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When you invest your time with Habitat you help empower a local family to experience strength, stability and self-reliance through housing. No experience necessary.

Volunteer with us

At Habitat for Humanity Victoria, we have a variety of ways individuals, corporate teams and community groups can get involved in our programs. Whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you within our Habitat community.

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Skilled Habitat Volunteers

We’re looking for qualified, skilled building volunteers who can help on our home building projects, undertake small repairs for families in need. You might be qualified in your field or an experienced handyman.  You may also be interested in helping to manage teams of unskilled volunteers on project sites.

Some of the skills we’re looking for include, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, landscaping, painting, plaster, cabinet making, and general handy-ness.  If you have other amazing skills to offer we want to hear about it! 

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Habitat Volunteers

Want to roll up your sleeves, learn some new skills with a hammer in hand? You don’t need to be a skilled tradesperson to volunteer on our building and community projects! If you want to help us build houses for families in need, or support our home maintenance program, click the button below.

Corporate Volunteers

Get your work colleagues together and have some fun building a home for a family or assist our community projects.  Your team will be working together to build brighter futures, stronger foundations, healthier and more resilient families. 

 

Our projects are based around the current needs in Victoria and can range from build projects, disaster recovery and community assistance. If you’d like to know more about how your organisation can get involved with us, click the button below. 

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ReStore Volunteers

ReStore is a social enterprise which accepts and sells new and second-hand items donated by businesses and the public to raise money to support our home building program.  We sell through our two large second-hand shops in Kilsyth and Rosebud. 

 

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at our ReStores. From customer service, warehouse management, truck driving, donation pick ups, test and tagging, furniture restoration, and online sales support – there’s something for everyone!  

Professional Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Victoria is always on the lookout for people with skills that can help us to grow and improve our organisation.  You may have some time to offer either on a regular basis or assist with a project.  You might have skills in administration, accounts, social media, design, marketing, IT or other amazing skills we could use!  

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Interested in volunteering? 
Make sure you register above!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frequently asked questions

What days of the week do you volunteer for home building days?


Volunteer days for our building projects are usually between Wednesday to Fridays but we sometimes have weekend build days too.




Where are you home build projects located?


Our build projects are located all over Victoria. You will need to contact us to find out where we're currently building.




Do I need to bring my own tools?


If you're assisting as a Skilled Habitat Volunteer, you will need to bring your own tools as you will probably be working on a set project. If you're assisting as a Habitat or Corporate Volunteer, you just need to turn up on the day and everything will be provided.




How long do I volunteer for on the build projects?


Most of our build volunteer days start at around 8.45am and finish at 3.30pm. Some projects may finish earlier if the work is completed.




What do I need to wear on build projects?


You will need to wear enclosed shoes (preferably sturdy boots with steel caps if you have them) with non-slip rubber soles and flat heels. Protective clothing suitable for getting dirty. No jewellery other than a watch and wedding band and no contact lenses due to dusty environments.




What shifts are available for ReStore?


Our Kilsyth ReStore has morning shifts available from 9am – 1pm and afternoon shifts from 12.30pm – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday from 10am-3pm. You'll be assisting on a regular shift across the week but are able to work for the whole day or more than one shift in the week.

Our Rosebud store has flexible times available where you can assist.




Do I need experience to assist at ReStore?


It's great if you have experience or skills in certain roles but it's not essential. We have a great training program that will provide you with the skills for the job. Some of our roles require licences such as our Test and Tag and Truck Driver roles.




Do I need to be able to do heavy lifting at ReStore?


We have a variety of roles and a number of them do not require lifting heavy objects. As we do have furniture and other heavy items we're always looking for team members who are comfortable with some lifting.




What do the different roles do at ReStore?


If you would like a position description for all the Volunteer positions available, then please email our Volunteer Coordinator at fsmith@habit.org.au for more details.





 

4 ways to give

Give your time

whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you within Habitat Victoria

Donate goods to ReStore

donate your gently used or new items to ReStore – from a home, to a home, for a home!

Donate online

Help us provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and donate to our life-changing cause today

Leave a legacy

include a gift to Habitat Victoria in your will and help us continue to build homes for families in need