volunteer

We bring volunteers together to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

individuals

Looking to volunteer and gain networking experience? Come out and meet others while volunteering at the Orlando & Osceola ReStore, on a Neighborhood Revitalization project, or the new construction sites. All volunteers must be 16 or older.

groups

We welcome your group to volunteer at our Orlando & Osceola ReStores, construction sites or on a neighborhood revitalization project. From raising walls, painting, to minor repairs, there is a task for everyone. All volunteers must be 16 or older. No experience needed.

volunteer FAQ

Are there any age requirements to volunteer?

Yes. All volunteers must be at least 16-years-old, no exceptions. Some tasks have an 18+ policy. Task restrictions for 16 & 17-year-old volunteers:

  • Cannot work at heights 6 feet & above
  • Cannot use power tools
Is construction experience needed in order to volunteer?
No, not at all! Previous experience never hurts, but it isn’t necessary. All construction sites have a site supervisor that will provide all of the on-the-job training needed for the day’s tasks.
What kinds of tasks are done by volunteers?
Construction: Volunteers typically help with one or more of the following job tasks: framing walls, installing siding, hanging drywall, caulking, priming, painting, kitchen and bathroom remodels, landscaping, and so much more.   ReStores: Volunteers support the Orlando ReStores in every area of the process, from receiving donations and working directly with our customers, to pricing items and working on creative projects.
Will there be water and food provided?
Water is provided on-site. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to reduce waste and ensure proper hydration. Lunch is not provided during the volunteer shift. Volunteers can bring a bagged lunch, go off-site during the lunch break or arrange to have food delivered to the site.
Are construction shifts rain or shine?
Unless you hear otherwise from a Habitat Orlando & Osceola staff member, plan to volunteer rain or shine. Site supervisors can often adjust tasks to accommodate for inclement weather.
Do I need to bring tools with me?
All necessary tools and safety gear will be provided by Habitat Orlando & Osceola. If preferred, you may bring your own. Please label all personal tools with your name.
Can I complete my Court-Ordered community service with Habitat Orlando & Osceola?
At this time we are no longer approving court-order community service.
I’ve registered to volunteer. Where can I access the necessary waiver?
Adult Waiver (for volunteers 18 years or older) Minor Waiver (must be signed by the parent or legal guardian of ay 16 or 17 year old volunteer)