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every
volunteer

can help families build strength, stability and independence

Because of the COVID pandemic, we need to limit the number of volunteers at our project locations. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to bring on new volunteers. However, if you want to stay connected with Habitat and receive updates on future volunteer opportunities, sign up to receive our monthly volunteer e-newsletter.  Return to the homepage to sign up.

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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

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

Because of the COVID pandemic, we need to limit the number of volunteers at our project locations. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to bring on new volunteers. However, if you want to stay connected with Habitat and receive updates on future volunteer opportunities, sign up to receive our monthly volunteer e-newsletter. Return to the homepage to sign up.

Groups

Existing Home Sponsors

If your organization is financially supporting Habitat through partial or full home sponsorship, we reserve opportunities for your volunteers. The Volunteer Services Department will contact you with information including team specific volunteer sign-up pages and links for volunteer spots reserved for your group. 

Is your organization interested in learning more about a partial or full financial home sponsorship with Habitat? Contact Development Director, Amy McGowan, at (920) 967-8883 or via email at AmyM@foxcitieshabitat.org for more information.

 

General Group Opportunities

Unfortunately we are not able to schedule volunteer groups at this time. However, if you’d like to be put on our waiting list and contacted when group opportunities are again available for construction, contact Jodie Tiede at jodiet@foxcitieshabitat.org

Minors Age 14-17

Because of the COVID pandemic, we need to limit the number of volunteers at our project locations. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to bring on new volunteers. However, if you want to stay connected with Habitat and receive updates on future volunteer opportunities, sign up to receive our monthly volunteer e-newsletter. Return to the homepage to sign up.

 

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 Opportunities

Deconstruction Program – Position Available 
For more information about this position, go to our Careers page here.

Court-Ordered Community Service

 

Unfortunately, the ReStores are not able to schedule community service hours at this time due to the pandemic. However, if you would like to be put on our waiting list and contacted when community service opportunities are again available at the ReStores, please contact Amy Christensen at AmyC@foxcitieshabitat.org.

 

 

Habitat Board Members…

We had two members of our Board of Directors who have completed their terms. It’s our tradition that when a board member completes their service, we dedicate a home in their honor and present them with a plaque of appreciation.

Dean Gruner served as on our Board for nine years! We will be dedicating our Business Leader sponsored home in Neenah in Dean’s honor later this fall.

Randy Mahoney served as Treasurer on our Board for six years. We will be dedicating our Thrivent Faith Build in Randy’s honor when it’s completed in a few months.

We want to thank these two amazing men and all of the volunteers who faithfully serve on our Board to help guide and lead our affiliate and fulfill the mission of Habitat!

We have two new Board of Director members joining us this month. They include:

  • Rayon Brown – Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Fox Valley Technical College
  • TJ Minnehan – Bank President, Bank of Kaukauna

We are blessed to have incredibly talented and dedicated Board of Directors volunteers serving and guiding our affiliate. Please click here to see a roster of all Board members and learn more about this vital group of volunteers.

 

 

Senior Crew Spotlight – Wayne Wegner

This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Wayne Wegner.  Wayne is part of our Class of 2017 construction senior crew group.  That means he joined us that year and took our winter training.  Since then, Wayne has been volunteering for all aspects of construction.  He’s a wonderful volunteer and we value all that he’s been able to contribute!  Thank you wayne for your service to Habitat and for caring about our mission to provide affordable housing in the Fox Cities!

This Week on Amy’s Avenue…

Spic and Span is the Plan

First impressions are everything and walking into a clean store makes everyone feel better, want to shop, volunteer or work there.

ReStore needs you. Can you help us prep the store each morning?

We are looking for some fantastic Volunteers with a desire to make the store look spic and span each morning. Basic cleaning and tidying up are the tasks the store managers are looking for a little help with.

If you have the availability to work from 8-10 am, 9-10 am or have a different schedule to offer, one or more days Tuesday-Friday, please reach out to Amy C to build a very flexible schedule. Even one day of cleaning will make the difference!

The greatest need is at the East Side ReStore. Let’s keep our stores in tip top shape, fight the germs…cold and flu season is slowly sneaking in… and feel good about the place so near and dear to so many of us.

We wish you well.

Warm Regards,

Amy C

Stay Tuned…

We’ll be adding volunteer role descriptions here soon! 

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