We need your help to make our vision of affordable housing a reality.  You can contribute your time, energy and skills to accomplishing the goal of ending substandard housing.

 

Volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds with a variety of interests and talents. You are most likely familiar with the image of a Habitat volunteer in a hard-hat, wielding a hammer.  While building volunteers are extremely important to Habitat's work but there are also many other ways to get involved. 

Construction

Some portions of our build projects are staffed by local contractors so our greatest need is for the “occasional” volunteer. These are people in the community who are willing to show up at a build site on their day off and help build a home. It can also be a person who has been a long-time volunteer who helps out at a moment's notice. We rely and appreciate these perfect examples of the "salt of the earth" volunteers who hammer, haul, scrub and paint our plans into reality. There’s a variety of volunteer opportunities available on a new Habitat home build site-starting from the beginning, through to completion of a home. Previous construction experience is not required, all we ask is a willingness to learn and serve! 

 

Our construction team is skilled in home construction and working with volunteers with all skill levels.

Some of the jobs our volunteers do:

  • ​​Framing

  • Raising the outer walls

  • Insulation 

  • Installing Windows

  • Sheathing Exterior walls

  • House Wrap & Siding 

  • Site Clean Up

  • Hardware Installation

  • Landscaping

  • Interior & Exterior Painting

  • Flooring 

  • Cabinetry Installation 

  • Door Installation

Individual and Group Volunteering 

If you have some time to spare and you would like to make a difference in your community and the lives of those who need help, please consider getting involved.  We welcome faith organizations and service clubs to get involved with Habitat.  Habitat for Humanity volunteers are distinguished by having that special warmth of charity of the heart. You can be assured, that feeling you get by “giving back to society” will last a lifetime.

Corporate Opportunities

We have many opportunities for corporations and local businesses to get involved. Your company team can work on and make contributions to the construction of decent, affordable housing in our communities. We offer company volunteer days reserved solely for your company team, publicity photos, and community recognition. 

Youth Volunteering 

Volunteers ages 16 and 17 are welcome to build with us with a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. We require the youth to be accompanied by an adult 25 years of age or older. For liability reasons youth under the age of 16 are not allowed on our construction sites while work is going on. We do, however, have opportunities for the youth to serve lunch to the volunteers at the construction site.  

Long Term Volunteering 

We have long-term volunteer positions (1+ year) available serving on one of our committees. If you are interested in volunteering long-term please email us.

Other Opportunities 

Building homes is our main focus but there are other volunteer opportunities available as well.

Volunteer at the ReStore  

Throughout the year we have various needs for volunteers both inside and outside the office. These needs can include volunteering at our ReStore, bulk mailings, office help, serving lunches at a build site, fund-raising events and staffing information tables at various functions. You can indicate your interest for these opportunities on your Volunteer Up profile.

Ready to Take the Next Step? 

To become a Habitat volunteer, please register on-line via our “Volunteer Up” database system. When you log in and register as a new volunteer, you will be provided a profile page where you can let us know what your interests are, any special talents or skills you may have and your availability. Once you’re registered, you'll have access to the Volunteer Up Project Calendar. We'll also be able to contact you whenever we have specific volunteer opportunities available.  If you need further assistance regarding volunteering,  please email info@habitatsumter.org or call (803) 775-5767.

 

If you would like to schedule a group or corporate event, please contact Theresa White at info@habitatsumter.org  or (803) 775-5767.

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