INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS


Individuals Can Volunteer in Many Way

Aiken Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to accomplish the many tasks that are required to build homes for Habitat partner families. This is a brief description of the areas in which you can make a contribution:

At the Build Site:

  • Construction – Volunteers with a wide range of skills and skill levels (tradesmen, skilled amateurs, and eager helpers) are required in all phases of the construction of a Habitat home.
  • Catering Co-ordination – Volunteers are needed as meal providers or to assist others in providing food for our volunteers.
  • Meal Providers – Volunteers and volunteer groups are needed to provide meals for our volunteers.

On a Committee:

  • Church Relations – Volunteers are needed to present the Habitat message to the Faith Community throughout the city.
  • Communications – Volunteers with experience in public relations, advertising, or media relations are needed to present the Habitat message to the general public.
  • Construction – Volunteers with experience in construction, project management, materials acquisition, or building design are needed to manage our construction activities and acquire building materials at the lowest possible cost.
  • Family Support – Volunteers are needed to partner with Habitat families and to help them through the transition from renter to homeowner.
  • Family Selection – Volunteers are required to review homeowner applications, interview applicants, and recommend the families that will partner with Habitat to construct their home.
  • Fund Development – Volunteers with fundraising experience and/or contacts within the corporate community, among community groups, or foundations are needed to raise funds to support the Habitat program.
  • Site Selection – Volunteers with contacts among the real-estate developers, or the city are needed to maintain an inventory of developable land for Habitat homes.
  • Volunteer – Volunteers are needed for recruitment, placement, scheduling,and recognition of the volunteers.

At the ReStore:

  • Driver’s Assistant – Volunteers are needed to help drive and pick up donations and load/unload the trucks.
  • ReStore Committee – Volunteers with retail experience, or contacts among potential donors are needed to provide advice and plan strategy for theReStore.
  • Warehouse Clerk – Volunteers are needed for the intake and preparation for sale of donations. These volunteers also assist customers.
  • Appliance Tester – Volunteers are needed to ensure donated household appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.) are in good working order and ready for resale.

In the Office:

  • Data Entry – Volunteers with general computer skills are needed to enter data from various sources into our database.
  • Mailing – Volunteers are needed on an irregular basis to fold and label newsletters, stuff envelopes, etc.
  • General Office – Volunteers are needed for general office duties. Word processing experience would be an asset.
  • Special Events – Volunteers are needed to help organize fundraising and appreciation events.