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. Another way to volunteer with us is at the ReStore, where volunteers assist in receiving donations and keeping the floor stocked.
Do I need to sign up to volunteer?
Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Justin Byrd at (269)966-2502 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a specific build day. If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Application and a release Waiver and Liability form.
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, if you are working on a construction site, you will probably 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.
What should I expect for a build day?
- 8:55 AM – Check In at Build Site
- 9:00 AM – Construction Begins
- 11:30 AM – Lunch Break (You’ll Need to Bring Your Own)
- 12:00 PM – Construction Resumes
- 2:45 PM – Clean-Up
- 3:00 PM – Build Day Ends
What if I have no previous construction experience?
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.
What if I have previous construction experience?
We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Justin Byrd at (269)966-2502 Ext. 107 or contact him using the form below for more information.
We look forward to you volunteering with us!