creates the opportunity to build a better life.
There are many opportunities for volunteers within Habitat for Humanity. Even if you've never picked up a hammer, there are so many ways you can help your community! Read more below to find out how you can make a difference in your community with Habitat for Humanity!
Construction - Individuals & Groups
SOME FUN FAQS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING...
There are a variety of ways to get involved, from volunteering on construction sites to working in the office to joining a committee or cooking lunch for construction site volunteers, there is literally something for everyone.
Read more information below, or if you’re already sold ... go ahead and contact us to get yourself involved!
Volunteer for a day by yourself, with a friend, or with a group of up to 12 people. The construction sites run from 8:00 am until about 3:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, and the type of work depends on status of the house. Flexibility helps. Experience in construction is helpful, but not required.
Groups work on team building projects that help them work together and have fun making a difference. For more information and to submit a group request form click here.
SKILLED VOLUNTEER POSITIONS…
A Crew Leader will be expected to guide 4-5 volunteers of varying skill levels; they demonstrate tasks, maintain standards, monitor safety and assure that the volunteers have enough meaningful work to have a satisfying experience. We provide crew leader training. Training opportunities are 7 weeks long and occur a few times a year.
NON-CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES…
If you are interested in any of the opportunities below please contact us at gro.c1516787038ktati1516787038bah@r1516787038eetnu1516787038lov1516787038.
Provide worksite lunches
Provide a lunch for construction work crews. It can be simple, like sandwiches, you can cook & deliver, or you can bring a grill to the site and cook-out. This can be a great opportunity for faith, civic, families or youth groups.
Office volunteers perform a wide range of administrative tasks in support of Habitat’s business responsibilities. Duties may include filing, answering phones, greeting the public, preparing mailings, and/or data entry. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Under 16
We sometimes have opportunities for children 16 and under. Please contact our volunteer dept. at gro.c1516787038ktati1516787038bah@r1516787038eetnu1516787038lov1516787038 for more information.
Family Services Committee
The committee works as a liaison between families and Habitat for Humanity Kansas City. Members assist families in the transition from renter to homeowner, coordinate groundbreaking ceremonies, house blessings and homeowner skills workshops. Other members of the committee establish the eligibility criteria and accept applications for homeowner partners. Applications are available in the office and accepted all year long. The committee screens applications, does credit checks, explains the Habitat program to the applicants and makes home visits before recommending partner families to the Board.
Fund Development Committee
Members of this committee are responsible for locating the resources needed to build houses (i.e., people, material and money). A background in fundraising is helpful and preferred.
Members of this committee are responsible for site selection and acquisition, house design, organization of the construction plan, setting policies for house specifications and overseeing the quality of construction. Construction expertise is required.
Special Events Committee
Members of this committee will work with staff members to plan larger events (like Parade of Playhouses and the Birthday party) and fundraisers throughout the year. Party and event planning experience preferred.