Volunteer Opportunities

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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.


General Construction

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.

Weekday Crew

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.

Current Projects:

Partnership Way, Statesville (1 home)
Burke Crossings, Mooresville (2 homes)
Poole Place, Cornelius (2 homes)

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

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Non-Construction Habitat Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteer

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.

Office

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.

Committees

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.

Snack Crew

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)

Volunteer Host

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.

Hospitality Coordinator

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.

 Other

Do you have other skills you wish to share? Let us know what you are interested in helping with and we will get you in touch with the right person.

 

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ReStore Volunteer Opportunities

Our Towns Habitat operates Habitat ReStores in Cornelius and Mooresville. ReStores resell donated new gently used household items to the public, at a fraction of retail prices. All proceeds from ReStore sales support affordable housing right here in our community. There are a number of ways you can get involved.

You can help our ReStores by:

  • Assisting with donation drop-offs
  • Sorting and pricing merchandise
  • Stocking and staging merchandise
  • Sorting and shelving books
  • Assisting administration

Whatever your talent, we can put it to good use! To get involved as a ReStore volunteer, complete the inquiry form below, or call 704-896-8957. Use extension 119 to inquire about volunteering at our Cornelius store or ext. 202 to volunteer at our Mooresville location.

Young Volunteers: Youth ages 14 and 15 may volunteer in the ReStore when accompanied by an adult. At this age, young volunteers may help with sorting and stocking books, linens and household items; sweeping and general cleaning; bagging and wrapping at checkout
At ages 16 and up, volunteers may assist with data entry, move furniture, receive donations, and stock, sort and price merchandise.

ReStore Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStores! Help us get to know you a little better by filling out this application. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly.

** Please note that you must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without supervision. Volunteers ages 14 -15 may volunteer with the supervision of a legal guardian, who also must fill out a volunteer application.

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Alternative Gift Guide

The benefit delivered to families that partner with Habitat for Humanity is very real.
 
       
  $10  Box of Nails   
  $35 Roof Shingles   
  $50  Low Flow Toilet   
  $75  Window   
  $100  Kitchen Sink   
  $150  Front Door   
  $500 Sliding  
  $1000  Wallboard   
  $2000  Flooring