There are lots of ways you can help your community with Habitat and they don't all require swinging a hammer!
Volunteers help construct Habitat homes, leading to big savings in the process. Habitat works with volunteers with all types of experience, whether you are a retired carpenter, have never used a hammer, or anywhere in between! Volunteers must be 18 years old to work on the build site, or 16 to volunteer with a parent/legal guardian.
New Home & Rehab Home Construction Volunteers
Raise the roof. Build walls. Install flooring and cabinets. Almost every aspect of home construction is completed by volunteers. Build days are typically from 9am-4pm with a lunch break at noon.
Home Repair Volunteers
Help complete smaller, one to two day projects throughout Waukesha County. Pick projects that interest you and take place when you are available.
Are you knowledgeable about home construction/carpentry and have extra time to make a difference? Become a crew leader! Crew leaders not only assist with the construction of homes, they also work with the construction manager to lead and teach new volunteers and volunteer groups. Crew leaders work once per week or more on the build site. Now that Habitat is building more homes than ever in Waukesha County, more crew leaders are needed to help with all of the sites!
The ReStore offers four-hour shifts in a variety of roles, including light duty, heavy duty, and skilled. Volunteers must be 14 years old to volunteer at the ReStore, or 12 with a parent/legal guardian.
Court-Ordered Community Service: Please note, if you are completing court-ordered community service, additional information is required prior to beginning your service. Please contact our volunteer coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org; 262-309-6025) for assistance.
Light Duty - Cashier
Cashiers not only check out customers' purchases, they also greet and thank all customers, answer the ReStore phones, schedule donation pick ups, and educate customers about Habitat.
Light Duty - Donations
Help clean and organize incoming donations, as well as process smaller donations such as hardware, tools, and home decor.
Heavy Duty- Donations
Many incoming donations are large, heavier items (couches, cabinets, entertainment centers, etc.). Help unload the donation truck, process donations, move items to the sales floor, and assist customers with their purchases.
Skilled - Deconstruction
Assist the ReStore as it salvages as many useable items as possible from homes being remodeled or torn down. The ReStore takes anything from kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities to windows, doors and flooring.
Skilled - Repair & Pricing
Use your knowledge and experience to repair broken items, test electrical appliances and other equipment, and price items for sale.
Committees & Office Work
There are many ways to volunteer that don't include manual labor. Use your talents to help grow the organization and give back to your community.
Board of Directors
Directors lead Habitat on strategic planning, grow the organization's network, make policy decisions and make yearly financial contributions.
Marketing & Fundraising Committee
If you have marketing, fundraising, or event planning experience or interest, this group is for you! Help Habitat organize and run various events throughout the year, spread the word about Habitat's work to the community, and raise funds for many projects each year.
Family Services Committee
Use your knowledge of finances, loan origination and/or mortgages to help Habitat select its next homeowners. Bilingual (especially Spanish) volunteers assist in communications between Habitat and the family.
Habitat works with thousands of volunteers, donors, applicants, businesses and organizations every year. Work in the Habitat office to input and manage the data system.
Build groups are scheduled Tuesdays - Saturdays year round on the construction sites. Group size is typically between 4-10 individuals; larger groups may be accommodated across multiple build sites. All construction volunteers must be 16 years or older.
Corporate / business groups are encouraged to assist Habitat of Waukesha County by providing financial assistance with their build date. Priority scheduling is reserved for those who financially support our mission.
Group opportunities are also available at the Waukesha ReStore to help with special projects. ReStore volunteers must be 14 years or older.
Youth Volunteer Groups
Do you have a youth group that wants to give back to their community? Youth can volunteer with Habitat by making lunches for our build site volunteers, hosting a fundraiser to benefit Habitat, or putting door hangers on homes throughout your community!
Ready to get started? Sign up to become a volunteer. Regular volunteer opportunities will be posted on VolunteerUP.