every
volunteer

can help families build strength, stability and independence

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. 

WHAT VOLUNTEER ROLES ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Construction – new, rehab, home repair
  • Site Support Host – be the host at a Habitat construction site (AM only)
  • Meal Donor – prepare and serve lunch to a crew of approximately 8-20, snack donations are also needed occasionally
  • ReStore – cashier, floor/customer service, back room, deconstruction, donation driving crew, greeter, office
  • Rock the Block – painting, landscaping, cleaning, light construction, community projects
  • Logistics and Warehouse – help with inventory, tool trailer organization, prep construction sites, etc.
  • Office – data entry, prepare build schedules, thank you letters and more
  • Speakers Bureau – staff local fairs or speak at events to spread the word about Habitat
  • Special Events & Behind-the-Scenes – this will vary but could include committee work, class facilitating and more
  • Senior Crew – our core group of regular volunteers who fill in all roles listed above (you do not need to be retired to join – see below for more info)

No experience is needed to volunteer.  We will teach you everything you need to know!

New to Habitat? Watch our online volunteer orientation before you start!

What is the Senior Crew?

The Senior Crew is a group of individuals who give their time to Habitat on a regularly scheduled basis. While, the majority of the members are retired, we have plenty of members who are not but simply have the time and heart to volunteer on a regular basis.  

Members receive priority scheduling, extensive communication and specialized training.  Perks include free Senior Crew clothing, name tags, 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

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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

 

Looking to further the mission of Habitat for Humanity through volunteering? Want to learn or hone your construction, retail or other skills? Or you simply want to give back to others? Whether its all or none of the above, we would love to have you volunteer with us. All volunteer sign up is done online.  For individual opportunities, check out our options on foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com.

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Existing Sponsors

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, Amy McGowan, at (920) 967-8883 or via email at AmyM@FoxCitiesHabitat.org for more information.

General Group Opportunities

For all other group opportunities, start by contacting Volunteer Services Director Jodi Isom at jodii@foxcitiesabitat.org . Jodi will guide you in the various ways your group can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.  

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. can be completed at either a Habitat ReStore or on our build sites as available.

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 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
  • Youth ages 14-17 can work independently at Habitat ReStore.  Contact ReStore Volunteer Coordinator Amy Christensen for details – amyc@foxcitieshabitat.org

AmeriCorps

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 – Positions Available 
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 COO Amy Ristow at amyr@foxcitieshabitat.org for more information.

 

Court-Ordered Community Service

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The ReStore has a great history of offering volunteer shifts to those that need to fulfill court ordered volunteer hours. Court ordered volunteers must comply with the following: 

* You may not volunteer if: 

  • You are registered with the Wisconsin or National Sex Offender Registry 
  • Your offense(s) involved theft or weapons 
  • Your offense(s) caused bodily harm 
  • Your court ordered requirements restrict your computer usage or contact with minors or other members of the public.

Other factors impacting your eligibility to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore include (1) frequency of and time elapsed since other offenses; or (2) any other factor that Habitat for Humanity deems relevant to your eligibility as a volunteer at the ReStore. All applications will be reviewed by management. Applicants will be contact regarding their eligibility to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. 

* Must complete a minimum of 20 hours for service to count as valid 

* Must pass a background check, read and comply with volunteer guidelines and complete an online orientation prior to signing up for shifts. 

** By clicking CONTINUE, you acknowledge that your court ordered volunteer hours do not violate the above statements.

All hours will be void if this policy is not strictly adhered to. 

To continue as a court ordered volunteer, CLICK HERE

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