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every volunteer helps families build stability

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Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity

Your dependability, reliability, time and talent are key to our success, and we are world-renowned for the empowering, meaningful experiences that we offer.

Every volunteer increases our ability to help more families buy their first home through our affordable mortgage. As a volunteer, you can help in a number of ways, whether you become a core member of our construction team, spend your time at our ReStores or volunteer on one of our Regional Committees.

The first step to volunteering in Calgary is to register for a Welcome Session. If you'd like to volunteer in any of our communities outside of Calgary, please get in touch!

“I volunteer here because I want to contribute to this important cause. I was a teacher administrator for a few years and saw what influence stable housing has on children. It impacts their grades, completion rates, mental stability, and other crucial aspects of their lives.”

Sandy Grassick – Office Volunteer for 14 Years

Sarina and family moving into their new affordable home

1 in 5 Canadians spend more than half their income on shelter

55,000 hours were given to Habitat in 2015

Volunteer at a construction site

A variety of construction work is available year-round, from framing and drywalling, to painting and finishing work. All of the safety equipment, tools and training are provided, so all you have to bring is yourself and we'll take care of the rest! Looking for our team Build Days? Go here.

Please note that our construction volunteer opportunities are currently full due to our build schedule, but we will have many more opportunities in the fall!

To ensure safety on our build sites, construction volunteers must be able to do the following:
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and apply new skills to different situations
  • Follow the instructions of our Site Supervisor independently and without assistance
  • Ability to climb stairs comfortably
  • Adequate vision to do detailed work
  • Use of conversational English
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds

Volunteer at ReStore

When you volunteer at our ReStores, you’re helping us generate funds to cover our overhead costs and ensuring donations to directly toward building more homes. We have two ReStores in Calgary, and one ReStore in Medicine Hat.

ReStore volunteers assist with all elements of retail operations, from creating displays to stocking inventory and building customer relationships. If you love interacting with people and working with a team to accomplish tasks, this would be a great fit for you.

To ensure safety in our ReStores, volunteers must be able to do the following:
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and apply new skills to different situations
  • Follow the instructions of our Floor Supervisor
  • Adequate vision to do detailed work
  • Use of conversational English
  • Ability to lift at least 15 pounds
  • A tolerance the smell of cleaning chemicals
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (4 hours)
  • Comfort working in steel toe shoes.

 

Volunteer for special events

When you volunteer for events, you’re helping us generate the awareness, advocacy, and funds needed to grow our program and continue to provide home ownership solutions for working families. 

We are involved with numerous events year-round, including the Calgary Home + Garden Show, Calgary Home + Design Show and more! If you’d like to be part of the planning and execution of these events. 

 

Volunteer in our office

If you would like to give your time and talent as an administrative whiz, there are many opportunities available to share your skills. 

Ready to get started?

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