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Volunteers are crucial throughout the ministry of Habitat. In fact, 75-80% of a Habitat house is built with volunteer labor, so our future  homeowners depend on people coming to help them build the house for which they have been qualified.

General information to serve in construction: Volunteer hours on the job site are typically 8am-11:30am, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Locations vary but all are within Alamance County, usually within the Burlington city limits. Able-bodied men or women age 16 and older may serve. No experience or tools are necessary.   The pandemic has required some changes to our normal policy as follows:

  1. ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WANTING TO VOLUNTEER MUST RESERVE THEIR DATE OF SERVICE WITH THE OFFICE BEFORE COMING TO THE JOB SITE. If you go to the job site without reserving your date ahead of time, you will be turned away. Our Construction Work Line is available ONLY IF you have already reserved your space to serve. Call for the recording of location changes due to weather: 336-266-9148.
  2. Groups can be no more than 6 people due to our need for social distancing.
  3. Please email clamb@habitatalamance.org to reserve your date. Email is best so we can send you necessary waivers, but if you must call the number is 336-222-8191, ext 4.
  4. While you MUST reserve your date ahead of time, you will not know the exact location until just a couple days ahead. You will be notified of location by email at that time.
  5. Please plan to arrive by 7:45am so you can turn in waivers and respond to the COVID questionnaire.
  6. All volunteers will be asked questions regarding their COVID exposure as they arrive on the job site. Details of the full Volunteer Policy (Pandemic) and questionnaire are here. 
Elon students raising walls at Key Street

Elon students raising walls at Key Street

We are not currently accepting volunteers in the ReStore. There are other ways you could get involved with Habitat, but the pandemic is preventing most of them. Depending on your personal interests and various pandemic restrictions, some people volunteer to provide plants for homeowners, provide lunches/snacks for construction volunteers, lead classes on homeownership for our partner families, or help in the office with mailings. When possible again, we would love to have people donate decorating skills to set up displays in the ReStores, hold demonstrations for DIY projects, photograph or video events, and other unique ways that are suited to who you are! For more information and to volunteer with HFHAC in these and other ways, please contact the Habitat office by calling (336)222-8191, Ext 4 or emailing info@habitatalamance.org.

We look forward to serving with you!