. Whether it’s your school, organization, office, church, neighborhood, etc. you can get creative to put together a fundraiser.

If you’re interested and would like help planning your fundraiser, contact our Development Team at development@habitat-tcp.org. We would be glad to help you develop marketing materials and help spread the word on our media outlets.

Here at Habitat there are various committees that you can become involved in. If you are interested, please contact us at info@habitat-tcp.org.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in any of these opportunities. You can reach us at (509)943-5555 or by email at volunteer@habitat-tcp.org.

Who Can Volunteer?

We have a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in being involved with Habitat. You can serve on the site, in the office, or at the Store.
Pull together your friends, your family, your co-workers and have fun making a difference. Volunteer groups are a critical piece of our new home construction. We welcome all types of groups – corporate, faith-based, non-profit, education, civic and community groups.

Some group volunteer opportunities require sponsorship while others do not. Our business partners enjoy great team-building volunteer opportunities for employees, public recognition and promotion of their commitment to Habitat. Check out the sponsorship options available.

If you represent a group interested in volunteering, please call the office at 943-5555 and speak to our Volunteer Coordinator. You may also email volunteer@habitat-tcp.org.

Our goal is to provide special opportunities for youth to become educated about affordable housing while they volunteer with us. Volunteering is an opportunity to build self-esteem, learn new skills, receive hands-on job training, and develop a life-long spirit of service.

While our construction site is only open to youth 16 and older, we work to find other ways that younger ages can engage with Habitat. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at info@habitat-tcp.org for more details.

FAQs for Volunteers

Volunteer hours are not tracked in VolunteerUP. All hours are tracked by Volunteer Services in a central database. If you need a letter of recognition stating your volunteer hours please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat-tcp.org for assistance.
Volunteers must first sign-in on our volunteer log. A safety meeting will begin shortly after your arrival, followed by a short prayer. The Site Superintendent will then divide volunteers up into small groups to conquer the day’s tasks.
Volunteers need to have an ability to swing a hammer and a willingness to give back to their community! We will teach you the rest.
Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Bring a pair of work gloves and a water bottle. We will provide you with the tools for the day.
Habitat for Humanity does not provide lunch for volunteers so we suggest you bring your own. On occasion, people or groups will provide lunch for all volunteers so you may be surprised on certain build dates.
We ask that you bring your own water bottle to the build site. Habitat for Humanity does have water jugs for volunteers to refill their water bottles throughout the day.
Yes. Safety standards require that volunteers be 16 or older on construction sites and 18 or older in the Habitat Store or for a Deconstruct project. Volunteers aged 16 or 17 must have a Liability Form completed by a parent or legal guardian.

While the majority of our volunteer opportunities are most appropriate for youth over the age of 16, we do encourage the involvement of all youth. There are many ways for young people to help the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. For information on how to get youth under the age of 16 involved, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (509)943-5555 x205 or email at volunteer@habitat-tcp.org.

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