Volunteer

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Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns relies on the volunteer support of individuals, businesses, civic and
faith groups to help make the dream of homeownership possible for families in Sheridan County!

What can I do to help?

Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns has plenty of volunteer opportunities!

  • Advocate
  • Office assistance
  • Construction laborer
  • Professional services
  • ReStore

Volunteers Needed

Please contact our office at (307) 672-3848, if you are interested in volunteering on a committee. Volunteer opportunities:

  • Construction
  • Development
  • Habitat ReStore
  • Women Build

ReStore Volunteer Calendar

Construction Information

Habitat homes are built mostly by a volunteer workforce. No experience is necessary, just a willing attitude and a desire to help! Construction volunteers are guided by our professional construction staff.

To Be Eligible To Volunteer On Habitat’s Construction Site You Must:

  • Sign a volunteer waiver
  • Be at least 16 years old (some activities are age restrictive)

Remember…

Construction is a physical task and all volunteers should be comfortable standing for long periods of time, and working outside.

Construction Volunteer Calendar

Work Site FAQ's

How long are we expected to volunteer?

Volunteers are expected to be onsite at 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., although a portion of our volunteers volunteer for half days as well.

Who do I check in with when I arrive?

All volunteers should check in with our Site Supervisor.

Do I need construction experience to volunteer with Habitat?

No! All skill levels welcome. Our trained staff and volunteers will help you along the way. Please note that construction is a physical task and you should be comfortable being on your feet for extended periods of time.

Where is the construction site located?

All volunteers will be provided directions to the construction site when they sign up for a build day. If you are looking for a one day build, please contact the office at 672-3848 for information.

Do I need to bring my own tools?

If you have hand tools/tool belt feel free to bring them, but volunteers are not required to bring their own tools. Please do not bring any power tools with you. We recommend that you bring work gloves if you have a pair. Safety and protective equipment (goggles, safety glasses and hardhats) will be available on site.

Can I volunteer more than once?

Yes! Please keep in mind Saturday’s are often booked months in advance but we do build during the week. If you are interested in volunteering on a reoccurring basis you may consider becoming a Crew Leader.

What will I be doing as a construction volunteer?

We probably won’t be able to tell you that until you arrive onsite. Volunteers work on the building needs as determined by the construction phase and the Site Supervisor.

Do we work in the rain/snow/excessive heat?

As long as it is safe and productive—YES! If weather conditions become unhealthy or unsafe, we will stop working early or put in a half day. Remember to dress appropriately for weather.

Is this a smoke free work site?

Smoking is prohibited on Habitat work sites.

Family Support Advocate Volunteers Needed

Advocates assume family support responsibilities for families selected by the Board to become Habitat homeowners. The volunteer is an integral part of developing and empowering families to break out of the cycle of poverty and become independent. The goal of the advocate is to help families transition to responsible homeownership.  The committee seeks to welcome new families into the Habitat family and provide them with a mutual support system, educational opportunities, and a forum for discussions pertinent to ownership of a Habitat home. As Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns grows and works with families, the goal becomes families helping families.