There are some common misconceptions that might prevent people from volunteering with us. Here, we address certain myths - and hopefully, make it clear that anyone is welcome to volunteer with Habitat!
Myth: You need to have construction experience to volunteer.
Fact: You don’t need to have construction experience to volunteer! We welcome volunteers of all abilities and skill levels - and we’ll teach you everything you need to know! In fact, volunteering with Habitat is a great way to learn new skills.
Myth: Helping build a home is the only way to volunteer with Habitat.
Fact: Working on the build site is just one of many ways to give your time! We also need
volunteers to help out in the ReStore, provide meals, work on home preservation projects, help us plan events, and more. Check out our list of volunteer roles to see if there’s something that appeals to you. If you have an idea for a volunteer project, role, or activity that’s not on our website, let us know! We welcome anyone who would like to share their expertise and ideas.
Myth: Habitat only builds in the summer.
Fact: We do a lot of building over the summer months, when it’s warm enough to have
construction crews working outside, but we need volunteers year-round. Our builds usually go well into the winter, and we also need volunteers for home preservation projects and the ReStore in every season.
Myth: Volunteering is a long-term commitment.
Fact: Volunteers can help as much or as little as they want! Whether you want to join us
for one afternoon of building or return every week, we’re happy to welcome you to the Habitat community.
To learn more about volunteering with Itasca County Habitat for Humanity, visit itascahabitat.org/volunteer. You can also find us on Bonfire.
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