Give Your Time
Get Involved - Every Hand makes a difference. Every Volunteer can help families build independence.
Volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat. Time and time again, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless hours of volunteering.
Habitat for Humanity seeks passionate individuals and organizations to join us in building strength, stability and self-reliance through home ownership in Door County. Individuals and groups of all skill levels, abilities, experience, race, religion, age, gender, and background are welcomed!
All volunteers play a huge role in the success of Door Habitat for Humanity.
- Most positions require no experience, just a willingness to show up and learn!
- Some opportunities have minimum age requirements.
- We have fun and meaningful opportunities year-round that can maximize your expertise and effort.
- We have one-time opportunities for those with a busy schedule. We have more regular opportunities for volunteers who would like to make an on-going commitment.
- We love volunteer groups! Pull together your friends, family, or coworkers and have fun making a difference.
Put your time to work for our community.
Fill out and submit your Volunteer Quick Form
There are many ways to have an impact in the Door County Habitat community. See specific incremental volunteer needs below.
Complete the online form today! With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
There are many ways to help Door Habitat. ReStore, Home Repair, Newsletters, Marketing, and Leadership. Complete the online form today!
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
***** Get Recognized*****
2019 Volunteer Group of the Year: Habitat Home Repair!
Door County Habitat for Humanity home repair volunteers were awarded the 2019 Group Volunteer of the Year. Each year the Volunteer Center of Door County honors the inspirational work of Door County volunteers and the nonprofits they serve. Gary Wemmert and Dan Hubing accepted the award on behalf of the Door County Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Team.
"What a wonderful surprise. This was great recognition for something that I enjoy doing. I believe in the Habitat purpose. We can help a bunch of people and make a difference in Door County!"
– Gary Wemmert - Habitat Volunteer, Home Repair Project Leader, former Board Member
Committees and Events
"Even though I don’t have construction skills, I help Door County Habitat for Humanity ‘build’ the future.
I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity because I know the importance of ‘home’ for me and many others. Behind every successful person, there is a sound support network. My support and strength comes from my family with the comfort and joy I feel at home. I contribute so others achieve this same type of satisfaction and foundation for success.
Last year, I worked on the Habitat Vintage Market Fair/Artist Bird houses. Now, I’m working with the Habitat marketing and web team. I’m taking my basic business skills and learning something new.
Those of us who are lucky enough to live in Door County can give back by helping others achieve home ownership. Come join us!"
– Paula Latta - Habitat Volunteer, Board Member
"I just do simple tasks: I’m only the ‘cleaner’. I’m like Bullwinkle - the sweeper at the end of the show. No matter how complex or simple, it’s recognized and really appreciated deep down. It’s a great feeling to have."
– Dan Hubing - Habitat Volunteer, Facilities, ReStore, former Board Member
You don’t have to swing a hammer to build a Habitat Home. Every hand helps more families build strength, stability, and independence.
Some examples of volunteer opportunities are: Build Site Volunteers, Food Preparers/Donors for the build site, Home Repair Projects, Deconstruction Projects, Committee Members, Special Event Planning and Event Volunteers, Fundraising, Website/Marketing, ReStore Merchandise Associates and Merchandise Preparation, ReStore Cashier, Restore Recycling and Repair, Donation Pick Up Assistants, UpCycle room (Reclaim for a Cause - Refurbish furniture for sale in the ReStore), Community service, Administration activities, Social Media Management.
Construction Site Host
Site Hosts manage key aspects of the work site on build days (generally Tuesdays and Thursdays). They greet the construction volunteers and contractors as they arrive on site, assist with questions and issues, and assist in setting up water, snack and lunch.
We do critical repairs to existing homes. These projects take place in a much smaller time frame. Activities could include: Roofing, Painting, Construction of a handicap accessible ramps, Landscaping, and Home safety repair.
Home Repair Project Leaders
These volunteers manage all aspects of Home Repair Projects - from initial inspection and project scope management with homeowner through completion. Estimates are generated to complete project application and review. The project lead identifies volunteer labor needs and length of project. Then, either leads the project execution or appoints another volunteer leader. Experience with home repair construction is helpful.
Deconstruction Project Leaders
These volunteers inspect potential deconstruction projects with homeowner, determine salvageable materials, volunteer labor and tool requirements to complete the project. The leader then coordinates timing of the project with the homeowner and volunteer coordinator to schedule. Experience with basic home construction is helpful.
Habitat Committee Roles
Home Build, Home Repair, Marketing, Website, PR, Event Management, Fund Raising and Grant Development, Homeowner Selection and Support, Finance, ReStore Operations Advisory Committee, Support Services, Volunteer Leadership, Board Development.
Artists for Habitat
Local artists donate their time and talent to bring creative habitats to your home. We have bird houses and butterfly houses for sale in our UpCycle room and at Habitat events. Photographers donated proceeds of Door County note cards to Habitat for Humanity. Read their stories and make a donation to Habitat by purchasing one of these Door County creations.
Thank You Volunteers!
We love to celebrate our volunteers and all the time they contribute to the Door County Habitat for Humanity community. Take a few minutes to document your time here – we are forever grateful!
Habitat ReStore Sales
ReStore volunteers help in all areas of the operation of the ReStore. Whether you prefer to organize the items we have for sale or help customers find their new treasure, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help with cleaning, organizing, receiving donations, check out, and friendly customer assistance. We have jobs for all skill levels, regular shifts or periodic volunteering. You can help every week or even once in a while.
We need more help as the ReStore grows and improves. Specific incremental volunteer needs are:
Monday: Two Front Counter People; 3 Sales Floor People
Tuesday: One Front Counter Person
Wednesday: Two Front Counter People; 3 Sales Floor People
Thursday: One Front Counter Person; 2 Sales Floor People
Friday: Two Front Counter People; 2 Sales Floor People
Saturday: Two Front Counter People; 2 Sales Floor People
Front Counter, Cash Register and Phones: Cover the front counter by answering the phone, greeting customers coming in, checking out customers (training provided on our register), cleaning and pricing small donations that come in. Skills needed: phone etiquette, basic cash handling
Sales floor: Put away donations, assist customers with finding items, carry out purchases (as able), organize sales areas, clean and price donations. Skills needed: willingness to help, some lifting required, but team lifting can happen when we have enough volunteers.
Habitat ReStore Pickup and Delivery
Help with our Wednesday donation pick up or purchase delivery! We do pick ups every Wednesday. You can help every week or even once in awhile.