Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity.

At Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City, we build – but, swinging a hammer is not a requirement for volunteering. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us in our mission to make affordable housing a reality for families in the communities we serve. Whatever your experience, stage of life, or skill-set, there is a place for you here.

Before you volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City, please take a moment to learn more about how your volunteerism can make a real difference.

Be a Construction Volunteer

Home construction and renovation is a big job and we need all the help we can get. Volunteering on a Habitat worksite is perfect for those looking to get their hands dirty while making a positive impact in the lives of their neighbors.

Volunteer at a ReStore Location

ReStore is a key part of how Habitat builds and renovates homes for those who need decent, affordable housing. ReStore is a great option for those who enjoy being creative while helping customers in a retail setting. Learn more about ReStore here.

There's a job for Everyone

There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities at Habitat. So, whatever your passion and skill set, you can shape your community by serving with us! Read on to learn about some of the ways you can make a big difference.

Build and improve homes, and help families build and improve their futures.

When you volunteer in construction, you’ll see changes in the house, changes in the surrounding neighborhood, and changes within yourself. If that sounds like a great way to spend a day (or two, or three), we’d love to talk with you about how to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City.

We welcome individual volunteers, as well as groups of all kinds. Spending a day or even a few hours helping others can be a great team-building activity for a group from your workplace, church, family, club, or civic organization. Use the buttons below to get started!

Hospitality

Hospitality volunteers help to distribute snacks and water on work sites and help out at other Habitat special events.

ReStore

ReStore volunteers keep our resale store stocked and running smoothly. Click here to volunteer with ReStore.

Community Outreach

Community outreach volunteers work to spread the word about Habitat KC. This helps engage even more people in our mission.

Office Support

Office support volunteers help keep the Habitat wheels in motion by assisting with office work at our headquarters.

Make a lasting difference in your community, no experience required.

Swinging a hammer isn’t the only way to help Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. There are many places you can invest your time and many opportunities to serve – all of them vitally important to providing safe, stable and affordable housing for those who need it.

Here are just a few of the opportunities to serve and invest in a brighter future for local families – but reach out to us if you’re unsure how you might be able to volunteer with Habitat. Have questions? Just give us a call at (816) 924-1096 and our Volunteer Services team will help you find the perfect way for you to improve your community.

Want to do even more with Habitat?

If you are looking to get involved in your community, make the world better, have some fun, and make new friends all at the same time, there’s a Habitat Committee for you. These committees provide strategic planning support for the different key objectives that make up Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Their efforts help give structure and momentum to our organization as we work to provide a decent place to live for area families in need. Click below to learn how you can do even more.

Habitat Committees

Frequently Asked Questions

Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Sleeved, family friendly attire is required.  For safety reasons, closed toe/heel shoes are also required. Athletic shoes or boots are best – no crocs, heels, clogs, sandals, etc.  Dress for the weather.

No, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City does not provide lunch, but there are typically lunch options nearby.

The age requirement for volunteers on Habitat KC construction and renovation sites is 16 years of age and older. Volunteers that are age 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Volunteers who are age 16 or 17 may perform general construction work, but may not engage in certain activities that are considered “ultra hazardous”.  These include the use of power tools, motor vehicles, demolition, roofing, and excavation operations. Please call (816) 924-1096 if you have any questions.

Certainly! We have construction opportunities Wednesday through Saturday every week. Saturday opportunities fill up the quickest so early date selection is important. You should reserve your group workday as early as possible using one of the “Group Volunteers” buttons on this page. A group can reserve a spot for up to 15 people per group. Occasionally a group will need to split between more than one project site to keep the houses moving forward. Accommodating a larger group is dependent on the number of project sites we have available. For more information, please call (816) 924-1096.

We welcome both skilled and unskilled construction volunteers.  Our only requirements are that you be at least 16 years old, are willing to listen to our staff, obey all safety instructions and have the desire to help.  We have skilled site superintendents who will lead you through the building process.

No. Every new volunteer must schedule their volunteer time in advance either online or with the volunteer department in order to ensure that we have space, materials and supervisors available.

Many things determine work progress – what needs to be done, what the volunteers ahead of you have accomplished, and what supplies are available. Therefore, we cannot accurately forecast the type of work you will be doing before you arrive.  In addition, weather can cause alteration, and sometimes cancellation of planned activities.

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