Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity, equipping us with the labor, resources, time and talent it takes to build homes and hope. Your efforts make it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing simple, decent, affordable homes to our partner families.

Habitat relies on volunteers with a range of experience and talents to continue our work. Find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you!

This is an old volunteering video taken by an affiliate in New York but the information very much still applies to affiliates across the nation. You make a difference! Find out how the volunteering process works!

Want to Volunteer?

Follow the steps below to download the application, submit it, and get scheduled!

Application

Please download the application below this text. It will give you a two sided PDF. Please print out the application and complete both sides!

Submit

Once you have completed the application to the best of your ability you need to send it back to us. There are a couple ways you can do this. The easiest way for us here at Habitat is for you to scan the completed application into the computer and then email it back to us. The email will be provided below. An alternative would be to mail the physical copy to our office, or to drop off the application in person. The office’s address will also be provided below.
Please drop off a copy of your application or mail it to 313 Wellsian Way Richland, WA 99352. If you have any questions about our location or need directions please call our office at (509)943-5555.

Schedule

After your application has been submitted please allow 3-5 business days for our Volunteer Coordinator to review the application. Please Note: All applicants may be subject to background and sex offender checks. Once your application has been reviewed our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via the phone or email provided on the application to schedule a time to come out. More instruction will be provided at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Habitat Application Process please contact us at (509)943-5555 or email us at ewhite@habitat-tcp.org

Ways to Volunteer

A hospitality role when groups come out to do construction
We would love to have some volunteers who are willing to occasionally bring out lunch to our volunteer groups.
For those with construction knowledge to help lead when we have larger groups.
Our office volunteers provide important support for our day-to-day work at Habitat. They help answer phones and assist staff with many projects. We’re looking for friendly folks who enjoy working with people – no office experience required!
You can come out and a spend a day building on our site.
We can organize to have your office, organization, church, school, etc. to come out and spend a day (or more) building on our site.
If you are interested in helping in the office, we need occasional extra help (we do have some faithful volunteers who come in every week)
You can spend time volunteering in our retail store.
You have to be sixteen or older to volunteer on our construction site, however we have a new way that kids can get involved. One of our store employees built simple bird houses so kids can decorate them. Then we will give one to each home in our White House Addition which includes twenty four houses total.
When we put on events, we can use some help with organizing, decorating, etc.
We can always use assistance in our fundraising
There are many myths about what Habitat for Humanity does for those in need. That is why we need advocates in the community that will help partner with us to dispel those myths!
Contact us if you would like to hear which committees have opening or which ones would be interested in serving on when there is an opening.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, if you are interested in any of these opportunities. You can reach her at (509)943-5555 ext. 204 or at ewhite@habitat-tcp.org

Who Can Volunteer?

We have a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in being involved with Habitat. You can serve on the site, in the office, or at the Store.
Pull together your friends, your family, your co-workers and have fun making a difference. Volunteer groups are a critical piece of our new home construction, as well as our home repair projects. We welcome all types of groups – corporate, faith-based, non-profit, education, civic and community groups.

Some group volunteer opportunities require sponsorship while others do not. Our business partners enjoy great team-building volunteer opportunities for employees, public recognition and promotion of their commitment to Habitat. Check out the sponsorship options available.

If you represent a group interested in volunteering, please call the office at 943-5555 and speak to our Volunteer Coordinator. You may also email Volunteer@habitat-tcp.org.

Our goal is to provide special opportunities for youth to become educated about affordable housing while they volunteer with us. Volunteering is an opportunity to build self-esteem, learn new skills, receive hands-on job training, and develop a life-long spirit of service.

While our construction site is only open to youth 16 and older, we work to find other ways that younger ages can engage with Habitat. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more details.

FAQs for Volunteers

Volunteer hours are not tracked in VolunteerUP. All hours are tracked by Volunteer Services in a central database. If you need a letter of recognition stating your volunteer hours please contact Volunteer Coordinator for assistance.
Volunteers must first sign-in on our volunteer log. A safety meeting will begin shortly after your arrival, followed by a short prayer. The Site Superintendent will then divide volunteers up into small groups to conquer the day’s tasks.
Volunteers need to have an ability to swing a hammer and a willingness to give back to their community! We will teach you the rest.
Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Bring a pair of work gloves and a water bottle. We will provide you with the tools for the day.
Habitat for Humanity does not provide lunch for volunteers so we suggest you bring your own. On occasion, people or groups will provide lunch for all volunteers so you may be surprised on certain build dates.
We ask that you bring your own water bottle to the build site. Habitat for Humanity does have water jugs for volunteers to refill their water bottles throughout the day.
We are always grateful for those who serve Habitat and our volunteers in this way! If you would like to provide lunch for a build day contact the Volunteer Coordinator to set up a date and get more details.
Organizing a build day for your business or church is as easy as contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at (509)943-5555 x205 or emailing her at ewhite@habitat-tcp.org. She will be able to walk you through the application process for larger groups of volunteers.
Yes. Safety standards require that volunteers be 16 or older on construction sites, in the Habitat Store or for a Deconstruct project. Volunteers aged 16 or 17 must have a Liability Form completed by a parent or legal guardian.
While the majority of our volunteer opportunities are most appropriate for youth over the age of 16, we do encourage the involvement of all youth. There are many ways for young people to help the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. For information on how to get youth under the age of 16 involved, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (509)943-5555 x205 or email her at ewhite@habitat-tcp.org.
Sponsorship looks a number of different ways and there are many levels of sponsorship opportunities. Please take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Form to see how your business can not only help Habitat in the volunteering but also financially.

Corperate Sponsorship Form