Volunteer at Habitat

“It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.”

-Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity Founder

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VOLUNTEER

Our ReStore relies on hardworking, dedicated volunteers to stock shelves, process donations and help customers. 

Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome on the build site completing a variety of tasks including framing, painting and caulking. 

Habitat Committees

Volunteers help with every aspect of Habitat's mission including family support, faith engagement and fundraising. 

Volunteer: Individual 

Lawrence Habitat has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available for individuals looking to get involved. 

Sign up at the link below to volunteer at our Build Site and to receive notification of other available volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteer: Group

Lawrence Habitat has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available for groups looking to get involved. 

Here's how to sign up:

  • The leader of your group needs to register as a volunteer at the link below.

  • Once they are signed up, then email Erin at hps@lawrencehabitat.org to get a complete listing of group volunteer opportunities. 

Safety

The safety of our volunteers is Lawrence Habitat's top priority.

The #1 cause of work site injury are falls!

  • If you are on a ladder or a foot stool, confirm that it is securely placed on level ground and if needed, utilize a spotter to keep the ladder in place.

  • Step down carefully.

  • Be aware of what's on the floor around you. If it's wet outside, floors may be slick.

Know your limits. 

​Accidents happen when you don't ask for help, are tired, dehydrated or do tasks that are beyond your physical limitations. 

Respect the weather.

  • Hot out? Take frequent water breaks. Cold? Wear layers!

  • Wear sunscreen. 

Use the safety equipment available on site.

  • Use protective eye wear when cutting lumber.

  • Use ear plugs -- many contractors can attest to the fact that loud power tools effect your hearing.

  • Wear a face mask when doing sheet rock work. 

“The building process was neat because my kids got to come over and see the house after each phase. They got to see it step-by-step. That was a big deal. Sometimes I’ll lay in my front room and just remember it being bare bones and sitting on buckets upside down eating our lunch in this empty room thinking this is going to be my front room and we’re going to have Christmas in here and dinner and do different things. It’s pretty amazing.”

Autumn Hale, 100th Lawrence Habitat Homeowner

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“It feels good knowing that we have a permanent place that is ours and finally a place that is our own and we don’t share with others. It’s just nice to have a place of our own where we can raise our family.” 

Travis Waugh, 103rd Lawrence Habitat Homeowner