Local Volunteer Opportunities
In order to build quality, affordable homes in partnership with local families, we have a diverse set of opportunities available for volunteers from all walks of life. Learn more about our current opportunities below.
Effective June 22, 2020, critical core and skilled volunteers who need very little oversight are now being invited to serve on the build site, at the office and in the ReStores on a limited, case by case basis. Enhanced safety procedures are in place for all volunteers and staff. At this time, we are not accepting general volunteers or volunteer registration through our website.
Visit our COVID-19 Response and Updates page for more details.
Habitat Omaha construction sites are open to volunteers year-round Wednesday – Saturday. Volunteers work full day shifts from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. Volunteers can register at habitatomaha.org/volunteernow. The week of your scheduled build, a member of the Volunteer Department will contact with you with the job location you will report to directly. No construction experience or special skills are required. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Team Builds
Corporate Team Builds are an investment in your employees and the community. These builds bring co-workers together in a unique way outside the office and encourage problem solving and communication skills that will carry back to the workplace environment. Team Build Days help build a sense of camaraderie and friendship among staff members, while involving them in a truly meaningful community development effort to end substandard housing. We ask that Corporate Team Build partners make a financial contribution in addition to their volunteer service as it takes both of these resources to build the homes.To learn more about Corporate Team Build opportunities with Habitat Omaha, contact Jenny Schroeder, Volunteer Services Manager, at email@example.com or (402) 884-5782.
Do you have a special skill that could be put to use to further Habitat Omaha’s mission? We’re always looking for specialized volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. Whether you’re a construction pro, great with a camera or fluent in multiple languages we have a need for you! Skilled volunteers make it possible for us to have a bigger impact on the community. Contact Jenny Schroeder, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can use your talents to help Habitat Omaha.
Nickels for Nails and Dollars for Doors
Great for schools and youth groups, Nickels for Nails and Dollars for Doors is a service-learning program that gives you the chance to make change, with change. By collecting change, you will help end poverty housing in our community. It’s hard to believe, but even the smallest amount can make a difference. One nickel buys one nail. It takes about 5,520 nails or $276 to build one house. You decide if you want to raise enough for 1, 2, 3 or more houses. We’ll let you do the math! Habitat provides all the program materials. Through presentations and hands-on activities, participants learn about the need to end poverty housing right here in Omaha. For more information contact Marlee Huen, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at email@example.com or (402) 884-7067.
Construction isn’t your thing? We have occasional opportunities in the office for data entry, mailings, filing and more. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat ReStore has three goals: to help build more homes, to help the environment and to help other homeowners. It accomplishes these goals by recycling and reusing saleable building materials; generating funds to build more Habitat Omaha homes; and providing new and used home improvement materials at affordable prices to people of all income levels. Volunteers at Habitat ReStore help with yard work, light cleaning, customer service, loading/unloading trucks of donations, repurposing items for our Market at the ReStore– all critical pieces toward accomplishing the store’s three-fold mission! Omaha has two Habitat ReStore locations–one is at 1003 South 24th Street, one block south of Leavenworth, and the other is at 10910 Emmet Street, northwest of 108th and Maple Streets. For more information please contact Marlee Huen, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (402) 884-7067 or email@example.com.
Women Build is a nation-wide Habitat for Humanity program that encourages women to make a difference while having fun building/renovating homes in their communities. This build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. Many of the women are first time builders – no experience is necessary! To learn more about Women Build opportunities for individuals or groups, contact Jenny Schroeder, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay connected by joining our Women Build email list. You’ll find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities and be able to track the progress of the home.