we love our volunteers!
More than 1,100 volunteers assist in various Alachua Habitat for Humanity activities each year. Our volunteers build houses, assist in our administrative offices, provide lunch for volunteers at build sites, work at our ReStore, help at events, and so much, much more for our community. We host individuals and groups of volunteers through a variety of ongoing opportunities.
Volunteers are the heart of our organization. From board members, to ReStore and administrative office volunteers, to those directly involved in construction, volunteers make our work possible.
for individual volunteers:
To sign up as an individual volunteer, please click the button below:
do I need prior experience?
No! Our site supervisors will walk you through everything on site.
is lunch provided?
Yes, lunch is provided at all of our jobsites. We have vegetarian options available. If you have other dietary restrictions, please reach out to our Volunteer coordinator, Jenna Rowland, at email@example.com.
where is the build located?
All registered volunteers will receive the site address the week of their scheduled build. All of our current sites are located within Gainesville within a 20-minute drive of the University of Florida.
do I have to stay the whole time?
Yes, volunteers must stay from 8:30am to 2:30pm for safety reasons.
what should I wear?
Volunteers should wear clothing that they don't mind getting dirty and should wear shoes that enclose the toe/heel and that have a sole similar to that of tennis shoes/hiking boots.
what do I need to bring?
Water, lunch, and all necessary tools will be provided. We recommend bringing a refillable water bottle and sunscreen!
is there a bathroom?
Yes, we have porta potties on all of our sites for our volunteers to use.
what happens if there's inclement weather on the day of my build?
We monitor the weather leading up to all of our volunteer events. The build may be cancelled if weather poses a potential safety risk or if it will impede construction progress on the site. Occasionally, this means a cancellation on the morning of the event. If it is scheduled to rain, some sites may still be able to host volunteers if the work for the day is inside the house, depending on its state in the construction process. Volunteers will be notified via email if the build is cancelled.
You can see our build site safety manual here.
Alachua Habitat for Humanity - Administrative Office
Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM
2610 NW 43rd Street, Suite 2B, Gainesville, FL 32606
Alachua Habitat for Humanity - ReStore
Tue. - Sat. 10AM - 6PM
2301 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609
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