You don’t have to swing a hammer to build a house! Habitat Buffalo relies on dedicated volunteers to assist with every aspect of our organization.

 

Construction
Help build or rehab a home. Construction sites are located across Buffalo, and work Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No construction experience is needed! Tools, instruction, and supervision is provided. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Help is needed year-round. To sign up, create a volunteer profile and select a shift through Volunteer Up

 

ReStore
Volunteer in a socially conscious retail environment.  Assist with merchandising, inventory, cleaning, and customer service. Volunteer opportunities are available on weekdays and weekends. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. To sign up, create a volunteer profile and select a shift through Volunteer Up

 

Administrative
Assist Habitat’s office staff with various project and clerical work. Tasks may include answering phones, opening mail, filing, and data-entry. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. To sign up please contact Angela Watson, Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Committees
Habitat committees are comprised of volunteers, board members, and staff. Each committee has a particular focus, and provides support and guidance to the organization. Members meet monthly, and perform tasks specific to the goals of their committee.

  • Family Selection: review applications, complete home visits interview applicants, and make recommendations regarding the applicants’ qualifications for Habitat Buffalo’s homebuyer program
  • Family Support: assist families currently Habitat Buffalo’s homebuyer program and act as primary liaison between families and Habitat Buffalo; guide families through program requirements, such as sweat equity and classes
  • Events: plan fundraisers or friend-raisers for Habitat Buffalo such as Women Build Week, Leaders Build Week, the ReStore DIY Contest.
  • Site Selection: inspect potential construction sites for new Habitat homes or rehabs; recommend possible houses or sites to Habitat’s Board of Directors and construction team

           

To join a committee please contact Angela Watson, Volunteer Coordinator.