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be a volunteer

Since our founding in 1983, thousands of individual volunteers have been fundamental to Habitat Charlotte’s impact in the community. We welcome everyone, with or without experience, to volunteer in construction, ReStores and other areas.

Become a One-Time or Ongoing volunteer today!

one-time volunteer

General Construction

Get started right away. No construction experience necessary; our skilled site supervisors provide on-site instruction to help get you started.

Training Needed: Provided on-site
Time Commitment: As often as you would like

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Book Drives

Book sales build houses. Help us publicize book drives or collect books in local neighborhoods.

Training Needed: Provided on-site
Time Commitment: Three-hour shifts seasonally

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international volunteering

Join a trip to one of Habitat Charlotte’s international tithe partners.

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ongoing volunteer opportunities

Regular Weekday Crew

Are you experienced in construction or would like to learn more in depth? Weekday crew members choose one day per week as their regular volunteer day. Tasks are assigned each Tuesday.

Training Needed: Volunteer orientation, plus on-site training
Time Commitment: Twice per month

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Habitat Host

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you an early riser? Site hosts spend a couple of hours on a construction site greeting volunteers, assisting with volunteer sign-in, distributing tools and educating others about Habitat Charlotte. Afterward, hosts are welcome to join volunteers in the day’s tasks. Habitat Hosts may also be asked to help at volunteer fairs, community and other special occasions.

Training Needed: Volunteer orientation, plus 1-3 staff-assisted trainings
Time Commitment: One day every other month, minimum

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Crew Leader

Crew leaders assist Habitat Charlotte staff in leading small groups of 4-5 volunteers in particular construction tasks on-site. Great opportunity for volunteers with construction experience and leadership skills.

Training Needed: Volunteer orientation, plus 3 staff-assisted trainings specific to the construction task
Time Commitment: One day every other month, minimum

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Go-To-Crew

If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to be contacted last-minute about critical construction volunteer needs, sign up for Go-To-Crew. This opportunity is great in combination with any of our other volunteer opportunities.

Training Needed: Provided on-site
Time Commitment: As often as you would like

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Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities

You don’t have to swing a hammer to make a difference! Habitat Charlotte has many non-construction volunteer opportunities available through the Charlotte ReStores and Julia’s Café & Books, plus other organizational opportunities for legal services, special events and more.

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community service hours

Complete your hours by volunteering at the ReStore.

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more questions?

Please contact Volunteer Services at 704.716.7078 or volunteer@habitatcharlotte.org.

Volunteer FAQ