Welcome to the Habitat Hamilton Volunteer Team!


Habitat Hamilton's mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

With the ongoing housing crisis in our community, Habitat Hamilton seeks to support our home partners (and the entire community) through our build programs. Our ReStore is our social enterprise that financially supports the work of our charity. Our team of volunteers is vital to the work on our build sites and in our ReStore.  Thank you to our volunteers!  

Habitat Hamilton's priority is to provide volunteers with a safe, rewarding and meaningful volunteer opportunity that strengthens our community and supports our mission. 

 

Scroll down to see our Current Volunteer Opportunities.

 

Starting the process to join our volunteer team is easy; please click on the box below that best describes you and complete the Volunteer Application. 

 

       

 

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Current Volunteer Opportunties

ReStore Volunteer

Join our ReStore team! Volunteer shifts are 4 hours, starting at 9am or 1pm. The ReStore is open 6 days per week. Our ReStore volunteers help us with customer service including loading and unloading items, organizing merchandise, tidying and cleaning and answering customer questions.  

Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and all required training prior to signing up for their first volunteer shift.

REQUIRED TRAINING: Online Orientation and ReStore Online Safety Training prior to coming in for their first shift, that has the ReStore Training Shift. Once you have completed your volunteer application, click on the Opportunities tab to find these training modules

 

ReStore Fix-it Shop Volunteer

Did you know that all products that we sell in our ReStore are donated items? Before we put them on the sales floor, our Fix-It Shop volunteers help us to ensure they are in good working order by testing, fixing, repairing and assembling items. 

If you are handy and good with tools, this role might be for you!  Volunteer shifts are 4 hours, starting at 9am or 1pm, from Monday to Friday. 

Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and all required training prior to signing up for their first volunteer shift.

REQUIRED TRAINING: Online Orientation and ReStore Online Safety Training prior to coming in for their first shift, that has the ReStore Training Shift. Once you have completed your volunteer application, click on the Opportunities tab to find these training modules

Salvage Crew

Did you know most of the kitchens you see for sale in our ReStore have been removed from donors homes by our Salvage Team?  Our Salvage Team members all have their own tools and transportation that they use for salvages.

If are looking for a hands-on experience, working with a great group of folks, this volunteer opportunity may be for you.

Please contact volunteers@habitathamilton.ca or call 905-560-6707 ext 112 for more details and the training requirements. 

Volunteers must complete all required training prior to signing up for their first volunteer shift.

 

New ReStore Build Out and Prep Volunteer

Habitat Hamilton is very excited to announce that we have secured a location for our second ReStore.  We are in the process of renovating the location to suite our needs. 

At this time, we are not able to have volunteers join us, but there will come a time when we need volunteers to help with the build out of the new ReStore. We will share more details when they are available. Add your name to our list of volunteers to who are interested in helping with this project. Opportunity List > 2.2 Stone Church Rd E ReStore.    

If you have questions, please email volunteers@habitathamilton.ca.  For health, safety and security reasons please do not stop by the new location. We appreciate your support!

Build Volunteers - RePair Projects

Habitat Hamilton has partnered with the City of Hamilton, and we are helping RePair and rehabilitate CityHousing units. These units are owned by CityHousing and once a unit is completed, CityHousing will provide affordable, rent-geared-to-income housing for a family in our community.

Habitat Hamilton invites volunteers over the age of 18, to join us onsite to help complete the work, including flooring, wall repair, panting, trim work, etc. The location of the homes varies, please read the description for the location details. 

Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and all required training prior to signing up for their first volunteer shift.

REQUIRED TRAINING: Online Orientation and Build Site Online Safety Training Volunteers must complete this training to be able to sign up for this opportunity. Once you have completed your volunteer application, click on the Opportunity tab to find these training modules. 

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

Habitat Hamilton's mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. 

Vision

Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. 

Core Values 

Housing for All: We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all.

Human Dignity: We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being and respect the people we serve. We recognize those that help us in this effort as our greatest resource.

Partnership: We believe we can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually-beneficial partnerships with others.

Faith in Action: We believe that faith is lived through action. Building on our Christian foundation, we serve and work with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion.

Diversity & Inclusiveness: We believe there is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values, and we seek to enrich our organization through diversity.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that our work takes place on the traditional Indigenous territories, of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississauga‚Äôs of the Credit, First Nation. This territory is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. 

We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth and for the resources we are using, and honour all the First Nation, Metis and Inuit people who have been living on the land since time immemorial.