Volunteer with Habitat
Whatever your skills or available time commitment, Habitat has a place for you to serve. Habitat Catawba Valley accepts volunteers year round for New Constructions, Habitat Repairs! and the ReStore. No experience is necessary, and we provide all necessary materials, tools, and trainings. However, volunteers must be scheduled in advance, so please be sure to register on our volunteer website! Click the button below to access all of our online volunteer opportunities.
How to Register
Click the “All Events” button above, select your desired event from the volunteer calendar which displays, and follow the instructions. The first time you register, you will be prompted to create a user profile. You can then use this profile when signing up for all future events. Once your profile is created, registering is as easy as the click of a button!
Our New Construction program accepts volunteers on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00 – 12:00. We are currently working in Northstone, our newest neighborhood, located at 3461 Falling Creek Rd, Hickory NC 28601. Volunteers should wear sturdy clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.
Our Habitat Repairs! program accepts volunteers on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and occasional Saturdays from 8:30 – 12:30. We are currently serving families throughout Catawba County, so be sure and check the address listed on any repair events. Volunteers should wear sturdy clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.
Volunteers are needed at ReStore Catawba Valley to help sort and price incoming donations, arrange displays, and run the cash register. Volunteers are needed Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 9:45 am – 5:00 pm and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:45 – 7:00 pm. ReStore volunteers can work 4-hour shifts or the whole day, it’s up to you. Our greatest need is for those who can make a regular weekly commitment of 3-4 hours or more, but one-time or occasional volunteers are also needed.
Individual Construction Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer with Habitat Catawba Valley or the ReStore, simply visit our volunteer calendar, select an event that has open slots available, click the "Sign Up" button, and log in to your account to register.
Youth Construction Volunteers
Because Habitat complies with OSHA safety regulations, we require certain age restrictions on our worksites. Our regular construction worksites are open to volunteers 16 and over; however, youth 16-17 years of age cannot operate power tools or work at heights of more than 6 ft off the ground. We are able to accept youth 14 and 15 years of age on non-active construction sites; this includes projects such as painting, landscaping, etc.
If you are interested in scheduling youth 14-15 years of age, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 828-328-4663 (ext. 315). Please note that youth approved projects are dependent upon the availability of our building schedule, and require advanced planning. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and must have a parent/guardian fill out a Waiver of Liability and a Minors Permission Form to be allowed to work on site.
Businesses and Organizations
Habitat currently offers Team Building days for businesses looking for a way to give back to the community while improving morale and learning new skills. Team Building days are scheduled a month or two in advance on any day Wednesday-Saturday. Click here to learn more.