Volunteer

Come help us build homes, community, and hope…

group of volunteers at a build site

Volunteers are the backbone of what we do at Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County and we could not do it without you! Whether you are experienced or maybe not so much, you are vital to the success of our mission through your spirit, enthusiasm, knowledge, and willingness to serve others. There are many opportunities where you, your friends, co-workers, and families can get involved in a truly rewarding experience like no other. To get started, complete the Volunteer Application.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

1. Restore Associate
Work at our used furniture and household goods store. Volunteers sort through donations, assist customers with lifting furniture, man the cash register, clean, reorganize stock, and a myriad of other tasks. Restore helps to keep more items out of landfills, and proceeds go towards building our houses! It’s a win-win!

2. Restore Truck Driver/Rider
Take a ride in our Restore truck and travel throughout the community picking up donations.

3. Construction
Come build a house with us!

4. Lunch Program
Make or buy a lunch for our construction crew!

View our volunteer calendar

To see how you, your company, church, or civic group can lend a hand, click on the applicable link below.

Individuals | Groups | Youth

 

FAQs

1. Who do I contact about volunteering?
Email volunteer@schenectadyhabitat.org or call 518-395-3412 at ext. 109 to inquire!

2. How old do volunteers have to be?
Restore volunteers must be at least 14, and construction volunteers must be at least 16. Minors must have written parental consent before volunteering.

3. Do volunteers need to be skilled builders to go on the build site?
No. Volunteers should simply be interested and willing to work. We will teach you everything you need to know!

4. Do construction volunteers need to bring their own tools?
No. We will provide you with any tools you need to get the job done.

5. Can I bring a group to volunteer?
Yes! Please call 518-395-3412 at ext. 109 to inquire!

6. Can I do my court-ordered community service at Habitat?
Sometimes. This decision is made on a case by case basis.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County – Publicity Disclosure Notice:

No media is to be invited onto our build site, Restore, or to any other Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County activity without our prior approval and input. All press releases must be approved by HFHSC prior to distribution. We ask this in order to maintain control of our build sites, and to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff.

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Office/Mailing Address

115 N. Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: 518.395.3412
Fax: 518.382.5974
Email: habitat@schenectadyhabitat.org

Habitat ReStore Schenectady

115 N. Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: 518.395.3412 ext. 101
Fax: 518.382.5974
Email: restore@schenectadyhabitat.org

Habitat ReStore ViaPort

ViaPort Mall
Campbell Road, Rotterdam