Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, and it gives us great pride that our homes are constructed almost entirely by volunteers. That work continues beyond the construction site. Habitat volunteers are active at our office, they assist our ReStore staff, they serve on committees, and they are engaged in various community revitalization projects.
Volunteers who participate in the actual building of Habitat houses, while working with skilled workers, perform an invaluable function in the building of a Habitat home. Skilled or unskilled, from trained contractors to those who have never used a hammer, Habitat welcomes you.
Volunteers are always welcome at our ReStore to assist customers, work the cash register, place items on our sales floor, and evaluate the value of some of the tens of thousands of donations received at the store each year.
The Habitat staff always needs volunteers to assist with basic office duties such as answering phones, greeting potential and current Habitat homeowners, and meeting the public.
Join one of the many committees we need to accomplish our goals. Some examples are Gala, Repairs & Construction, and Family Selection.
Become A Volunteer
Contact Our Volunteer Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-295-1934
Attend A Volunteer Orientation (if possible)
Fill Out Waivers - NOTE: They are only good for 1 calendar year.
Construction Volunteers - Register in VolunteerUp! System - sign up for build
Have A Great Time!
New Volunteer Orientation
Before volunteering, we encourage new volunteers to attend a Volunteer Orientation at the Moore County office. You will learn about our organization, volunteer opportunities, what to expect when you volunteer, and much more. Orientations are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email to register.
Please contact the volunteer coordinator (email@example.com or 910-295-1934) before showing up at a construction site. It's important that you fill out the necessary forms and that we know you are coming. We prefer you attend the volunteer orientation beforehand but also understand busy schedules.
Depending on your age, there are multiple ways to volunteer as a minor.
Volunteers for the ReStore must be at least 12 years old. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 years old must have a ReStore waiver signed by a parent or guardian but may volunteer on their own.
You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer at a construction site unless you are a child of a future homeowner. Homeowner’s children may be allowed to work on site on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Construction Manager.
Minors above 13 but under 16 years old must be part of a youth group with an adult chaperon ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. They are allowed to participate only in the following activities waterproofing, insulating, landscaping, painting and clean up on a site with no power equipment or ladder in use. They cannot participate in active construction.
Minors 16 to 18 years old and are not part of a youth group must have adult supervision at the ratio of 1 adult to 3 minors. These minors are NOT permitted to use power tools, work on roofs, ladders or scaffolding.
All parents of minors shall sign an adult waiver of liability form and submit it to Habitat’ Volunteer Coordinator prior to the work day.
All minors shall check in with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that waivers have been submitted and safety procedures reviewed.
There is no hard and fast rule for rain/snow/heat; and as long as it is safe and productive, we will keep working. If the weather gets really bad we will stop working early. In the event of inclement weather, check our website that will be updated by 8 a.m. to see if Habitat is closed.
Cancellations do happen, but it is important that they be minimized. Keep in mind that once a reservation is made, our construction and ReStore staffs plan accordingly. If cancel, please do so as soon as possible. If you’ve signed up on the construction volunteer calendar, you can cancel it there. If you’ve signed up via email or phone, please cancel the same way.
All skill levels are welcome—professional, some ability, and willing to learn. Professional and skilled community volunteers are encouraged to register as a Crew Leader. Crew Leaders assist the Habitat Construction Staff by leading a group of less skilled volunteers for the day.