Our Volunteers

Whether it’s the regular crew volunteer who is on site two days a week or someone serving on the dedications committee helping to plan our wonderful house¬†celebrations, all our volunteers are valuable to our mission.

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Be handy! Volunteer at the ReStore


A few months ago, ReStore volunteer Calvin Peterson had a hip replacement. But when we found him at the shop for the Monday morning reset, he was lying on the ground stabilizing a new display of nuts and bolts.

That’s the thing you quickly learn a...

One Day Changes Lives

 

Not too long after the Charles Schwab volunteers starting erecting walls at the Sherburne Avenue build site in St. Paul, a neighbor passed by praising them for their good work.

“She was all smiles,” said one volunteer. “She said she was a Habita...

A Youth Group Trip Takes On New Meaning at the ReStore

On June 27th, Living Lord Lutheran Church youth group of Bartlett, Illinois joined us at the ReStore in New Brighton, MN. The group had several teams join us earlier in the week on Monday and Wednesday to help with various tasks around the store. ...

Making a Difference at the ReStore

Barett Lenton has been with the ReStore for about six months. Previously he was a miner, until he got injured one day at work. While he is rehabilitating from this injury, the ReStore has let him work with them. "It was a great fit from day one," ...

Guest Article: 'Unless the Lord builds the house'

This article was contributed by John Hogenson, Lead Pastor at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 127. Verse 127:1 reads, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who labor build it in vain." Yesterday at lunch time I...

3M alumni give both time and money to Habitat, with an added bonus!

We’ve mentioned our 3MGives Habitat Project before; they are a regular crew of philanthropic-minded 3M retirees seeking to give back to the community, and have been for the last 18 years. This group of experienced volunteers is invaluable to the w...

Bluestem Breaks Ground on First Habitat Home

June 2nd marked the beginning of a new partnership between Bluestem Brands and Twin Cities Habitat.

Bluestem volunteers gathered in the Clover Field neighborhood in Chaska to begin a new project -- Bluestem’s first-ever Habitat home. Over 750 Blue...

26 Ways To Get Involved With Twin Cities Habitat this Summer

* It was 25 Ways to Get Involved With Twin Cities Habitat... but we added one more!
With the official first day of summer less than two weeks away, we put together a list of some great ways you can get involved with Twin Cities Habitat this seas...

Longtime Volunteer and Habitat Homeowner Strike up Long Lasting Bond

Meet Jim: 3M retiree, neighborhood family partner, construction veteran and flooring installer extraordinaire. After 15 years of building, Jim’s tool belt is held together by duct tape. He belongs to a coalition of 14 area churches that has worked...

Ameriprise Financial and A Brush with Kindness Form Lasting Bond

Rich is a U.S. Army veteran who has served multiple tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan. 

“Holding on to this house has been a twelve-year battle,” he says.

Rich bought his home in 2002, when the housing boom was near its peak.  He knew the South Minn...