Without the help of our dedicated and caring volunteers, we would not be able to build as many affordable, quality homes for families in our community. Every year, we work with an average of over 200 volunteers who put in thousands of hours of service toward supporting our mission.
You don't have to swing a hammer to help your community! We have ongoing opportunities at our construction sites and at our ReStore, but we also need help year-round with special events, landscaping, cleaning, and office projects. Check out each section below for more details.
Eager to get started? Register today using the form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email response with instructions on how to sign up for one of our volunteer opportunities.
The ReStore offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including:
Donation intake (unloading merchandise)
Store promotion (mailings, flyer distribution)
Artistic & DIY projects
Light-duty and heavy-duty volunteer work is available. Have retail or cashiering experience, or very sociable and want to interact with people? Consider volunteering as a cashier. Have some muscle? Help process incoming donations. Good at cleaning household goods? Help keep the store neat and tidy. For more details on volunteering at the Waukesha ReStore, click here.
New Home & Rehab Home Construction Volunteers
Almost every aspect of a Habitat home's construction is completed by volunteers. We work with volunteers of all experience levels, 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.
Build days are typically Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday from 9 am–3:30 pm with a lunch break at noon. Volunteers should come dressed for the weather, wearing closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a short- or long-sleeved shirt. Masks are currently required indoors and outdoors at the construction site.
Have experience? Become a Crew Leader!
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, but 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!
Please note, if you are completing court-ordered community service, additional information is required prior to beginning your service. For complete details, please review our Community Service Volunteer Policy document.
Volunteering with Habitat Waukesha is a great team-building experience for organizations, schools, clubs, and more! Group volunteer opportunities are available year-round at our construction sites as well as in our Waukesha ReStore. Current COVID-19 restrictions limit groups to 5 members per construction site, or 5 members per shift at the ReStore. We also offer a number of virtual or off-site volunteer opportunities that can help support the Habitat mission. Please contact the Volunteer Services Manager for details.
Due to the limited openings in our construction calendar for Corporate / Business Groups, priority scheduling for build days is reserved for sponsoring group partners who have contributed a donation to support our mission.
Youth Volunteer Groups
Do you have a group of youth that want to give back to their community? Youth can volunteer with Habitat by making lunches for our build site volunteers, working at our ReStore, hosting a fundraiser to benefit Habitat, doing a building or art project, and spreading the word about our organization throughout the community! We are always open to working with our youth and are would love to hear your ideas. All construction volunteers must be 16 years or older; ReStore volunteers must be 13 years or older.
Contact Volunteer Services Manager Johanna Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org today to learn how your group can get involved!
There are many ways to volunteer that don't include physical 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.
If you have fundraising or event planning experience or interest, we'd love your assistance! Help Habitat organizes and run various events and auctions throughout the year, spread the word about Habitat's work to the community, and raise funds for many projects each year.
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.
Have a passion for communication and marketing? We can always use more help with getting the word out. Help with Social Media, graphics, print, and video.
Providing cleaning services for our office and retail spaces is always appreciated.