Register for a volunteer orientation to learn more about Habitat's mission and volunteer opportunities. You will meet Habitat staff and partner family members who will answer your questions and share their experiences. You will also receive instructions on how to sign up to volunteer. Orientation is offered 1-2 times a month and is highly encouraged prior to volunteering. If you are anxious to get started and are unable to attend an upcoming orientation, please contact Chris Orkwis, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in the military or have volunteered with a Habitat affiliate in the past, it is not necessary to attend the orientation. If you are coordinating a group build day, please send a representative to the orientation; the entire group need not attend. Please visit Volunteer Hub to register for the next orientation, which is listed under Special Events, and get started helping local families!
WHAT TYPES OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EXIST?
We need your help to make the vision of affordable housing a reality for hardworking families in San Diego County. You can help us by volunteering in the following ways - Help build or rehabilitate a home at a construction site, coordinate a group build day, volunteer in the ReStore, assist with office needs and administrative duties. Please click on the appropriate button above to learn more!
WHAT CAN VOLUNTEERS EXPECT FROM HABITAT?
Safe Work Environments: Safety orientations begin every construction day, and safety equipment is provided.
Productive Work Days: Everything you need to do the job will be provided, and you'll see the tangible results of your work.
A Chance to Learn New Skills: No experience is necessary - our site supervisors are trained to teach everything you need to know.
Patience, Perspective and a Sense of Humor: We work hard and we have fun doing it!
WHAT CAN HABITAT EXPECT FROM VOLUNTEERS?
Prompt Arrival: Having everyone at orientation makes our work sites safer and more efficient and helps finish homes on schedule.
Safety: Follow instructions from your site supervisor for safety procedures and equipment usage.
Commitment: If you sign up to volunteer, we count on you, and so do our Habitat families!
Flexibility: Sometimes weather doesn't cooperate, a task doesn't go according to plan, or we need to refocus our efforts. Either way, we’ll make it work and hope you will too!