Volunteers provide the essential heart and hands of our programs.
Habitat relies on the generous support of volunteers to ensure the success of all our programs. We invite anyone committed to the vision that all people should have access to decent, affordable housing, and safe, healthy communities to support our work by volunteering with us. We maintain an open door policy welcoming all applicants, donors, and volunteers from all backgrounds and affiliations. No experience is necessary to volunteer; we welcome volunteers of all skill levels to join us as we work to fulfill our mission. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Volunteer to help build homes, communities and hope in San Luis Obispo County today!
Volunteering on a job site as an individual is a rewarding way to serve our community while learning construction skills and building meaningful relationships. Under the supervision of qualified leaders, our construction volunteers work alongside partner families in each of our construction programs.
Construction volunteers are welcome to serve at any time during the building process and may perform a variety of jobs during their shift. Safety training, tools, and materials are provided, just wear work-site appropriate attire and bring your enthusiasm!
Group construction volunteers are welcome; read on to learn more.
Construction Managers and Crew Leaders
Every project is supervised by a qualified Construction Manager or Crew Leader Construction Managers must be licensed contractors, and Crew Leaders must have experience in construction and home repair. Construction projects can include demolition, framing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscape, flooring, painting, finishing, and more. Construction Managers and Crew Leaders will be asked to take charge on a project, providing volunteers with training, leadership, and support during construction. Applicable licensing and experience will be vetted to ensure the safety of all volunteers and partners on the job site.
If you’re interested in volunteering as a Construction Manager or Crew Leader select the option in in your Construction Volunteer Application, and be sure to denote your area of interest or expertise.
Team Build partnerships provide a way for groups to give back to the community while engaging group members in a workday that both builds homes and develops teamwork. With Team Builds, the volunteering group, business, or organization provides a donation to the project and helps to coordinate a schedule of construction volunteers for the project. Team builds may be for single or multiple days and are available for groups of all sizes and skill levels.
Sponsor a Team Build to give your business, organization, or department the chance to work together in new, challenging, and exciting ways. Click to learn more about other partnership opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are retail stores and donation centers that sell new and used home improvement and construction materials to the public. ReStores keep items out of the landfill, provide an affordable source of materials to the community, and financially support the work of Habitat for Humanity in our county.
Each ReStore is managed by a full-time employee of the organization who will guide and support volunteers during their shift. Dedicated ReStore volunteers provide valuable services throughout the store including cashiering, showroom organization, donation clean-up and preparation, merchandise pricing and management, and donation pickup as needed.
Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer in our ReStores.
Apply to Volunteer Today!
Our volunteers are scheduled and managed through the platform GivePulse.
To begin your volunteer application and see current volunteer opportunities, launch GivePulse with the button below. Create your GivePulse platform profile and join the HFHSLOCO group. You’ll be able to view our different programs, apply, and register for the volunteer opportunities that interest you most!
How to get started
- Launch GivePulse platform and create your GivePulse profile.
- Join the HFHSLOCO GivePulse Group page.
- Navigate to the Programs tab to select the type of volunteering.
- Request to join the desired program and complete the application.
- Once approved, you’ll be able to register for open shifts!