Volunteers are integral to the success of Habitat for Humanity Niagara. We offer a variety of diverse volunteer opportunities that will fit with many different schedules and skill levels.
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Administrative Support Needed!
Habitat for Humanity always needs volunteers who are willing to assist with administrative tasks in our office, such as helping with mailings, database updates and other organizational support. Responsibilities and tasks include regular office tasks, small ongoing projects, data entry and filing, and other administrative support as needed. Shifts are 4 to 8 hours/week between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
If you answered yes, we would love to have you volunteer in our ReStore as a Merchandiser and Customer Service Volunteer. Your efforts will help us sell donated goods to fund our efforts to place families into homes of their own. 3 - 4 Hour shifts take place Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Minimum age of 15 years old is required.
Handy with a cordless drill and other tools?
The Salvage Team may be a perfect fit for you! Help remove kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows and other sellable items from homes that are being renovated. These items are then brought to the ReStore for resale. Heavy lifting up to 50 lbs. required. Home renovation experience is an asset, but not required. Must be available on weekday mornings. Minimum age of 16 years old is required.
Our ReStore Donation Centre specialists assist with preparing donated materials for resale including product testing, cleaning and repairing. Volunteer opportunities are available from Monday- Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Minimum age 15 years old. Minimum three (3) month commitment of eight (8) hours per month are required for regular ReStore volunteers.
If you have experience in flooring, trim, framing, painting and minor repairs - we're looking for you! Our construction volunteers help fill the gaps before and in-between our Habitat Build Days and assist our construction manager. Build sites are all across the Niagara Region and only during limited times of the year. Minimum age of 16 years. You must be available on weekdays.
Site Hosts are on the build site and responsible for registering the Habitat Build Day participants, taking photos, picking up/serving lunch and ensuring participants are enjoying their experience. Minimum age required is 18 years old. A vehicle is required. Shifts are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Join our Special Events Volunteer Team!
From time to time, Habitat for Humanity Niagara hosts special events or is the recipient of a third party fundraiser. Volunteers are required to help with various tasks such as registration, food service, set up and tear down, etc. Events take place various days and times. Volunteers must be a minimum of 15 years old.
Cleaning and Maintenance Helpers Needed!
A clean, organized store is very important. Cleaning and maintenance volunteers ensure that the ReStore is clean and safe for everyone by dusting and wiping down surfaces, sweeping, mopping and tidying areas of the store as well as tending to garbage and recycling. A minimum of age 15 is required. Shifts take place Monday to Saturday and are 2 to 4 hours in length.
Donation Centre attendants assist ReStore staff with accepting and preparing donated items for sale including sorting, re-assembly, repairing, pricing and display. They also accept electronic waste and items for recycling. General ReStore training is required. If you enjoy physical work or like to clean or sort items, this is an opportunity for you.
The ReStore Truck Helper goes out on the truck with our staff trunk driver to pick up donations in the community. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) is required for this volunteer position. Availability on weekdays and/or Saturdays 9-5 is required.
Our Family Selection Committee is made up of volunteers who assist with our Homeowner program including helping to develop program processes and policies; promoting the program to the public; assessing homeowner applications; selecting our new homeowners and delivering homeowner workshops. A minimum 2 year commitment is required for this position. Must be available for daytime and evening meetings.
Our Board of Directors and Sub-Committees of the Board provide policy governance, stewardship, advocacy, financial and corporate oversight, community relations, and leadership on the strategic direction of Habitat for Humanity Niagara.
Our Construction Crew Leaders
Are integral to our goals of building more homes and building better neighbourhoods and communities throughout Niagara. During their term of service, Construction Crew Leaders will work with the construction manager, volunteers and partner families to build homes and engage the community.
Members will lead small groups of volunteers in a wide variety of construction tasks on new-construction and possibly renovation homes. Members will be oriented and educated on the affordable housing crisis so that they are able to engage in meaningful conversations with volunteers. Thus they will not only help to build homes in partnership with our partner families; they will also help to foster the community's understanding of the housing crisis.
Habitat for Humanity Niagara is a team of enthusiastic volunteers, community partners and staff. We are guided by our values and committed to transforming the lives of families through affordable housing.
Established in 1993, our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.
Vision Statement: A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.