Building a Better Future Together: Join Our Team of Incredible Volunteers Today!

HAMILTON, ON (Aug 1, 2023)

Dear compassionate Hamiltonians,

Are you looking to make a lasting impact in your community? Do you have a desire to help families build a brighter future while enriching your own life? Look no further! At Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, we are seeking dedicated volunteers to help advance our mission and create positive change in the lives of local families in need.  We have several different ways you can get involved, so there is something for everyone (18 or over).  In some areas, the need for volunteers in now urgent, so please consider joining our team today!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

1. Restore Volunteer: Join our ReStore team and contribute to our efforts in providing affordable housing to families. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours long, starting at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., available six days a week. Help us with customer service, including loading and unloading items, organizing merchandise, tidying, cleaning, and answering customer questions.  The ReStore is an essential part of every Habitat for Humanity affiliate!  Did you know that thanks to the ReStore, 100% of every dollar donated can go directly to our charitable programs?

2. ReStore Fix-It Shop Volunteer: Are you handy with tools and enjoy fixing things? Volunteer in our Fix-It Shop, where we ensure that donated items are in good working order before they hit the sales floor. Help us test, fix, repair, and assemble items to give them a new lease on life. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours, Monday to Friday, starting at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

3. Salvage Crew: Join our Salvage Team and make a difference by removing kitchens and other items from donors’ homes. Salvage Team members use their own tools and transportation for these rewarding activities.

4. New ReStore Build Out and Prep Volunteer: Habitat Hamilton is thrilled to announce our second ReStore location, and we will need your help in renovating it. While we’re not actively recruiting volunteers for this project just yet, we encourage you to add your name to the list of interested volunteers today. Stay tuned for more details!

5. Build Site Volunteers – RePair Projects (URGENT): Work with us to rehabilitate vacant CityHousing units through our RePair program. You can help us bring these CityHousing-owned units back online and provide affordable, rent-geared-to-income housing for families in need. Lend a hand in tasks like flooring, wall repair, painting, and trim work. The waitlist for an affordable unit in Hamilton is over 6000 people/families long – change this by volunteering on one of our CityHousing build sites today!

6. Sherman Ave Build Site Volunteer: We are currently constructing a 5-unit townhome at 149 Sherman Ave N.  This is one of our biggest home build projects to date in our 30-year history! Be a part of this exciting project and sign up for one of our Community Build Days. Volunteers over 18 years of age are welcome to participate.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering with Habitat Hamilton offers a multitude of rewards that go beyond the joy of making a difference. When you join our volunteer family, you:

  • Build Community: Join a community of like-minded individuals, all dedicated to the common goal of creating safe and affordable housing for families.
  • Make a Difference: Witness firsthand the impact of your efforts on families in need, knowing that you played a vital role in building their better future.
  • Develop New Friendships : Forge lasting friendships with other good-hearted people who share your compassion and values.
  • Improve for Your Mental and Physical Health: Studies have shown that volunteering is associated with improved mental and physical well-being.  Research has also shown that helping others is the fastest way to feel happier yourself.
  • Inspire Others: Volunteering serves as a positive example, inspiring others to get involved and give back to their communities. One act of kindness can set off a chain reaction of compassion and service.

Your Call to Action

To learn more about these opportunities and to fill our your application as a new volunteer, please click here. This is an extremely active and exciting time for Habitat Hamilton, which means we need your support now more than ever. By becoming a Habitat Hamilton volunteer, you will empower families and strengthen our community. Whether you’re skilled in construction or simply have a heart for helping others, we have a rewarding role for you.  And, if you are unable to volunteer, please consider forwarding this post to someone you know who may be interested! If you have any other questions, you can reach us at or call 905-560-6707 ext. 112.

Let’s build a better future together. Join us and make a lasting impact in the lives of local families!

Together, we can build more strength, stability, and self-reliance in our community though shelter.


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