Volunteers are the heart of what we do.

Our organization receives no government funds to build or rehab Habitat homes. We rely strictly on volunteers and the generosity of community members like you to build and repair homes. Many individuals, families, churches, clubs, and youth groups support the work of Habitat in Lenawee County by volunteering at job sites, providing lunches for volunteers, or praying for families and the Habitat mission. Others share their talents by gifting hours to offer skilled labor as a plumber, carpenter, or electrician.

Volunteer as a Group

There are a variety of ways to get your group involved with Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County. We welcome groups of volunteers from churches, businesses, schools, athletic teams, and other organizations.

You don’t need prior construction experience – just a willingness to learn and serve!  Habitat provides the necessary materials and supervision. Our build sites can generally use anywhere from 5 to 12 volunteers per project; however, we can accommodate more for specific build tasks. To request a team build day, email us at volunteer@habitat-lenawee.org.   Opportunities are subject to staff availability.

After your group day is scheduled, you will receive pertinent information for your build day. All participants must complete and sign a Release and Waiver of Liability. Read more about safety and training here.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a student in need of community service hours for a school club or other organization? A parent looking for volunteer opportunities your family can do together? Youth can help on build sites, at our ReStore and in our office, with available opportunities varying by age.

Any volunteer age 15 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. All minor volunteers must have a liability waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

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Youth Construction opportunities:

Ages 12-13 (accompanied by an adult only): landscaping

Ages 14-15 (accompanied by an adult only): cleaning, painting, landscaping and installing soil-retention fencing

Ages 16-17: all construction tasks that don’t involve climbing ladders or operating power tools

Youth ReStore opportunities:

Ages 14-15 (accompanied by an adult only): sorting, restocking shelves, sweeping and general cleaning; bagging and wrapping at checkout

Ages 16-17: working as a cashier, data entry, moving furniture, receiving donations, stocking, sorting and pricing

School/Youth Groups:

We’re committed to educating and involving young people in helping to address the need for affordable housing. If you are looking for a volunteer engagement opportunity for a group of young volunteers—whether for a school group, Scout troop, or church youth group—please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat-lenawee.org or call 517-265-6157 to discuss opportunities.

Other Ways To Serve

There are plenty of ways to use your time and skills to assist Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County as we work toward our mission of building homes, communities, and hope.

Office Volunteer

Volunteer needs in the office include data entry, filing, preparing mailings, and other administrative tasks.

Event Volunteer

Special events such as fundraisers and volunteer appreciation events take a lot of work. Volunteers are an asset in helping plan, set up, and staff events.

Committee Member

Several committees work with our staff to support our mission, including Resource Development, ReStore, Family Services, and Finance.