Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce. Join the 500+ who contribute over 10,000 hours each year in support of Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce!
Whether you’re an individual, corporate team, community group, a small group of friends, with skilled experience or not, there are many different ways for you to volunteer.
Click to view a short You Tube demonstrating the positive implications of volunteering on a Habitat “Build”.
To get started on your own experience, fill out an online registration letting us know the skills you possess and the opportunity you would like to pursue.
To Book a Volunteer Shift Online for our current Build simply click the hammer icon above and let us know when you are able to help.
There is usually a build going on somewhere in Grey Bruce. Equipment is provided and no previous experience is necessary.
To Volunteer at a ReStore, click here
ReStore volunteers assist with preparing store merchandise, receiving donations and customer service.
An orientation is required for first-time ReStore volunteers.
BUILD SITE VOLUNTEER Our homes are built almost entirely by volunteers, both skilled and unskilled. Whether you are a contractor or have never picked up a hammer in your life, we can use your help. All the equipment and safety gear you need for the day is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Orientations take place at the start of each shift.
CREW LEADERS & CREW TEAM If you have a combination of construction experience, team leadership skills and regular availability, you may be interested in becoming a Crew Leader or Crew Team member. Crew Leaders are an integral part of the Habitat mission. We look for high potential volunteers who would be able to motivate, teach and lead a group of (potentially) inexperienced volunteers in a construction task for the day. Contact Al MacDonald firstname.lastname@example.org .
GROUP VOLUNTEERING Spending a day on a Habitat build is a great way for companies, community organizations or a group of friends to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for families living in need. What better way to learn the value of team building, co-operation and leadership than by working with your co-workers and peers on a Habitat GB build site? Through our Adopt-A-Day program, we offer an innovative team building experience. Check out our group volunteering options or contact for more information.
RESTORE VOLUNTEER Do you like hanging out at your local hardware store? Are you interested in customer service? Or are you looking for a way to complete your student volunteer hours? Join our ReStore communities that sell new and gently-used renovation and household material. Volunteers assist with preparing merchandise for resale, receiving donations and customer service. Contact your local ReStore in Hanover, Owen Sound or Port Elgin.
SALVAGE CREW This is a hands on deconstruction team that goes in to various neighborhoods across the counties to remove kitchens, doors, windows, bathrooms and more from donors homes for resale in our ReStores. Always interesting and never in the same place. Time and location requirements vary. If you have some construction knowledge or are willing to learn—this could be for you! To join, contact Ken Button at the Owen Sound ReStore.
OFFICE VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIPS Our office has exciting opportunities for recent graduates, students, retirees, and working professionals.
COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS Our committee members contribute invaluable ideas, industry experience, and support to Habitat GB. Several current committees include Family Selection, Faith Advisory Council, Food, Volunteer, Land Development and Fundraising. All positions are posted here.
GLOBAL VILLAGE PROGRAM Global Village trips take place around the world and can be a life changing experience. It’s an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about another culture and about yourself. You will be more than a tourist as you are welcomed into the community by your hosts and introduced to the local culture as a guest. You will work together, share stories, and make friends. For more information, visit Global Village Canada by clicking here.
MEET A VOLUNTEER: Gary Varsava
Since his retirement, Gary has been a regular volunteer at our Build sites over the last few years. Gary,s history with Habitat is extensive, including 2, 6 year terms on our Board of Directors. The first build with us was back in 1999. Since then Gary has worked on many of our builds in Grey Bruce and twice in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Gary comes to us with many hands-on skills and is a tremendous asset and friend to Habitat. Gary relates ” I am excited about our families receiving their new homes. One of the most positive things about Habitat builds is meeting all the like minded people who value the importance of helping others.”