Individual Volunteers

Volunteers are the real heart behind Habitat for Humanity. Each year, hundreds of volunteers lend a hand to build homes with us right here in our community.

Whether you’re a skilled builder or have never picked up a hammer, volunteering at the Habitat build site will be a life-changing experience for you and for our homeowners.  We can’t do it without you.

Get Started

Habitat homes are built with 70% volunteer labor. Construction volunteers work alongside our dedicated construction team, crew leader volunteers, and partner families to help us build Habitat houses.

Construction volunteer opportunities take place Wednesday-Saturday and a full-day commitment from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM is required.

Here’s how to get started…

1
Create A Volunteer Profile

All individual volunteers must create a volunteer profile, by clicking  here:

VOLUNTEER PROFILE

Click “Register” and follow the instructions to create your volunteer profile and tell us a little more about yourself!

Then, please print, complete, and bring the following form to the construction site on your first volunteer day.

VOLUNTEER WAIVER

Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on a job site.

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COMPLETE Safety Training

Once you’ve made a profile, you will need to complete a Lockton Safety Training, here:

SAFETY TRAINING

Upon completion and passing a simple quiz you will receive a certificate.

As part of our ongoing commitment to zero tolerance for abuse and harassment of any kind, it is recommended that volunteers watch the following 10-minute video.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING VIDEO

Habitat for Humanity International has no tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. Nothing is more important than the welfare of the people in the communities where we work, our volunteers, and our staff. Details can be found in our safeguarding policy.

3
IT’s Hammer Time!

After you complete the safety training, you can begin signing up for volunteer shifts.

Just log into your volunteer profile to see a list of available volunteer days.

Questions?

Contact Cory at coryb@buttehabitat.org
or 530-361-6705.

Day at a glance

  • A full day’s work is from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • You will be working outside so dress accordingly
  • Pack your own lunch and bring a water bottle
  • The day begins with onsite training and consists of an orientation and hands-on safety training
  • Tools and safety equipment are provided

What to Bring

It is recommended that you wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, and a willingness to work and learn. Tools are provided but you may bring your own hand tools if you desire.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age to volunteer on a construction site is 16. Ages 14 – 15 can work on landscaping and painting projects. Both individuals and youth groups are encouraged to lend a helping hand. 

All Are WElcome

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County has an open-door policy

All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.  

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize.  This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Addresses

Location  |  220 Meyers St. Chico, CA 95928

Mailing  |  P.O. Box 3073
Chico, CA 95927

Hours

 Mon-Fri | 9:00am -5:00pm

Contact

info@buttehabitat.org
(530) 343-7423

RESTORE

(530) 895-1271
Tues-Sat | 8:00am-4:00pm   

Donations Accepted Until 3:30pm

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