Volunteers of all skill levels and interests are welcome to join us at Habitat for Humanity. Habitat offers volunteer opportunities on a weekly basis Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00AM to 5:30PM. The link below will direct you to our opportunities page where you can register, see available opportunities, and sign up for individual shifts. However, if you would like to schedule a group, please visit our group volunteer page.
It is is our policy to complete a background check on all volunteers serving 8 or more hours a month for the safety of our customers, volunteers, and staff. Background checks are performed at the expense of Habitat for Humanity and new volunteers will sign the release on their first day serving prior to orientation. For additional information, please view our Background Check Policy.
Habitat for Humanity defines community service as unpaid service (volunteer work) that is mandated to a person by an individual, institution, or court. We are happy to accommodate anyone that needs to complete community service hours; including court ordered community service. Please review our Community Service Procedures before starting your community service hours.
What will I be doing as a volunteer?
ReStore Volunteers: As a volunteer in the ReStore, you will be helping with the day-to-day operations at our Springfield Habitat ReStore. The ReStore is located at 2410 S. Scenic Ave. There is a lot to do at the ReStore. For example, volunteers may be asked to assist with donation unloading, intake, and organizing; helping customers on the sales floor; stocking the sales floor; and/or writing sales tickets for customers. As a result, our ReStore volunteering offers the widest range of availability and can accommodate volunteers of all types.
Construction Site Volunteers: Construction site volunteers will be working with our construction crew at new home builds or a home repair project. Previous construction skills are not necessary, because we’ll teach you everything you need to know. During a shift, there are a variety of things you may be doing. The stage of the new build or scope of the repair project will determine the daily tasks for volunteers. Weather can affect many construction projects because they are outside. Therefore, project details may change or have to be canceled on short notice.
Special Event Volunteers: Special event volunteers will be helping with large scale one time events that Habitat for Humanity puts on. Options may include being a race marshal at our Habitat Home Run, working at our Tool Belts and Bow Ties Fundraising Gala, or helping with one of our Rock the Block neighborhood cleanup days. Look for special event opportunities on the calendar!
Questions and More Information:
At Habitat, we want to make your volunteer experience rewarding, but also as easy as possible. If you have questions, first check out our FAQ page to see if your question might be answered there.