Volunteer FAQs

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding.  We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.

Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact our Affiliate Support Manager by phone (906)228-3578 or email info@mqthabitat.org to sign up for a specific build day. Check out our calendar of Volunteer Opportunities on our website. If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Application Form & Waiver.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty!

If you have them, bring safety glasses, tool belt, a hammer, tape measure and gloves.  If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.

  • 8:00 AM – Check In at Build Site
  • 8:15 AM – Morning Devotion and Safety Meeting
  • 8:30 AM – Construction Begins
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch Break (Lunch is Provided)
  • 12:30 PM – Construction Resumes
  • 3:00 PM – Clean-Up
  • 3:30 PM – Build Day Ends

No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jane Iery by phone (906)228-3578 or email jane@mqthabitat.org for more details.

For more information you can contact our Affiliate Support Manager by phone (906)228-3578 or email info@mqthabitat.org for more information.

We look forward to you volunteering with us!