Starting September 23, 2020, we will begin welcoming volunteers back to our Build Sites and ReStore. We are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements for social distancing,
At this time we are only accepting individual volunteers at our ReStore. We may have some individual construction opportunities later this fall; please continue to check this website for periodic updates. If you would like to be notified of future individual build opportunities, please fill out the Volunteer Inquiry Form below.
Thank you for your support and dedication to Habitat Greater Boston families!
Volunteer at the ReStore
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells donated furniture, appliances, and home improvement items to the public at low-cost. Proceeds help fund the construction of Habitat homes. Volunteers at the ReStore will help process donations, move merchandise, greet and assist customers, clean, repair and refurbish donations along with a variety of other tasks. For more information, check our ReStore page.
We need volunteers on a regular basis, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:30am-5pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Explore the calendar below for “ReStore Volunteers Needed” for an available individual volunteer date.
Complete and submit a volunteer application.
Volunteer at a Construction Site
Due to safety concerns with COVID-19, we are not currently taking individual volunteers on our build sites. Please visit our website later this fall for any updates.
Individual build opportunities are first-come first-served, we would like to give everyone the chance to volunteer, but safety comes first on our construction sites, and consequently we must limit the number of volunteers to five (5) so that everyone is properly supervised. As a volunteer, you are a vital part of our mission and our ability to build affordable homes for hard working low-income families in our communities.
Individual Volunteer Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
What skills are required?
When can I volunteer?
Where can I volunteer?
Can individuals sign up for a day listed as "Group Needed"?
I have a couple of friends who want to volunteer together. Should we register as a group or as individuals?
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Do you ask for a donation when we volunteer?
What will I do volunteering at the ReStore?
Where do I build?
What will happen when I arrive at the site?
How long do build days last?
Is my work day cancelled if rain or snow is predicted?
How often can I volunteer?
What should I bring?
- Proper Dress: Wear comfortable clothing and expect to get dirty with spilled paint, dirt etc. Closed toe shoes are a must and layers in the wintertime are key as our homes are often not insulated or heated.
- Food and Drink: Bring any food or drink you will need for the day including water. Convenience stores are within driving distance but can be a far walk from some sites.
- Waiver of Liability: Sign the Waiver of Liability Form and bring this to the work site on the day of your build (please do not send these into the office).
- No Tools or Supplies Required: Habitat Greater Boston will provide all tools and building materials for your build day.