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Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact our office at least 2 days in advance of when you would like to volunteer. Orientation is required before volunteering.

Construction Volunteers

Construction volunteers raising a wall for a family's future home

The most popular and visible of Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer opportunities, construction volunteers are continually in demand due to Habitat’s ongoing building efforts.

Age Restriction: At least 16 years old*

Construction Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Skill Requirements
No construction experience or skills are required. Construction volunteers, led by Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus Staff, help us build year-round. Volunteers undertake dozens of home construction tasks such as hanging drywall, painting, tiling, siding, insulating, and framing. Volunteers are scheduled on both an individual and group basis.

Other Requirements
Each volunteer is encouraged to bring a set of basic tools: hammer, nail apron, tape measure, and a pencil. If you have other basic tools, for example a utility knife, gloves, siding snips, ect., you may wish to bring them. Please make sure to label all your tools with your name (or you might end up inadvertently making a donation to Habitat that you had not intended) Before the first day at the construction site, please make sure to attend a brief orientation and sign a volunteer form and Release of Liability Waiver. Each Habitat volunteer must sign a Release of Liability form agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accidents or injuries on the job. Most individuals have a personal health insurance plan that covers them while engaged in volunteer work. However, you should verify your coverage prior to coming to the work site.

Please see our Current Projects page to learn
more about where we need construction volunteers the most.

Habitat NOW

Habitat NOW group gets ready for a rewarding volunteer day

Habitat NOW is a youth volunteer group that builds on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Habitat NOW volunteers help with fencing, landscaping and other projects.

Age Restriction:
8-16 years old

Construction Hours:
2nd Saturday of every month

ReStore Volunteers

What is the RESTORE?
The ReStore is a new and used building supply store. All the materials sold in the store have been donated to Habitat for Humanity. It is a way to recycle old items back into the community and keep them out of the landfill, as well as a cheap option for home repair items. It is a great place for those who could not afford to fix up their house at hardware store prices or just someone looking for a good deal. All money made at the store goes back toward our Homeowner program.

Skill Requirements
Jobs in the ReStore are assigned depending on your strength and skill level. There is something for everyone. On the job training is offered and a letter of recommendation upon request.

Other Requirements
For your own safety we ask that you wear closed toed shoes (comfy tennis shoes are best) and long pants. It is also recommended that you wear clothing that you do not mind getting a little dusty. * Before the first day at the Re-Store, please make sure to attend a brief orientation and sign a volunteer form and Release of Liability Waiver. Each Habitat volunteer must sign a Release of Liability form agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accidents or injuries on the job. Most individuals have a personal health insurance plan that covers them while engaged in volunteer work. However, you should verify your coverage prior to coming to the work site.

Volunteers in our ReStore help price items, clean the store, do inventory, assist customers, and help with incoming donations.

ReStore

For ReStore hours and locations, please see our ReStore page.

Event Volunteers

We need people to help our events run smoothly. Volunteering for special events could include manning a sign-in table, helping set-up tents, tables and chairs, or even being a crew member for the events.

Skill Requirements
No specific skills are needed except a willingness to learn and pitch in. Jobs are assigned depending on your strength and skill level. There is something for everyone! If you have a unique skill or area of expertise suited to the event please let our volunteer coordinator know before the event so that your abilities can be best utilized.

Other Requirements
Commit to a minimum of 4 hours.

The How, When and Where
The “How”, “When” and “Where” will change in accordance with the event. Some of our events are:

  1. Annual Dinner - February
  2. Ecumenical Choir Concert - March
  3. Home on the Range - August
  4. Ongoing Housing Counseling Workshops

Most of our special events run from around 11:00 AM to 8:00-9:00 PM.

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers perform a wide range of administrative tasks in support of Habitat’s business responsibilities. Duties may include filing, preparing mailings, data entry, or any specialized office skills volunteers may offer. Please contact our volunteer coordinator to check our current office needs.

*AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR MINORS It is the policy of Habitat that children under the age of 14 not be allowed on a Habitat work site while there is any construction in progress. Individuals between the ages of 14 and 16 can do limited work on the sites. They can paint or landscape but should not be on site when construction is going on. It is further the policy of Habitat, which children between the ages of 16 and 18 may be allowed to participate in construction work. They can do general construction such as hammering, painting, insulation, and digging. The use of ladders is limited to a six foot ladder. Ultra hazardous activity using power tools for any task is forbidden. Working on rooftops is not permitted by anyone under the age of 18 (eighteen).