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Open your heart. Lend a hand.

Around the world, Habitat for Humanity volunteers, supporters and advocates are making a difference in the lives of thousands of families who deserve decent, affordable shelter. Whether you are swinging a hammer, advocating for affordable housing, or volunteering at our ReStore, local supporters play an integral role in revitalizing our communities.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Consider donating your time to learn valuable skills, meet some incredible new people, and change the lives of local families forever.

Ways to Volunteer

Build Site Volunteers

Our homes are built almost entirely by volunteers. You do not need to be a skilled construction worker to volunteer on our build sites. No matter your skill level, our Site Leaders are there to teach you everything you need to know to help us build homes for local families. All the equipment and safety gear is provided and no previous experience is necessary. We provide water, but you will need to make lunch arrangements. Please wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes or boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty or muddy. Our build sites are open to volunteers Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. For more information view our FAQs to the left.

ReStore Volunteers

ReStore volunteers assist with sales, inventory, cleaning and stocking the sales floor and warehouse, loading and unloading donated items, and customer service. Please wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes or boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Our ReStore needs 8-10 volunteers per day Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. 

Family Advocates

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.

Committee Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton has several committees that help us in our efforts to provide safe and affordable housing to local families. 

Team building opportunities

Are you looking for a fun and engaging team building activity with immediate, tangible results? Join us on-site or at the ReStore as a HabiTEAM today!  Corporate teams, church groups, sports teams, book clubs, school groups, fraternities/sororities, families, and friends are all welcome.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s HabiTEAM volunteer days are not your average team building activity.  HabiTEAM volunteer days provide your employees or team with a change of pace from the everyday while offering a hand-up, not a hand-out, to a local family seeking affordable homeownership.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton appreciates all of our volunteers and we do our best to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and productive volunteer day at the ReStore and/or on-site at one of our Build Sites. The key to having a great volunteer experience is safety. Due to the hazards of construction work and hazards at the ReStore, there are some limitations and restrictions for any volunteer under the age of 18.

Current Dayton Habitat Build Sites

  • AES Ohio Foundation
    AES Ohio Foundation

    2022 Gala Sponsor

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    Assurant Logo
  • Be Hope Church Logo
    Be Hope Church Logo
  • Birch Creek Wealth Management
    Birch Creek Wealth Management

    2022 Platinum Gala Sponsor

  • Center Point Enegry
    Center Point Enegry
  • CRANE Logo
    CRANE Logo
  • Domtar Paper Logo
    Domtar Paper Logo
  • 5/3 Bank
    5/3 Bank
  • Henny Penny

    2022 Platinum Gala Sponsor

  • Key Bank Logo
    Key Bank Logo
  • PNC Foundation
    PNC Foundation
  • RSM
  • Sisters of the Precious Blood
    Sisters of the Precious Blood
  • 2022 Diamond Gala Sponsor

  • Thrivent
  • Messer Construction

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