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Volunteer Opportunities For Retirees

Want to do more with your retirement? We’re seeking people of all skill levels and interests who want to give back by volunteering on a regular basis.


Many of our volunteers are retired and enjoy spending their time learning new skills, staying active, and building camaraderie through Twin Cities Habitat. You can join a Regular Crew of construction volunteers, volunteer at ReStore, or volunteer with our office staff. Read our Guide to Volunteering in Retirement and browse below to find the volunteer opportunity that's right for you.


The Choice Is Yours!

Ongoing Positions

Our office volunteers and regular ReStore volunteers help out a couple days a week to a couple days a month. We are always looking for more regulars! 

On-call Office Volunteers are added to our email list and contacted when we have projects like large mailings, scanning, assembling application packets etc. If you are interested please contact the volunteer coordinator at 612-305-7114 or volunteer@tchabitat.org

Build or Repair Homes

Assist with Habitat Homebuilding or A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) home repair projects! No previous experience necessary.

Regular Crews - a couple days a week or few days a month

You can join an existing crew or start your own. Crews usually stay in the same geographic area and you can start your own by getting a group of your friends, co-workers, golfing buddies, or community group members together. Learn More >

Homebuilding - single day commitment

Our site supervisors will guide you through various parts of the homebuilding process from start to finish. You can expect to learn carpentry skills from installing floors and windows to final touches. Sign Up >

A Brush With Kindness - single day commitment

Habitat's home repair program helps families who find it a challenge to maintain upkeep of their home for financial or physical reasons. ABWK projects will vary and can include painting, interior, or exterior repairs. Sign Up >

ReStore Volunteers

Regular Crew or single day volunteers

The Twin Cities Habitat ReStore sells new and like-new home improvement and building tools and materials. Join the team today! Sign Up >

Other Ways to Help

There are plenty of ways to help out at Twin Cities Habitat. A great to way to get more involved with Habitat is to volunteer at one of our upcoming events, jump in as an outreach volunteer, or help by being a champion for affordable housing in your faith organization, community group, or circle of friends.

Cookie Baker

Cookie bakers are great assets to Twin Cities Habitat, because cookies help us thank our volunteers! As a cookie baker, you can bake two to four dozen cookies and either drop them off at our office or deliver them to one of our construction sites. Learn More >


Use your talents to reach friends and family to raise funds on behalf of Twin Cities Habitat! We'll provide you with everything you need to get started. Learn More >

If you have any questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 612-305-7114 or volunteer@tchabitat.org.

Read Volunteer Stories


ReStore is One Little Piece of the Goodness

For regular volunteer Donna, serving at ReStore in New Brighton provides three things she believes everyone craves: novelty, familiarity, and belonging.

Opportunities for Volunteers - Read Stories

Read About Our Amazing Volunteers

Our volunteer force is mighty and dedicated, and they want to see you on-site with them! Visit our blog to read about some of our most dedicated volunteers and why they continue to show up for their community!

your guide to volunteering in retirement

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