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Volunteer

We can't do it without you!

Blue Water Habitat is a volunteer-driven organization - our small staff can't manage all the great work we do! There are volunteer opportunities available in all aspects of our work.


Volunteer areas:

Construction 

 

Home Repairs (ABWK)  Our A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program kicks off with minor exterior home repairs in partnership with 6 homeowners on June 22, 2016. To learn more about these one day volunteer projects and to see how you can volunteer visit our CALENDAR!

Construction volunteers do not need to have any special skills, just a willingness to work and learn. We have experienced site supervisors and seasoned construction volunteers on site to help out and lead! We also have opportunities for site hosts (greet and sign in volunteers, assist with gathering material and tools, keep the tool trailer clean, etc.) and lunch volunteers. If you have questions about how you can get involved or would like to sign up a group to volunteer you can always contact us at 810-985-9080 ext. 206.

  

Deconstruction--our deconstruction projects vary, but volunteers are needed to help remove items from deconstruction projects before a property is demolished or remodeled by the owner.  The great part about deconstructions is that we can salvage so much to sell in the ReStore, recycle or sell as scrap, helping to reduce landfill impact and raise additional funds to combat substandard housing in our area!  

 

ReStore--our location in Port Huron sells gently used building material, home goods, appliances and so much more!  The ReStore is primarily run by volunteers who work the front end of the store checking out customers and accepting donations. We have a team of volunteers that drive our ReStore truck to pick up donations.  

 

Committees--we have an amazing team of volunteers that serve on several committees for the affiliate.  These volunteers help oversee an operational area and provide support to keep our programs running.

     Family Services - This committee works to find and qualify families for our programs. Volunteers work with interested applicants throughout the application process and continues to support them as they move through the program

     ReStore - The ReStore is a retail arm of Blue Water Habitat and volunteers with retail experience, marketing knowledge or a love of all things ReStore are welcomed to help move the store forward!

     Fund Development - Do you like planning events or consider yourself great at raising funds for a good cause?  Our Fund Development committee is always working on new ideas to help strengthen the funding that makes our many programs possible.

   Office Work--we often need some volunteers to help out in the office. This could be data entry or database management, stuffing envelopes or helping organize records.  If you're better with computers than hammers, we could use your help keeping our files up to date!

 

Board of Directors--our entire leadership at Blue Water Habitat is volunteers; if you are passionate about helping families realize the dream of homeownership and providing assistance to existing homeowners then we'd love to have your vision and talents lead us!

 For more information about volunteering please call our office at:

810-985-9080 ext. 206

 

You can also request volunteer information by emailing us at [ email ]

All volunteers must have a signed waiver on file prior to working on a Habitat site. Click here to fill out our Volunteer Form , print a hard copy and bring it to the office or call for more details 810-985-9080 ext. 206

HFHI Construction Safety Orientation

All volunteers are asked to go to http://www.hfhvolunteerinsurance.com/ and take the "Volunteering On a Habitat Job Site" or the "ReStore Safety & Loss Control" training course.