We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity and are certain that we can find something that is just right for you.
WHY VOLUNTEER WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY?
Your skills can help our organization provide affordable housing solutions for deserving families in the community. There are tasks for skilled and unskilled construction professionals, retail, stocking and deconstruction work at the Habitat ReStore, office assistance work at our main office, and family service and other committee work. We also have opportunities for those who enjoy cooking to provide lunch or snacks for our construction volunteers. Most of these tasks only require a willingness to learn and an ability to work with others.
New to Habitat? Watch our online volunteer orientation before you start!
Questions about Habitat? Click Here for our updated FAQs.
Questions on VolunteerHub? Click Here for easy to follow FAQs.
What is the Senior Crew?
The Senior Crew is a group of individuals who give their time to Habitat on a regularlyscheduled basis. While, yes, the bulk of the members are retired, we have plenty of members who are teachers/students who volunteer on school breaks, young professionals who volunteer on weekends and even those in between careers.
Members receive priority scheduling and specialized training to work sites and membership in the group includes free Senior Crew clothing, social activities and more! For more information on joining Senior Crew, contact Jodi Isom at (920) 967-8882 or via email at Jodii@FoxCitiesHabitat.org
Are you already a Senior Crew member and need a little help with our VolunteerHub software? Check the video below for helpful hints in signing yourself up for shifts. Remember, you can pause at any time!
Individuals & Groups
Looking to learn more about Habitat for Humanity through volunteering? Gain experience in a construction skill? Or want to cross an item off your bucket list? Whether its all or none of the above, we would love to have you join us on the build site. For individual opportunities, check out our options on foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com.
If your organization is financially supporting Habitat, we reserve opportunities for your volunteers. The Volunteer Services Department will contact you with information including team specific volunteer sign up page and links to access. Is your organization interested in supporting Habitat? Contact Development Director, Tom Simon, at (920) 967-8883 or via email at TomS@FoxCitiesHabitat.org for more information.
General Group Opportunities
For all other group opportunities, visit our online volunteer opportunities at foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com . Due to our insurance regulations and waivers, each person in the group will need to create an account and sign up for the desired opportunity.
Rock the Block
What is Rock the Block?
Rock the Block is an event held in a targeted neighborhood for a concentrated period of time, focusing on small-scale home repair and preservation projects for low income homeowners, and community projects to improve and beautify the neighborhood surrounding the homes.
What Does Rock the Block Look Like?
Imagine over 500 of your closest friends, family and community members circling around this neighborhood, coming together and lifting it up through park clean ups, exterior home repairs, landscaping, painting and more!
How Can I Get Involved?
Head to our VolunteerHub page to see what shifts are available for the next Rock the Block event. Have a group you want to bring out? Contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Jodi Isom, at 920.967.8882 or via email at Jodii@FoxCitiesHabitat.org.
Minors Age 14-17
We believe that volunteer service is great for those of all ages, however, due to our insurance regulations, we are required to have age restrictions for volunteers ages 14 to 17. Please see list of restrictions below.
Court Ordered Community Service hours MUST be served through our Habitat ReStore. Service hours through church, school, etc are available can be completed at either Habitat ReStore or on our build sites.
How does a minor sign up to volunteer?
- The minor goes on VolunteerHub and selects an open volunteer shift
- An adult, over age 18, must sign up for the same volunteer shift WITH THE MINOR
- The VolunteerHub system will prompt the minor to print, fill out and bring paperwork with them to volunteer
- **Parent or guardian must sign the minor waiver/forms regardless of the adult volunteering with them (youth group leader, etc)
Additional waiver forms are available below:
Minor forms require the signature of a parent/guardian and minors must be accompanied by an adult over age 18. No one under age 14 can be onsite when construction is taking place.
Are there age restrictions for construction volunteers under age 18?
Yes, our insurance company mandates our age policy:
- No one under age 14 can be on a Habitat worksite when construction is going on
- Youth ages 14-15 can help with painting, landscaping or cleaning with an adult present
- Youth ages 16-17 can help with general construction tasks and must have one adult to every three youth
- No one under age 18 can work on a roof, go on a ladder or use power tools
AmeriCorps is a national service program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”
Members commit to full-time or part-time positions offered by a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agency, to fulfill assignments in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. The program is often seen as a domestic Peace Corps. It employs more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year.
AMERICORPS NATIONAL POSITIONS
Construction Crew Leader – Two Positions Available beginning August 2017
Ensure positive volunteer engagement on our home buyer work sites with this exciting position! Serve with Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity for 10.5 months and receive a living stipend, health benefits, education award at the completion of service and MORE! Contact Vaya Kiel at VayaK@FoxCitiesHabitat.org for more information.
AMERICORPS VISTA POSITIONS
ReStore Volunteer Development – AmeriCorps VISTA
The goal of this position is to develop a strong volunteer base and related training programs in order to run a second retail outlet in our service area. Learn More!
To learn more about AmeriCorps positions or for assistance in the application process, contact Vaya Kiel, AmeriCorps Host Site Manager at VayaK@FoxCitiesHabitat.org.