Volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat.
Time and time again, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless hours of volunteering. Through this collective effort we have been able to continue our mission to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low income families in the West Central Minnesota area. Thank You Volunteers!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota still aims to seek passionate individuals and organizations to join us in our fight against substandard housing in Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Meeker, Renville & Swift Counties & the City of Cokato.
There are so many ways you can make a difference in your community. Volunteers of all skill levels, races and religions are welcome!
FAITH RELATIONS LIAISON: Are you a motivator? Do you enjoy public speaking and sharing your passion with others? Our liaisons are committed individuals willing to seek out partners in faith to strengthen and gain support for our mission. Liaisons work in partnership with their church by extending the opportunity for congregations to engage in our ministry and become involved with Habitat.
FOOD PREPARATION FOR VOLUNTEERS: Maybe your talent is in food preparation. Do you enjoy cooking…baking? We are always in need of individuals to provide baked goods for our volunteers. Meal-preparation is also needed from time-to-time for our ReStore workers or on our build sites. Consider baking some cookies, cupcakes, breads, cakes…whatever your specialty is, and sharing them with our Habitat volunteers.
OTHER: There is work for everyone. If you have skills or interests you think can assist Habitat please contact Marybeth Nelson our Executive Director at 320-231-2704 or email her: email@example.com and she will assist you in how best to get plugged in.
Signing Up To Volunteer Is Easy! Contact us today and let us help you get started! You can complete a Volunteer Application online. We will contact you for registration and scheduling. Check out our volunteer listings if you need ideas on how best to help!
Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.
7:45 AM – Check In at Build Site
8:00 AM – Morning Devotion and Safety Meeting
8:10 AM – Construction Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch Break (Lunch is Provided)
12:30 PM – Construction Resumes
3:00 PM – Clean-Up
3:30 PM – Build Day Ends
Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact Marybeth Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a specific build day. Check out our calendar of Volunteer Opportunities on our website. If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Information Form and a Release and Waiver.
No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.
We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact Marybeth Nelson at email@example.com for more details.
If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty!