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Volunteer

How can I volunteer with Habitat?

We have many ways for you to volunteer – from building Habitat homes locally and globally, sitting on a board, or helping at a Habitat ReStore.

Construction Volunteers

Crew Leader

Under the supervision of the build coordinator, Crew Leaders will work with multiple skilled volunteers who can construction day. Crew Leaders have four basic responsibilities: providing on-the-job training and supervision for semi-skilled and unskilled volunteers; ensuring necessary tools are on site for specific tasks; maintaining safety, including the safe use of equipment, protective measures for workers, pacing workers, etc.; and maintaining quality. Crew leaders, themselves should perform tasks that require a high level of skill. Crew leaders also should be able to quickly assess the abilities of volunteers, teach crew members proper construction techniques, answer their questions and show patience.

Construction Volunteers

We are always looking for construction volunteers with a wide range of skills and skill levels (trades people, skilled amateurs, eager helpers). We need volunteers who are willing to participate in: ICF installation, framing, siding, drywalling, painting, plumbing, roofing, flooring, cabinet installation, and much more.

ReStore

Sales Associate

This position is responsible for customer interactions, and pricing donated items as directed. This position also takes care of a variety of tasks related to ensuring that the ReStore is kept neat and orderly.

Processing Centre Assistant

This position is responsible for assisting in receiving of donations and preparing them for sale, assisting customers with carry-outs and helping to keep the Donation Centre clean and organized

Appliance Tester

This position is responsible for ensuring donated household appliances are clean, in good working order and ready for resale (fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.).

Electronics Tester

This position is responsible ensuring donated household electronics are clean, in good working order and ready for resale. We are looking for volunteers with an aptitude for electronics for this position.

Office Volunteers

Customer Service Assistant

This position is responsible for volunteering during office hours, answering telephone calls, booking customer pickups and deliveries and answering general inquiries. Office experience is an asset.

Office Administration

This position is responsible for volunteering on a regular basis during office hours (1/2 day per week, twice a month etc.) Word processing experience would be an asset. Tasks may include taking notes, answering phone calls, data entry, participating in task force meetings and more.

Special Events

This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to Habitat for Humanity’s special events.Tasks include reaching out to community partners, participating in meetings, selling tickets, and more.

Committee Volunteers

You may wish to put your skills and knowledge to use by sitting on one of the committees with Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area, such as:

  • The Fundraising Committee
  • The Family Services Committee
  • The Build Committee
  • The ReStore Committee

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with HFHSSMA, please complete a Volunteer Application.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with HFHSSMA, please complete a Volunteer Application and bring it  into the ReStore