Volunteer with Habitat
The work of Habitat for Humanity is only possible because of the hundreds of volunteers throughout Frederick County who partner with us. Volunteers come with a variety of skills, interests and passions that contribute to our work helping Frederick County residents find strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.
Join us by swinging a hammer, working a shift at the ReStore, serving on a committee, leading a team of fellow volunteers or filling one of many other volunteer opportunities! Whether you are a student, retired, working full-time or raising a family, we have opportunities for you! As a volunteer, you will gain new experiences and learn firsthand about the need for more affordable home ownership opportunities in Frederick County. You will learn new skills on and off our construction sites and have the opportunity to meet the incredible individuals and families who partner with Habitat for Humanity to earn their own home. We work with volunteers just like you every day. It is our volunteers who get the work done at Habitat for Humanity and we are deeply grateful.
There is no required time commitment for our volunteers. Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, your support is welcome!
Join us on our construction sites as we build, renovate and repair homes for our neighbors in Frederick County who are in need of a “hand up, not a hand out”. No construction experience is needed. Come learn a new set of skills! Tasks include framing walls, installing siding, painting and much more!
2Construction Crew Leaders
Volunteer Crew Leaders can be identified on all our job sites by their red hats! Members of this red hat crew are experienced in construction. They provide leadership and training to our volunteers, while moving each project forward towards completion. We are always looking for more crew leaders to join this team, as they are essential to our work in Frederick County. See the Volunteer Crew Leader job description for more information..
Volunteers are crucial to the success of our ReStore! Our volunteers work regular shifts at the ReStore completing duties such as: customer service, answering the phones, running the register, loading and unloading vehicles, pricing merchandise, and more! Learn more about volunteering at the ReStore.
Periodically during the year, Habitat for Humanity hosts events to raise funds for our work in Frederick County. You can support these events by serving on the event committee or by volunteering at the event.
The work of Habitat for Humanity is guided and completed by those who serve on our committees. These committees include our Construction Committee, Family Services Committee, Women Build Committee, Resource Development Committee, Board of Directors and more!
Volunteers can support the behind-the-scenes work of Habitat for Humanity by helping with administrative tasks in our office.
How can I volunteer?
Sign up to be a volunteer.
To view the volunteer calendar and schedule, please visit our VolunteerUp webpage.
Volunteers should register and then sign up to volunteer at the posted builds and events.
Below is an instructional video on registering as a new user on VolunteerUp. If you have questions or run into any issue with your registration or sign-in, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Ajuria, at email@example.com or 301-698-2449 x7.
Volunteer as a team.
Do you have a group interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity? We welcome teams of volunteers from businesses, corporations, non-profits, churches and civic groups. To learn more about volunteering as a team, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Ajuria, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-698-2449 x7.
There are certain age restrictions in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity:
- Individuals between the ages of 14 and 16 can only work with the volunteer positions located at the Habitat for Humanity office and some home repairs projects.
- Individuals aged 16 to 18 can do general construction; however, they cannot do any form of excavation, demolition, use power tools, work at heights above 6 feet or do roofing.
- Any volunteer over the age of 18 can do any of the various construction-related jobs on the site.
- Individuals aged 16 to 17 can volunteer in our ReStore if accompanied by a parent or guardian.