By volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan, you could be a part of building or repairing homes for families in your community!

Volunteers must complete all sections of the Volunteer Information Form and Release and Waiver and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator prior to their first volunteer opportunity.

If an individual is unable to make the day that he/she has signed up for, he/she should contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.
Volunteers should dress appropriately for the task. Individuals volunteering on the build site or at the ReStore should expect to be working outside and should expect to get dirty. No open-toed shoes are allowed on the build site or the ReStore. Volunteers not dressed properly may be asked to leave.

Volunteers with any special needs should contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Safety is of the utmost importance on the build site and the ReStore. Volunteers should follow the directions of the Construction Supervisor at all times.

Individuals must not be under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs while participating in volunteer opportunities.

Individuals under the age of 18 should consult the Age Restrictions Guidelines regarding applicable volunteer opportunities.

Individuals failing to follow the Volunteer Policy may be asked to no longer volunteer.

In order to provide the best volunteer experience possible, our organization reserves the right to amend or update this policy as needed.

We have the following Age Restrictions for any volunteer under the age of 18:

Volunteers

Ages 14 and 15

  • Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Must not be on-site during construction
  • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet

Ages 16 and 17

  • Must be supervised on a 3 youths: 1 adult ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Can assist with general construction/carpentry
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet
  • Must not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof


There are many ways to get involved and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan.

Below are just a few ways we could use your help!
Construction
ReStore
Construction Lunch Providers
Family Advocates
Committee Positions
Board of Directors

If you have questions about any volunteer activity, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Melching by phone, 989-354-5555 ext. 1003 or by email, smelching@habitatnemi.org.

What volunteer opportunities are available?
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.

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?
Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact Sarah Melching at 989-354-5555 ext. 1003 or smelching@habitatnemi.org to get registered.

Volunteer Sign-Up
What specific tasks can you help with?
When are you available?
Comments/Questions?

What do I wear?
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!

What do I bring?
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 (Please be sure to clearly label your personal tools).

What should I expect for a build day?
8:45 AM – Check In at Build Site
9:00 AM – Morning Safety Meeting
9:10 AM – Construction Begins
12:15 PM – Lunch Break (Lunch is only provided on specific days.  Please check in advance if you will need to bring your own lunch.)
12:45 PM – Construction Resumes
3:30 PM – Clean-Up
4:00 PM – Build Day Ends

Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact the administration office at 989-354-5555 or info@habitatnemi.org for more information.

We look forward to you volunteering with us!