Volunteers are the heart and the backbone of Habitat

Over the last 30 years, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless volunteer hours. Through this collective effort local families have been able to partner with us to build affordable homes, make critical repairs to their homes, and build ramps for accessibility. Volunteer service has made a huge impact on our friends, families and neighbors in Marquette County. Our profound gratitude to our many past, present and future volunteers. Thank you!

We invite people from all walks of life to continue work together to eliminate poverty housing in Marquette County.

Signing Up To Volunteer Is Easy!

To join our volunteer team, head over to Yoopers United and check out our current volunteer opportunities. Signing up on the website is easy but if you need help or don't have internet access we are only a phone call away! (906) 228-3578

Once you sign up you will need to download the Volunteer Application & Waiver

Construction volunteers need to complete our free online safety course, offered through our insurance company.  Go to hfhaffiliateinsurance.com to participate in the training.  

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity volunteer

There's so many ways you can help out, check out the different opportunities below:

Construction

A variety of construction related tasks. Framing walls, decking, siding, drywall, painting, flooring, roofing, installing windows and doors, landscaping, etc. Generally construction takes place Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with Saturdays pre-arranged only. No one under 16 permitted on working job site.

ReStore

Cleaning donated merchandise, stocking shelves, cleaning the store, pick-ups and deliveries and various other retail store related tasks.

Lunch Provider

Making lunches for the volunteer crews and/or delivering lunches to feed hungry volunteers. Need varies. On any given day we can have from 2 to 25 volunteers working.

Office

Assist with inputting data, answering phones, donor stewardship, cleaning and other tasks as needed. 

Committees

Join the Family Selection Committee to help with the selection of future partner families or the Construction & Repairs Committee to guide and support our construction efforts.

Board of Directors

Guide, support and engage with Habitat at a higher level as a board member. Monthly meetings and additional sub-committee participation required. 

Volunteer FAQs

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site, home repair or ramp installation. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding.  Individuals or businesses can also sign up to provide lunches to the construction crews. 

We have the following Age Restrictions for any volunteer under the age of 18:

Ages 14 and 15

  • Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Must not be on-site during construction
  • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet

​​Ages 16 and 17

  • Must be supervised on a 3 youths: 1 adult ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Can assist with general construction/carpentry
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, or power tools
  • Must not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof

Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. You can sign up through Yoopers United. Or call our Volunteer Coordinator and we can get you started!

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.

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.

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. Individuals volunteering on the build site or at the ReStore should expect to be working outside and should expect to get dirty. Volunteers not dressed properly may be asked to leave.

 

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please let our Volunteer Coordinator know!

For more information call our Volunteer Coordinator at (906)228-3578 or email info@mqthabitat.org