Over the last 31 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.
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.
There's so many ways you can help out, check out the different opportunities below:
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.
Cleaning donated merchandise, stocking shelves, cleaning the store, pick-ups and deliveries and various other retail store related tasks.
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.
Assist with inputting data, answering phones, donor stewardship, cleaning and other tasks as needed.
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.
Guide, support and engage with Habitat at a higher level as a board member. Monthly meetings and additional sub-committee participation required.
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
Ages 16 and 17
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!