In order to volunteer as a group, the group leader/instigator will first need to complete the registration and orientation online. Once this is complete, the leader will be able to register a group of volunteers. We ask you to provide each group members name and email address, requested volunteer date (at least 2 weeks out), as well as some other general information about your group. Once you have entered this information, our website will automatically contact each group member via email, and invite them to participate in this group. The Volunteer Coordinator will confirm your volunteer date once a significant number of your group members have completed the online registration and orientation. Each group member will have access to the group page, where you can see all group members, and where they are in the registration & orientation process. The Volunteer Coordinator will notify all group members once the volunteer date(s) have been confirmed. Each group member will then be able to log back into your group page, and indicate if they are planning to participate on the confirmed date(s).
Click here to complete the online Registration & Orientation if you have not already done so.
Click here if you have already completed the online Registration & Orientation, and are ready to create a volunteer group.
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator
Habitat For Humanity of Knox County Ohio offers volunteer opportunities for you to help with all aspects of home building. We have both construction and non-construction volunteer opportunities available to you. You do not need to be an expert in construction to help out on a work site. There are many tasks that require only a willingness to learn and work with others. On-site construction work is the most popular of Habitat's volunteer opportunities. We make every effort to incorporate all willing volunteers regardless of skill level. All volunteers on the construction site must be at least 16 years of age or older. We will work rain or shine!
There are two ways to sign up to become a volunteer:
Online Registration & Orientation —
The online volunteer registration and orientation process is simple and will take about ten minutes. It does not have to all be completed at one time. Completing this Registration & Orientation online will give you immediate access to our construction and other volunteer opportunities. If you complete the Online Registration & Orientation, you do not need to do an in-person orientation.In Person Registration &
We hold an in-person orientation once per month. Please check our online calendar for dates, time & location for the in-person orientation.
If you have a group of volunteers, your group can complete the Online Registration & Orientation process, or you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator and we can arrange to come to your location for an in-person group orientation.
Most people think of swinging a hammer when they think about volunteering for Habitat. Due to the tremendous amount of planning and management required to build just one home, we have a constant need for committee members and volunteers to help with various other tasks. Many of our younger volunteers (under the age of 16) and families who'd like to volunteer together opt to help out here... You don't need to be an expert in any of these fields to help out! There are many tasks that require only a willingness to learn and work with others.
Listed below are some of the non-construction volunteer opportunities.
Members for Committees —
We have many committees which often need assistance or new committee members. Please visit our Committees page for more information about each of our committees
Workshop Leaders —
Also needed are volunteers with extensive knowledge in plumbing, electrical, heating/venting, etc. that would be willing to teach staff and perhaps conduct monthly workshops.
Media, Newsletter, Press —
For anyone interested in writing for the newsletter, issuing press releases, making contact with local media, etc. No experience necessary - just enthusiasm! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you're a candidate.
Office Assistance —
We are always looking for folks to assist in mailings, answering the phone, and other general office activities.
ReStore — Retail outlet store
ReStore donations vehicle driver —
The ReStore needs volunteers to drive our donations pick-up vehicle one or two days a week usually for 2-4 hours. Sometimes you will need to assist in loading donated materials into the donations vehicle, so the ablility to safely lift 50 lbs is desired.
ReStore in-store volunteers —
The ReStore is always looking for volunteers to work in the store. Check the ReStore page on this site for more information.
Habitat for Humanity Knox County, Ohio, Inc.
200 North Main Street, Mt Vernon, OH, United States
Mt Vernon, Ohio
Habitat For Humanity of Knox County Ohio is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Though the vast majority have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.
Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Habitat For Humanity of Knox County Ohio depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like Family Selection, Family Support, Public Relations, Construction Skills Training, and Volunteer Services. We also offer opportunities in our ReStore, a volunteer-run building materials recycling center.
We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. Time commitments vary; some volunteers dedicate every day of the week to Habitat For Humanity of Knox County Ohio and others spend just a few hours each month working on projects or in the ReStore. As a volunteer for Habitat For Humanity of Knox County Ohio, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of simple, decent homes.