Thanks to the thousands of dedicated and generous volunteers who make Our Towns Habitat in North Mecklenburg and Iredell County a success. This year, we are striving to build at least one new home a month ... and we need individuals and community partners to join us in this work.
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
- Oscar Wilde
In 2014, some 2,400 Habitat volunteers worked more than 49,000 hours engaging in the community and contributing to provide safe and affordable housing solutions to families in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville and all of Iredell County.
Visit VolunteerUp! to find ways you and/or your company/organization can roll up your sleeves.
Whether you are looking for a one time volunteer opportunity, want to come out occasionally or on a regular basis, Saturdays are a great place to start. You do not need previous experience to work on site and we welcome everyone. To get started, register on VolunteerUp and we will contact you about upcoming opportunities.
Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in addition to Saturdays. If you would like to become a weekday volunteer let us know. Our current Weekday Crew is made up of volunteers who consistently work 1 to 3 days a week.
Want to build with us?
Our build locations and type of work change regularly, giving volunteers ample opportunity to experience many building stages and tasks.
Fourth Creek Village, Statesville (2 homes)
Burke Crossings, Mooresville (7 homes)
2 homes in Davidson
Poole Place, Cornelius (8 homes)
Norman Park Community
Patterson Avenue - Extreme Remodel
Burke Crossings Community
Group Volunteer Opportunities
There are a variety of ways to get your group involved volunteering with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. We can accommodate groups of volunteers from churches, businesses, schools and other organizations. Habitat build days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday each week, and a half day commitment is required. No previous construction experience is needed, just a willingness to learn! We provide the safety equipment, tools, materials and supervision. Our build site can use anywhere from 5 to 12 volunteers per project; however, we will accommodate more on occasion. When possible we ask larger groups to cover several days vs. one very large day. To request a team build day, please contact Cathy Petriano at 704 896-8957, Ext. 108. Or email .
Important Group Information
After your group day is scheduled, Volunteer Program Manager will send you all pertinent information for your build day. All participants must complete and sign a Release and Waiver of Liability. Volunteers can turn them in at the site on your build day. Youth must have parental/guardian signatures on waiver and must be 16+ to participate on job site.
Complete Safety & Liability Forms
Non-Construction Habitat Volunteer Opportunities
Special events including fundraisers and volunteer appreciation events take a lot of work to plan and host. With your help we can make them bigger and better. Tasks may include planning, preparations, setup, and clean-up.
As a non-profit, we rely on volunteers to aid with day to day operations. Tasks may include data entry, filing, shredding, organizing, and other miscellaneous tasks. Volunteers who can dedicate 2 to 5 hours on a weekly basis are preferred for certain tasks such as data entry. Training provided.
We have committees for several different aspects of our mission including Resource Development, Events, Finance, and Family Services. Let us know what you are interested in and we will get you in touch with the right person.
Purchase or prepare snacks for construction volunteers. Cookies, chips, granola bars or other individually wrapped snacks are appreciated. Be willing to provide enough snack items for 10 to 40 volunteers. Drinks are not required to be provided, but are appreciated (water is provided by Habitat)
Greet construction volunteers at the beginning of the build day, help them sign in and collect Liability Waivers. Make coffee (in winter), pass out water and snacks to volunteers during breaks.
We can never thank our volunteers enough. Help us recognize the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time and hard work to help accomplish our mission. The Hospitality Coordinator assists Volunteers Services by recruiting organizations and individuals to provide snack and lunch on the construction site. This volunteer would also assist with coordinating volunteer appreciation events.
ReStore Volunteer Opportunities
As of 2015, Our Towns Habitat in North Mecklenburg and Iredell County has helped more than 350 families worldwide realize their dream of homeownership. The ReStores are a vital part of Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising efforts helping to build homes right here in our community. Without our amazing Habitat volunteers, none of this would be possible.
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.
Our Habitat ReStore volunteers log more than 21,000 volunteer hours annually, with some volunteers staying to make a difference in our community for more than 20 years. There are a number of ways you can become a part of the ReStore community.
The first step is to fill out a Volunteer Application. Here are some of the spots around our ReStores where you can help.
If you are 16 years or older and feel comfortable greeting people and handling money, then the register is the place for you! We’re looking for friendly people who like to make a difference. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn.
In addition, we are seeking:
- Donations Drop-Off Assistants
- Appliance and Electronics Testers
- Book-Lovers (Sorters)
- Sales Floor Attendants
- Pricing and Sorting Assistants
- Linen Specialists