Building homes and changing lives in Northwest Vermont.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer on-site or in-store! Your participation is vital to our mission.

Want to learn more about Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity? Join us on June 23 at 11 Olive Street in Morrisville from 1-3pm to learn all about our homeownership and volunteer programs! Light refreshments will be served.

We could not do what we do without our generous volunteers. With Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, you have the opportunity to support your local community, right here in Northwest Vermont. Because of the help of people like you, whole neighborhoods improve and completely transform. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

Learn how you can join us as a volunteer below.

A Habitat volunteer carrying a fence

Volunteer on a build site

Sign up for a shift!

Habitat homes are built by incoming partner families and community volunteers. Everyone is welcome, skilled or unskilled. Our build sites are judgment-free learning zones — come ask questions, gain new skills and make new friends! Our construction supervisor will teach you what you need to know and provide you with all the necessary tools, safety equipment, and training. 

New to volunteering? Read more below for information on what to expect.

A Habitat ReStore volunteer helping a store customer

Volunteer in a Habitat ReStore

Sign up for a shift!

You don’t have to lift a hammer to help. Donations are coming in daily, and we need your help sorting, stocking, and organizing. No retail experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun!  

Opportunities include: 

  • Unloading donations 
  • Stocking shelves 
  • Testing electronics 
  • Pricing inventory
  • and more! 
A group of Academy Mortgage volunteers posing for a photo during their Team Build day

Sponsored Team Builds

A Team Build day allows your business to strengthen its team while helping families achieve their dream of affordable homeownership. Unlike spending a day doing trust falls and building marshmallow towers, we will challenge your group to communicate, work together, and create something that makes a difference. Employees will return to the workplace motivated, connected, and inspired! 

Team Build donations cover the cost of building materials, supervision and swag. Lunch is also provided for the group. We ask for $1000 for up to 10 volunteers. We have a 10-person max each day; if more people want to participate, we can schedule multiple build days. 

Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. We are now scheduling for early 2024. 

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A group of AmeriCorps volunteers gathered for a photo at the Habitat ReStore in Williston

Bring a Group

Are you part of a sports or business team, faith congregation, or community group? Volunteer at a Habitat site! We can host up to 10 people, if more people want to participate, we’re happy to accommodate multiple build days and scheduling is flexible —stay for a few hours, or the whole day. Group projects take more planning and require more supervision than others, so contact us in advance if you’d like to join us. 

Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information or to schedule your group now.  

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Feed a Volunteer, Feed a Family

Own a restaurant or run a kitchen? Donate meals to our hardworking volunteers! Individuals can support our “Lunch Fund” as well!

Our volunteers work hard on our build sites and in our restores all year round, the least we can do is feed them! Our “Feed a Volunteer, Feed a Family program” is a great way for local restaurants to give back while also doing what they do best, make great food! This program allows for meals to be brought right on-site for the volunteers to enjoy, including the partner families who are working towards their sweat equity.  

Reach out to our Volunteer Manager to donate food, or donate to our “Lunch Fund” that directly helps alleviate the costs of feeding those who give back so much! 

Donate to our Lunch FundContact Volunteer Manager
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Community Service Hours

Volunteers with required community service hours for school or those with mandated court hours have additional steps for hour verification.

Reach out to our Volunteer Manager for more information.  

Contact Volunteer Manager

New to Volunteering?

How to sign up! 

After you click “Sign up for a shift” you will be sent to our signup site called VolunteerUP!  

From here you can log in or register as a new volunteer. During the registration you will be asked a few questions and create a username and password. You will need that information to clock in and out on site. You will also be asked to sign our Liability Waiver. Once logged in you can select the upcoming shifts you would like to sign up for.  

After you sign up for a shift, you will receive a confirmation email with details about your shift, like what to wear, where to park and what to bring. If it is your first-time volunteering on a site, when you arrive, please ask for a manager and they will walk you through your first day.

First time? Here’s what to expect:

Build Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be 18+ and sign a waiver before participating. 
  • Closed-toed shoes are required. 
  • We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or even ruined. 
  • Plan to bring sunscreen on hot days, extra layers on cooler ones, and a rain jacket. 
  • Please bring a bag lunch (except for Team Build and Specialty Builds participants) and enough water for the day. We also suggest coffee or Gatorade if you need it. 
  • All tools, training, and safety equipment are provided. 
  • Cancellations happen. Please be sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate and accessible. We reach out via e-mail if we need to cancel. 

Have another question? Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. 

ReStore Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be 16+ and sign a waiver before participating.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or even ruined.
  • We provide snacks but feel free to bring your own or to bring a bag lunch if you think you need it.
  • All tools, training, and safety equipment are provided.
  • Please be sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate and accessible. We reach out via e-mail if we need to cancel.

Have another question? Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. 

Specialty Builds

A group of women posing for a photo during Women Build Week in Burlington Vermont

Women Build Week

Women Build Week 2024 TBD. 

Our Women Build Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the housing crisis and its disproportionate impact on women-led households. Teams are responsible for raising $1,000 to cover the cost of the day’s building materials, site supervision, meals, and swag. 

Priding ourselves on being allies to all, we believe that a person is shaped by multiple overlapping identities, creating a reality greater than the sum of its parts. Gender, race, age, location, disability status, income, sexuality, and citizenship are a few of the many identities that shape our experiences and needs. We encourage self-identifying women, people of color, trans women, and women-aligned groups to participate. 

Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. 

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Pride Build Week

Pride Build Week 2024 TBD. 

At Green Mountain Habitat, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. We invite members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to help us build a home for a family or individual in need. Habitat’s PRIDE Build focuses on building an inclusive community where every individual and family has the opportunity to obtain fair and equitable housing – and where LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies all know they are welcome to come build community.

Pride Build is a fun way for members and supporters of the LGBTQ communities to come together to celebrate diversity in Vermont, learn new skills and make an important statement about the fundamental human right of a safe, decent, affordable place to live for everyone. We encourage LGBTQ+, allies. and LGBTQ+ groups to participate. 

Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. 

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College Builds

College Builds are an opportunity for college-aged students and college groups to give back to their community through building affordable housing in their community. We are excited to engage this group of hardworking, passionate young individuals with the Habitat mission in Northwest Vermont.

Please email volunteer@vermonthabitat.org for more information. 

Contact Volunteer Manager