Got questions? We’ve got answers?

Get ready for a fun, meaningful day of volunteerism! Check our frequently asked questions. 


How do I sign up to volunteer?
First, complete our registration and waiver. You will be redirected to our construction calendar.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 16 or older. Minors are required to have a parent/guardian sign-off on their waiver. 

Do I need experience to volunteer?
Nope, just a good attitude and a willingness to learn!

What time do I volunteer?
If you are volunteering on our construction site, volunteer sifts begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. If you are volunteering in another area of Habitat Buffalo, check your confirmation email or contact our Volunteer Coordinator. 

What should I wear to volunteer?
If you are working on a construction site or in the ReStore, dress appropriately for the weather. We suggest layers, waterproof shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Should I bring a lunch?
Yes, be sure to bring a lunch. Please note, there is no refrigeration on our construction sites.

Should I bring my own tools?
All tools, supplies, and safety gear will be provided by Habitat Buffalo. 

What is the difference between a “sponsor group” and a “non-sponsor group”?
Sponsors make our mission possible by funding all or a portion of the cost of a house. In exchange for their donation, sponsors are entitled to special build days on the house they’ve funded. Non-sponsor groups are teams that have not made a financial contribution.