Volunteer Opportunities

You don’t always need a hard hat and a hammer to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity! Whether you’re working in the ReStore or supporting administration, every volunteer role plays a crucial part in the success of our mission.

Volunteer on a build site

Looking to swing a hammer to help build a home? You don’t even need any experience to get started as a Crew Member – we’ll teach you everything you need to know and provide you with all the tools to get the job done safely. Please note: our Cityview Village project has been completed, and we have not yet started our next build, which means there will be a delay in processing your application if you select this role until such time that we can bring you on.

Volunteer in a ReStore

Do you have an eye for merchandising, or a knack for customer service? Are you curious to see what happens in our warehouse where we manage donations of furniture, appliances, home decor and more? Why not volunteer in one of our ReStores! With locations in Guelph and Fergus, there are plenty of opportunities to give back to the community and connect with customers and donors.

In particular, our ReStores are often in need of volunteers who are interested in:

  • Sales – helping customers find what they are looking for, and ring them through at the register
  • Warehouse – greeting donors, accepting items at the donation entrance, sorting/pricing product
  • Merchandising – stocking the sales floor, displaying product, keeping the store clean and presentable for shoppers

Volunteer on a crew

Do you enjoy being on the road and working with a small but dedicated crew? Do you have skills in carpentry, deconstruction, home renovation, or driving large trucks?

Join our Kitchen Salvage crew or our Donation Pick-Up crew to work directly with donors in our community. And if you have experience driving a truck, and a good driving record, we invite you to also apply to become a driver for these crews.

Volunteer at our events

Do you enjoy planning parties? Or helping out at special events? We are always looking for individuals to sit on planning committees for our signature fundraising events, as well as being on-site for the event to help with things like décor and event activities! If you’ve never been to one of our Ultimate Habitat House Parties, you need to see it in action!

Volunteer in our office

Do you have a skill that would help us stay organized, promote our work and spread the word about Habitat? There are several office volunteer opportunities for everyone, including office administration, finance, family services and marketing and communications.

Opportunities for students

You may be able to complete your 40 Community Involvement Hours through these opportunities. We also partner with local high schools, as well as colleges and universities to offer placements and internships.

For inquiries, please email volunteer@habitatgw.ca.