Join our Habitat family! Sign up to Volunteer!

The vision Habitat's founder, Millard Fuller, included a ministry whose lifeblood would be its volunteers. Indian River Habitat for Humanity could never have become as successful as it is without our dedicated volunteers.

There are several ways to volunteer at Indian River Habitat for Humanity:

Construction Opportunities

One-Day Build Volunteer

Volunteer for a day by yourself, with a friend, or with a group. Workdays are 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Saturday. The type of work depends on the status of the house. No experience required.

Weekday Volunteer

This requires a time commitment of at least one weekday per week for at least 3 months. Work days are 7:30am to noon Tuesdays through Saturday. No experience required.

Regarding minors volunteering on construction sites, please call Volunteer Coordinator about age restrictions, 772-562-9860, ext. 226.

Construction Crew Leader

Alongside Habitat's Construction Supervisors, crew help provide direction and coaching volunteers. A Crew Leader usually helps guide 4-5 unskilled or semi-skilled volunteers. to produce acceptable results in a safe manner. A Crew Leader can usually guide 4-5 unskilled or semi-skilled volunteers. Work days are 7:30am to noon Tuesdays through Saturday. Training will be provided.

Women Build Crew

National Women Build is an annual Spring event. There is no experience necessary, our jobsite supervisors and experienced Women Build crews will provide guidance and instruction. Learn more...

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More Volunteer Opportunities

Food Angels

Every volunteer's favorite volunteer!

Prepare and/or deliver snacks and beverages to our hard working volunteers at the ReStore or Habitat build site. If you enjoy baking or simply want to pick up something, this is an easy but much needed part of our program.

Office Volunteers

Do you have office skills? If you enjoy clerical work we would love to have you on our team. Our pool of office volunteers work on an “as needed” basis to help with special office projects.

Neighborhood Revitalization Program

The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NR) focuses on providing affordable repairs for low-income families.

Join a team of volunteers as they come together to beautify neighborhoods one home at a time. Projects range from painting and landscaping to minor repairs. You will enjoy the opportunity of working side by side with residents as we improve quality of life for seniors, veterans and other qualifying individuals. Learn more about this program.

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Volunteer Committees

Family Selection Committee

This committee is responsible for evaluating potential partner families. Based on information verified by staff, members recommend qualified families to the Board of Directors for final approval.

Family Support Committee

Mentor a new Habitat homebuyer by helping them through their partnership period followed by one year of homeownership.

Scholarship Committee

This committee is responsible for oversight of a program that assists Habitat homeowners and their children who are committed to advancing their education beyond a high school diploma and/or GED certificate, as well as providing financial assistance toward education-based after school and summer care programs. Learn more about this program.

Special Event Planning

Perfect for volunteers who enjoy event planning. Events include the annual Bowl to Build Scholars, the new Jamaican-Me-Crazy Fest and Hop for Habitat, 5K Run/Walk.

 
 

Volunteer with our fantastic ReStore team!

Help to generate the revenue that builds 1 in 3 Habitat Homes!

Volunteer opportunities include:

Donation Processor

If you like to unpack boxes and find treasures, we have the perfect volunteer position for you! You will unpack, clean, test, ticket, and merchandize these wonderful treasures on the sales floor.

Merchandise Display

If you like decorating, organizing, and creating merchandise displays, then you have found your niche! Use your creativity to make all our great stuff look even better and easier for our customers to find!

Dispatcher

Like to talk on the phone? This one's for you. You'll take donation calls and schedule our trucks to pick up the good stuff!

Warehouse and Driver Assistant

Do we have a workout for you! If you are fit and can handle heavy lifting, we need help loading and unloading merchandise that is sold or being donated.

Repair and Assembly Assistant

If you like to tinker and do minor repairs on furniture, tools, appliances, etc., then you can join a fun group of workshop volunteers!

Sales Assistant

If you are a people person with a friendly smile, you can serve by assisting others in finding what they need.

Donation Researcher and eBay Listing Assistant

We have the best stuff: collectibles, antiques, and one-of-a-kind items! Help us to research the value of these unique items to price and sell online.

Office /Clerical

If you like data entry, following a paper trail, and putting some time into tracking donations, then this is your area to shine!

Join our DeConstruction Team

DeConstruction is the removal of building materials for the purpose of re-use. Join our DeConstruction Team in the removal of kitchens, bathrooms and accessories donated by homeowners in our area. After removal, we sell these materials to the public through the ReStore, generating funds for Habitat.

Regarding minors volunteering on construction sites, please call Volunteer Coordinator about age restrictions, 772-562-9860, ext. 226.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Cathy Harrelson at 772.562.9860, ext. 226, volunteer@ircHabitat.org

How to Become a Volunteer

STEP 1: Attend Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers should attend Volunteer Orientation prior to volunteering. Orientation takes place at our office, The Burnham Center, located at 4568 North U.S. Highway 1,Vero Beach. Orientations dates are listed below. If you would like to get started sooner, you may contact the Volunteer Coordinator for a personal appointment.

STEP 2: Volunteer Placement

Your volunteer experience is most important to us so will place you depending on your interests. Once we know your interests and availability.

STEP 3: Join the Habitat Family!

You are ready to be a part of our Habitat family as we work together to build homes, community and hope in Indian River County!

Our construction site is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30am-12noon. The ReStore is open from 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday with volunteer opportunities starting as early as 8:00am. Times and dates for Neighborhood Revitalization projects vary.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

DECEMBER
Saturday, December 8 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 at 4 p.m.

JANUARY
Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 17 at 4 p.m.

FEBRUARY
Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 at 4 p.m.

MARCH
Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.

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Please contact Cathy Harrelson to register for a Volunteer Orientation, 772.562.9860, ext. 226, volunteer@ircHabitat.org.

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