Q: I’m interested in volunteering with Habitat. What is the first step to getting involved?
A: The first step is to read our volunteer descriptions, then search the upcoming individual opportunities or upcoming group opportunities we have, including both construction and non-construction. Next, you can create an account, view and then express interest or sign up for the volunteer opportunities that work for you.
Q: I have volunteered with a group in the past, but want to come back as an individual. How can I do that?
A: We welcome anyone who volunteered with a group to come back as an individual! Visit our Individuals Opportunities webpage and sign up! If you’re interested in a different opportunity, you can find descriptions on the Opportunity Descriptions page.
Q: Do I have to be there the whole day?
A: Depending on the opportunity, you may have to be there the whole day. Construction and Home Repair projects require a full day’s commitment, which is typically 7.5 hours. The ReStore has 2 – 3 hour shifts available, and can usually be flexible on start and end times.
Q: I have required hours to complete. Is there a way I can get them verified at the end?
A: Yes, you should contact the Individual Volunteer Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-305-7114) before you begin volunteering to make arrangements for hours verification.
Q: Do you have volunteer opportunities on nights and weekends?
A: All of our volunteer opportunities fall somewhere between the hours of 8:30am – 4pm; shift times depend on the volunteer opportunity you are signed up for. Our Saturday opportunities are specifically in Homebuilding in the Fall and Winter months. Further information on these can be found on the Opportunity Descriptions page, or specify your opportunity search based on the times you're available.
Q: I have volunteered as an individual before, but want to do it with a group. How can I get started?
A: If you’d like to get a small group (2-9 individuals) together to volunteer with us, click on the Individuals menu and search for an opportunity that has room for your group.
For larger groups (10+), there are a couple options. You can visit the Groups page and indicate your interest for a specific volunteer opportunity at the bottom of the page. Or we do have group opportunities in Homebuilding and A Brush With Kindness posted on our group opportunities page.
If you’d like to volunteer on a regular basis and join a Regular Crew, check out the detailed opportunities signup page. If you have more questions about groups, feel free to contact the Individual Volunteer Coordinator (email@example.com or 612-305-7114).
Q: I have some days off every week. Can I volunteer on a more regular basis?
A: Yes, we have options for individuals interested in becoming regular volunteers. For more information please see our Opportunity Descriptions page.
Q: How can I learn more about your homebuilding program?
A: Great question! Details about the many programs at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity are covered in the Volunteer Orientation, which is scheduled semi-weekly at our office in St Paul. Learn more about the Orientation and how to sign up by clicking here.