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Volunteer Value Statement:

Habitat Huronia relies on volunteers in every aspect of our organization and values the time, talents, and passions volunteers contribute to achieving our mission, through leadership, programs, special projects and serving the public. Engaging individual volunteers and connecting with local schools, service clubs, businesses, and government departments links us to people with diverse skills, cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities that strengthen our capacity to meet the needs of our ReStore, Events and Builds. We are committed to creating a warm, safe, and inclusive environment where the unique gifts of volunteers are recognized and nurtured and where dedicated staff support meaningful volunteer opportunities

Volunteer with us:

Whether you are looking to develop new skills, share your expertise or meet new people, we invite you to volunteer with us at our Habitat ReStores, on our build site or on a committee. There are volunteer opportunities 7-days a week, and we offer a wide range of ways to get involved with flexible hours. We welcome everyone 14 years of age and up to join us in helping families in need of a safe and decent place to live.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. Be part of a team of volunteers that strengthen our communities, change lives, and make our community a more inclusive and sustainable place to live.

 

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Kitchens to Homes

This hands-on team goes to homes in various neighborhoods in the Simcoe County and New Tecumseth Area to carefully dismantle and remove entire kitchens, doors, fixtures, and major appliances from donors’ homes to sell in our ReStores. If you enjoy physical work, plumbing or have electrical knowledge or a willingness to learn — this could be for you. Fill Out Our Application.

We require our volunteers to:

  • Willing to work in a team
  • Comfortable working with tools
  • Capable of lifting 25lbs
  • Comfortable standing for long periods of time
  • Able to work with 2-3 step instructions
  • Must be available for during the week
  • Deconstruction is a minimum of 4 hours
  • Provide a criminal reference check
  • Wear certified safety shoes
  • Attend an orientation

Group Build Day volunteer

We welcome you to build with us! Your group can directly help hardworking families to escape substandard living conditions, gain stability and improve their lives, through building affordable homeownership.

Habitat Huronia offers a unique way for groups to give back to the community by building together during one of our Habitat Team Build Days. Equally rewarding, you can also volunteer alongside a Habitat family! Habitat Huronia relies on the generosity of our supporters to fund the construction of our homes. Groups will have a fundraising goal or they can choose from a pre-set level.

We make it easy to fundraise by providing your team with a personalized online fundraising page to use to reach out to your colleagues, friends and family and request that they sponsor your volunteer efforts. If you prefer, we can also provide printed pledge forms.

For information please contact  [email protected]

ReStore Volunteer

Looking for a creative way to give back to your community? Looking for a work placement opportunity or to complete your student volunteer hours? Join our Barrie or Alliston ReStore and assist with jobs including assembling donated items, stocking and organizing shelves, customer service, assisting on truck deliveries/pick-ups, moving items for display, and more!

We require our volunteers to:

  • Wear certified safety shoes
  • Be capable of lifting 20lbs
  • Comfortable standing for extended periods of time
  • Able to work with 2 to 3 step instructions
  • Attend a 1 hour orientation
  • Complete 80 hours – Letter of Reference from the ReStore Manager
  • The Volunteer form is fine.

work placements

A Work Placement with Habitat Huronia ReStore means we treat you like staff and it gives you something recent and unique to add to your resume. We schedule you for a minimum of two days a week (8 hour day) and after 80 hours we provide a letter of reference and you can add us to your resume as a work placement.

We have opportunities available to provide customer service, load and unload trucks, help on deliveries, and assist as a cashier. You must be available for two full shifts a week.

For Information or to setup an interview, contact the Volunteer Manager Jennifer at 877-835-2001 x102 or [email protected] 

Co-op Placement

We offer exciting opportunities for recent graduates, students, and working professionals in our Marketing, Construction, ReStore, Fund Development, and Volunteer Services departments. A resume and a brief interview is required for most positions to assess suitability.

These positions are on a first come, first served basis as positions become available. We will only accept one student at a time.

To submit a resume, or for more information, please contact Jennifer Hastings at [email protected] or 705-727-0802 x102

Committee Volunteers

Our committee members contribute invaluable ideas, industry experience, and support to Habitat Huronia. Several current committees include Family Services, Land, Health and Safety, Build and Fundraising. A resume, an interview and a criminal reference check is required for most positions to assess suitability.

To submit a resume, or for more information, please contact Jennifer Hastings at [email protected] or 705-727-0802 x102