Beyond the Build Site

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton offers many different volunteer opportunities other than the Build Site. Our additional volunteer opportunities vary in time commitment and availability but include; office work, the ReStore, Volunteer-Staff Led Committees, Special Events, Parking Lot Builds/Blitz Builds, and Panel Moves.

Advocate & Volunteer

Family Advocates work directly with partner families through their journey to homeownership.  Some key responsibilities are building relationships with families, helping educate the families on responsible home ownership, mortgages and social services and supporting the family emotionally and spiritually.

The commitment lasts from 18 to 24 months with about one hour a month of contact. Meeting times and locations are agreed upon by the Family Advocate and their partner family. As a Family Advocate, we match you with a family that is compatible with your location, time, schedule, and interests.

Advocates are actively recruited year-round but may not be assigned a partner family immediately.

ReStore Volunteers

ReStore volunteers assist with sales, inventory, cleaning and stocking the sales floor and warehouse, loading and unloading donated items, and customer service. The revenue generated at the ReStore allows Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton to build additional Habitat Homes every year!


Family Selection Committee

The Family Selection Committee volunteers help determine the best candidates to accept into our Partner Family Home Ownership program.  The committee helps to identify prospective families, reviews applications and interviews applicants.  Committee members also help to develop structure and set parameters within the Partner Family program and the Family Services Department.

For more information on the Family Selection Committee, please contact Family Services Director, David Mauch at (937) 586-0860 ext. 21 or by email at

Family Support Committee

The Family Support Committee helps guide Partner Families through the process of earning the opportunity to purchase a Habitat for Humanity home.  The committee assesses the progress of our families and makes recommendations regarding their status in the partner family program.  The committee also works directly with our Partner families and provide support throughout the sweat equity and educational process.  Family Support Committee members receive training and assistance throughout their commitment.

For more information on the Family Selection Committee, please contact Family Services Director, David Mauch at (937) 586-0860 ext. 21 or by email at

Field Operations Committee

Field Operations Committee develops the affiliate’s standardized house plans and advises on all phases of construction. This committee includes design, construction, and real estate professionals and people with knowledge of building materials, practices and codes. The committee is responsible for identifying and acquiring property for new construction and renovation throughout Greene and Montgomery Counties. Each site must be reviewed to ensure compliance with Habitat standards and guidelines and all local building and zoning codes.Time commitment is dependent on role taken by member, but averages about 3-5 hours per month.

This committee is currently full.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supports the Finance Director in monitoring the fiscal operation of Habitat of Greater Dayton and planning for its future. Members include active and retired business people, including CPAs, accountants, bankers, and corporate executives. Time commitment of 3-6 hours per month.

Volunteer Engagement Committee

The Volunteer Engagement Committee supports Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton volunteers and helps to ensure volunteers are recognized accordingly for donating their time, energy, and talent. Committee members represent Build Site volunteers, ReStore volunteers, HabiTEAM volunteer groups, and behind-the-scenes volunteers. The committee assists with recruitment; helps plan and execute the annual volunteer recognition event; and works to improve the Habitat volunteer experience. The committee also assists with special events such as the Gala, Bike & Build, and visiting mission trip groups. Committee members should be active volunteers who are willing to talk to fellow volunteers candidly, while being creative problem solvers. Time commitment of 1-3 hours per month.

For more information on the Volunteer Engagement Committee, please contact Ashley Reeves at (937) 586-0860 ext. 29 or by email at

Signature Event | Gala Committee

Each year Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton hosts a Gala to raise funds and awareness for Habitat’s mission.  This wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful Gala Committee.  The committee plans the gala throughout the year.  They scout locations, acquire donated items for auction, secure corporate sponsorships, plan out décor, choose catering options and more.  If you like to plan events, this could be the committee for you.

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ReStore Committee

The Restore provides the affiliate with working capital by which they will fund the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.  The goal of the Restore committee is to suggest ways to increase ReStore productivity, donation procurement, and profitability.  The ReStore Committee treats all subjects related to the store including advertising and marketing opportunities, to the  consideration of new directions and retail environments. The Restore committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

For more information on the ReStore Committee, please contact ReStore Director, Larry Stein at (937)222-2296or by email at

Women Build

Women Build is a national program dedicated to inspiring and empowering women to build better communities.  Each year a single mother in the Habitat homeownership program is chosen as the Women Build Family.  The committee works to raise funding and recruit volunteers to build the family’s home.  Women Build Committee is looking for women who are active in the community, enjoy event planning, can recruit volunteers, secure sponsorships and have a passion for supporting women.

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